When thinking of the best Korean recipe to cook in The Dutchess, galbi-jjim immediately comes to mind. This braised beef short rib recipe from Heyri Han of @dearsaturdays is a classic dish for Chuseok (also known as Hangawi, South Korea's major mid-autumn harvest festival). When ready to serve, the meat will *actually* fall right off the bone — an incredibly hearty meal and crowd-pleaser for your next fall dinner party. Pair it with makgeolli, lightly sparkling Korean rice wine (we recommend Màkku).


Serves 4-6
  • 2½ lbs of bone-in short rib
  • 1 yellow onion halved, skin on
  • 10 whole cloves of garlic
  • 2 thumbs of ginger, whole
  • 2 tablespoons of whole black peppercorn
  • 8 cups water

  • Vegetables:
  • 1 cup of pitted whole dried jujube dates
  • 10 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup of split mild green peppers (cheongyang or shishito)

  • Braise sauce:
  • 6 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ¼ tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1½ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ½ of a Korean pear, chopped
  • ½ of a yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk of green onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • Garnish:
  • chopped green onion
Cookware Used
The Dutchess
6.75-Quart Cast-Iron Dutch Oven
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Beyond Measure Duo
Glass Measuring Cup Set
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The Whole Grain Family
3-Piece Wooden Utensil Set
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Broth preparation: 

  1. Soak short ribs in cold water for at least 30 minutes to release impurities like bone debris and blood. Discard water and rinse ribs. Fill The Dutchess with 8 cups of water and bring it up to a boil. Add the ribs and boil for 10 minutes, then take your pot to the sink, discard the hot water and give the ribs a good rinse.

  2. Place the ribs back in the pot with halved onion, whole garlic cloves, ginger, and black peppercorn. Cover the pot and bring up to medium heat and cook for 45 minutes or until the broth has cooked down by half.


  1. Using a food processor or blender, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, sesame seeds with Korean pear, onion, green onion, and garlic. Blend until the liquid becomes smooth.

  2. Strain the broth by discarding the onion, garlic, ginger, and peppercorn. Pour the braising sauce into the pot, give it a good stir and simmer on medium-low heat for 30 minutes.

  3. Toss in jujube dates, shiitake mushrooms, and mild green peppers evenly on top, cover the pot, and simmer for another 15 minutes. Check if the meat falls off the bone - if so, your galbi-jjim is ready. If not, simmer for another 10 minutes. 

How to enjoy: 

  1. Before serving, remove the ribs and bones from the pot. Let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting the meat into bite-sized chunks and adding it back to the pot.
  2. Serve with a warm bowl of rice and enjoy!