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Instant Pot Galbi Jjim Recipe: Korean Braised Short Ribs

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot Galbi Jjim is my go-to comfort food. Tender beef short ribs soaked in a rich, flavorful sauce, it's a hearty dish that always hits the spot.

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Listen, friends, I've found happiness in my Instant Pot. Sounds crazy, right? Well, not when it's brimming with sumptuous, tender beef short ribs, soaked in a savory Asian-inspired marinade. It's an adventure - this galbi jjim recipe. Imagine biting into juicy, flavorful meat that just slides right off the bone. It's a flavor party and everyone's invited. Give it a whirl, you'll thank me later!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Galbi Jjim

  • Beef short ribs: Tender, flavorful meat that is the star of the dish, providing richness and depth to the overall flavor profile.
  • Soy sauce: Adds savory umami flavor and saltiness to the dish, enhancing the taste of the beef and other ingredients.
  • Brown sugar: Balances the saltiness of the soy sauce, adding a touch of sweetness to the dish for a well-rounded taste.
  • Rice wine: Adds a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor to the sauce, complementing the richness of the beef.
  • Onion: Provides a sweet and aromatic base for the dish, infusing a savory depth of flavor into the sauce.
  • Garlic: Adds a pungent and aromatic flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall savory profile of the sauce.
  • Ginger: Adds a warm and spicy kick to the dish, complementing the sweetness of the sauce and balancing the flavors.
  • Black pepper: Adds a mild heat and earthy flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall depth of taste.
  • Water: Helps create steam and pressure in the instant pot, allowing the ingredients to cook and infuse flavors together.
  • Green onions: Adds a fresh and crisp flavor to the dish, providing a pop of color and freshness as a garnish.
  • Sesame seeds: Adds a nutty and toasty flavor to the dish, providing a crunchy texture and visual appeal as a garnish.

Essential Tools for Making This Korean Short Rib Dish

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the beef short ribs to achieve tender and flavorful results.

Instant Pot Galbi Jjim Recipe: Korean Braised Short Ribs

This Instant Pot Galbi Jjim recipe is a quick and delicious way to enjoy Korean braised short ribs. The tender beef is cooked in a savory-sweet sauce, making it a perfect dish for any occasion.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 650 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice wine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 green onions, chopped for garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  • In a bowl, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine, onion, garlic, ginger, and black pepper.
  • Add the short ribs to the Instant Pot and pour the sauce over them.
  • Add water to the pot.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.


Calories: 650kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 45gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 1800mgPotassium: 800mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Braised Short Ribs, Galbi Jjim, Instant Pot
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Tips for Making Galbi Jjim Ahead of Time and Storing

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the galbi jjim as instructed and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Store the dish in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stove before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • After cooking, let the galbi jjim cool completely.
  • Place the dish in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Galbi jjim is a traditional Korean dish that was originally served to royalty in the Joseon dynasty.

Common Questions About Cooking Galbi Jjim in an Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute beef short ribs with beef chuck or brisket for this recipe.
How can I adjust the cooking time if I have smaller beef short ribs?
If you have smaller beef short ribs, you can reduce the cooking time by 5-10 minutes to prevent them from becoming overcooked.
Can I make this recipe without a pressure cooker?
Yes, you can make this recipe on the stovetop. Simmer the ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pot for 2-3 hours until the meat is tender.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze the leftover galbi jjim in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
How spicy is this dish?
This dish is not spicy. If you prefer a bit of heat, you can add some red pepper flakes or chopped chili peppers to the sauce.

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