Recipe courtesy of Brad Kelley

Kal Bi (Marinated Boneless Beef Short Ribs)

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  • Level: Easy
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5 pounds boneless beef short rib, sliced thinly and cut into pieces 6 inches long and 5 inches wide

8 romaine lettuce leaves

2 cups cooked white rice

Miso Paste, recipe follows

1/2 cup grated daikon


1 Asian pear, finely grated

1/2 large onion, finely grated

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons mirin (sweetened rice wine)

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sake

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons oyster sauce

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey

1/4 cup sesame oil

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon minced garlic (or to taste)

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons white sugar

Miso Paste:

1/2 cup Japanese light miso

1/2 cup Korean dark miso

1/4 cup red chili paste

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Mix all marinade ingredients together with 1 cup water until smooth. Add the beef and marinate for 4 hours, periodically massaging the meat. Prepare the charcoal grill. When the coals are glowing, place the strips of meat on the grill and cook to taste. Place the grilled meat on a Romaine lettuce leaf with rice, Miso Paste and grated daikon. Roll up the lettuce leaf, making sure the ends are secure, and eat like a wrap.

Miso Paste:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together until a nice paste is formed. Reserve.