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Paleo Kalbi (Korean Short Ribs)


I never like using the word “diet”, because I think it has a negative connotation. It is no secret that we love food in our house and good indulgent food at that, but there also needs to be balance. I have been doing a lot of research on the different healthy eating lifestyles out there and we have decided to go paleo in our household. Yesterday was Day 1 and I tried to recreate one of my husband’s favorite dishes Kalbi (Korean short ribs), with paleo ingredients. They came out amazing!!! I could not have expected the results to come out as good as that did and he even said it was a keeper. Paleo or not you need to try this recipe!


Paleo Kalbi (Korean Short Ribs)

a Thyme to Beet original


  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 small Asian pear, peeled and finely grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 pounds Korean style beef short ribs (flaken cut)



In a medium bowl, whisk together aminos, coconut sugar, pear, garlic, mirin, and ginger. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and short ribs; marinate overnight, turning the bag occasionally. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Add short ribs to grill and cook, flipping once, until desired doneness is reached, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.


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