Short Ribs Lettuce Wraps


Step into the heart of Korean cuisine with our Seoul-Style Kalbi Short Ribs Lettuce Wraps. This dish artfully combines the rich, savory flavors of marinated short ribs with the fresh crunch of lettuce, creating a harmonious blend of taste and texture. It's a culinary journey that brings the essence of Seoul's vibrant food scene to your table.

Short Ribs Lettuce Wraps

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 1 hour (including marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 lettuce wraps

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 500mg


  • Beef short ribs, thinly sliced – 1 lb (450g)
  • Soy sauce – ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Brown sugar – 2 tablespoons (30g)
  • Sesame oil – 1 tablespoon (15ml)
  • Garlic, minced – 2 cloves
  • Green onions, chopped – 2
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tablespoon (15g)
  • Large lettuce leaves (such as Butter or Romaine) – 8
  • Kimchi – for serving
  • Cooked white rice – for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and green onions.
  2. Add the short ribs, ensuring they are well coated with the marinade.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat a grill or skillet to medium-high heat.
  5. Grill the short ribs for about 2-3 minutes on each side until caramelized and cooked through.
  6. Place a small portion of cooked rice on a lettuce leaf.
  7. Add a piece of grilled short rib and top with kimchi.
  8. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the wraps.
  9. Fold the lettuce over the filling to form a wrap.
  10. Serve immediately, enjoying the burst of flavors.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Rib Thickness: Ensure the ribs are thinly sliced for quick and even cooking.
  • Marinating Time: For deeper flavor, marinate the ribs overnight.
  • Grill Mastery: Get the grill very hot for a nice sear on the ribs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of meat?

Yes, chicken or pork can be used as alternatives to beef.

How can I make this dish spicier?

Add Korean red pepper paste (gochujang) to the marinade for extra heat.

What if I don't have a grill?

You can cook the ribs in a hot skillet or frying pan.

Our Seoul-Style Kalbi Short Ribs Lettuce Wraps are more than just a meal; they're a vibrant expression of Korean culinary art. Each wrap is a delightful combination of juicy, flavorful meat and crisp lettuce, bringing a piece of Seoul right to your dining table. Indulge in these wraps and let your senses revel in the rich tapestry of flavors!