Game day is getting closer and closer, so let’s get our party on with these Korean-style BBQ Short Ribs. You are going to love this with its Coke reduction marinade, which also doubles as a sauce when serving.
Next to the boneless ribs—yep, boneless—because a plate of chewed bones . . .eww, are some onion rings dipped in a panko and Ritz cracker blend. You don’t want to skip the Ritz cracker in the batter because it makes these onion rings by adding a salty and buttery taste to the ensemble.
Now with the food out of the way for your football game day, let’s talk fun stuff. Stuff like a “Home Bowl” Pinterest contest. Here’s how it’s going to work:
Contest Prize*: Three winners will be chosen. Each winner will be awarded a “Home Bowl” prize pack valued at $350 (approximate retail value). Each prize pack includes: (1) one $250 Visa gift (2) Coca-Cola product (3) Ritz Crackers (4) “Home Bowl” themed serving cups, cutting board and tote bag.
Contest Date: The contest entry date begins January 12, 2015 and closes February 2, 2015.
Contest Entry**: To enter the contest, you must complete each of the following items: (1) Create a Pinterest board titled Coca-Cola #HomeBowlHeroContest (2) Pin your favorite game day food or drink, party tips or a combination thereof (3) Each pin posted to your Coca-Cola #HomeBowlHeroContest must include the hashtag #HomeBowlHeroContest (4) Copy and paste the Coca-Cola #HomeBowlHeroContest board URL in the comment section of this post.
Winner Selection: Winner(s) will randomly be selected and contacted via email provided in the comment section. Winner(s) will have up to 72 hours to respond to notification with a valid phone number and address.
*The prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this [contest].
** Coca-Cola and Ritz crackers do not need to be shown or included in any pins to be eligible to win.
Korean-style Short Ribs
- Short ribs
- 1 ½ cups Coke
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
- 1 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- 5-6 lbs. Korean-style short ribs or flanken
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup sesame seed, toasted and cooled
- Onion rings (recipe adapted from Tyler Florence)
- Oil, for frying
- 2 large sweet onions, cut inot 1/2 – inch thick ring, papery skins removed
- 1 cup rice flour, plus more, for dredging
- ½ cup finely crushed Ritz Crackers
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon soda
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup beer (use enough until pancake batter consistency is achieved)
- ½ teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
To make the short ribs:
- Place Coke and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, continue to boil until the liquid is reduced by half, about 3-4 minutes.
- Sprinkle brown sugar over beef, toss and rub into meat until evenly coated; set aside.
- In a bowl, place Coke reduction, brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin, garlic and sesame oil and whisk to combine. Place beef in a sealable bag and add marinade. Press our excess air from bag, and seal. Marinate, chilled for at least 8 hours or overnight.
- Heat grill to medium-high. Drain marinade off of meat. Grill ribs, turning once and cooking about 3-4 minutes on each side or cook to preferred doneness. Remove from grill and garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
To make the onion rings:
- Fill a large heavy bottom pan or fryer with oil and heat to 350 degrees F.
- Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and create a well in the center. In a bowl separate lightly whisk the egg yolk with a fork to break it up. Add this to the well in the middle of the flour and slowly whisk from the center, and as you whisk, slowly pour in the beer. Gradually make wider circles with the whisk to incorporate the dry ingredients from the edges - this will minimize any lumps that may occur. Continue whisking until all the dry ingredients are mixed and the batter is of a smooth consistency.
- Take the onion rings and remove the thin membrane between the layers; (this helps the batter stick better). In a large dish add some rice flour, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Coat each ring in the flour. Dip in the batter and fry the onion rings in batches; cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.
Julie @ Table for Two says
Oh yum yum YUM!!! This looks amazing! I love Korean flavors and this looks perfect for game day!
Jennifer Farley says
These look insanely good! The flavors sound amazing.
Josh loves ribs! YUM.
Valerie (Our Ruins) says
This sounds amazing! I love Korean style barbecue…I definitely need to make this!
Great recipe I basically just did the same with chicken and I can’t get enough of this spicy fingerfood! Perfect for the Game Day!
Is there supposed to be a recipe attached? Or do we need to go somewhere else to find it?
I think my jaw just fell down a flight of stairs and off a cliff!! YUM!!
Whoa. These are all kinds of incredible. I love Korean BBQ!!
Now this sounds good for any day -Thanks for the giveaway!
Kalyani N says
Fun party!! #HomeBowlHeroContest
Those monster onion rings looks amazing next to those ribs!
Perfection! Love this Naomi!!
Chai Mädchen says
Ooooh wow!! This makes me hungry 🙂
Camille Fraser says
I’d love to try this recipe. How can we access it? Thanks!
am I crazy here, but I can’t find a recipe??
Jaw dropping! I should try this recipe, would be a winner, for sure, in my house.
Peppermint Dolly says
These look fantastic!!
Paula Jones says
I’m not a big meat eater, but I LOVE short ribs!! love these
Gorgeous! This would be perfect for my dinner!
Holy Yummm! These look and sound delicious! Love that you used Ritz!
Naomi Robinson says
Hi Lynn – thanks for letting me know. I forgot to insert the code for the recipe to appear. It’s up now.
Naomi Robinson says
Hi Camille – thanks for letting me know. I forgot to insert the code for the recipe to appear. It’s up now.
Naomi Robinson says
Hi JK – thanks for letting me know. I forgot to insert the code for the recipe to appear. It’s up now.
Now this is a game day meal!!! Love it girl 🙂
Barbara @ Barbara Bakes says
What a great way to change up ribs.
Naomi, I love this recipe. Nice change for something “meatier” for game day, too!
Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish says
Now these are some mean ribs! A great idea to do them boneless especially for a crowd. Clever idea with the Ritz crackers. Glad I stopped in!
OMGoodness yes yes yes. I love that Coke, first, Korean short ribs second, and this recipe is so being made this weekend!
your photography is simply SUPERB girl and this food is making me hungry again!!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Sticky ribs and deep fried onion rings is basically my dream on a plate. Wish I had this to devour now!
Thank you! They look delicious. 🙂
Every bit of this sounds amazing. And, as usual, your photographs are stunning!
Denise | TLT says
I had my first Korean meal last saturday (if you ever visit Amsterdam: restaurant Yokiyo is great!) and fell in love with the short ribs. I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe with your gorgeous pictures and trying to recreate that delicious dish at home. Thanks for this perfect timing!
Melissa Williams says
This is just perfect for tomorrow. I’m noting all the ingredients on my shopping list. Ready to rock!