Jennie’s Family Recipe—Galbijjim (갈비찜)


Jennie’s Family Recipe—Galbijjim (갈비찜)

Discover our founder & CEO Jennie's family recipe for Korean braised short ribs, or Galbijjim (갈비찜).

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JANUARY 13, 2024

Heirlooms come in many forms, and a family recipe is one of our favorites. Celebrate Korean American Day with Jennie’s choice—her mom’s Galbijjim (갈비찜), or Korean braised short ribs.


  • 2 lbs beef short ribs
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Green onions for garnish

Step by step:

  1. Cut the beef short ribs into individual pieces
  2. Slice the onion, carrots, potato, and shiitake mushrooms
  3. For the sauce, in a bowl mix soy sauce, sugar, honey, minced garlic, jalapeno, and grated ginger.
  4. Place the beef, vegetables, and sauce in a large pot.
  5. Add water to cover the ingredients.
  6. Bring the pot to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  7. Cover and cook for 1.5 to 2 hours until the meat is tender.
  8. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
  9. Serve hot over rice.

Korean American Day honors the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903. We hold this day close to our hearts. To celebrate, we launched The Heritage Collection—a special collection of 14k solid gold personalized pieces. Each is intended to honor your story.