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Friday, May 24, 2013

Giveaway: LG EasyClean Double Oven Range + Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

ATTENTION! This is a different type of giveaway than I normally run! In order to enter, see the directions at the bottom of the post!!!

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

The nearest good Korean BBQ restaurant is over an hour drive away, simply too far when the best accompaniment to Korean BBQ is several super-cold OB beer alternating with sips of chilled soju (Korean rice alcohol, like Japanese sake).

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

That’s why we love making Korean food at home, but it also means that I have to modify ingredients and cooking methods a bit. You might be more familiar with Bulgogi, a popular Korean BBQ dish that features shaved rib-eye beef slices marinated in mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame seeds. But the lesser known dish is Kalbi, or thinly sliced bone-in beef short ribs flavored in a similar marinade. Bulgogi and Kalbi are both cooked over an open flame – usually hot charcoal set in the middle of the table!


I’ve modified the Kalbi recipe to use pork baby back ribs, since my grocery store doesn’t carry the short ribs cut like this. Regular beef short ribs that are available are too chunky and clunky to eat by hand. Baby back ribs are perfect – tender, flavorful and simple to cook.

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Oh, and I’m not about to carve out the middle of my dining table to install a charcoal grill, so we’re going with a simpler technique – the oven.

But first…learn from my oopsie

The first time I played with this recipe, it was a disaster. Not the recipe, but the oven was a crazy mess. I had cooked the baby back ribs on a cookie sheet, thinking it was the perfect size to fit 2 racks of ribs.

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Unfortunately, I failed to remember that baby back ribs are JUICY and release a lot of FAT when cooking. Guess where that all ended up? All over the bottom of my oven where it then sizzled and burned. Burning fat in a hot oven is just not a good combo. While my family enjoyed the ribs for dinner, I spent the better part of the evening trying to scrub off all of the black, burned spots. I certainly could have used the LG EasyClean™ Double Oven Range. Instead of scrubbing, the LG EasyClean oven allows you to clean the interior with a quick spray of water and the magical button called “EasyClean.” Enjoy dinner WITH your family instead of with the sponge, since cleanup only takes 20 minutes. No chemicals. No super-high heat (that function on normal ovens always freaks me out – I think I’m going to burn down my house!) So, learn from my hot mess. If you don’t have an LG EasyClean Oven, use a roasting pan at least 2-inches high and lots of tin foil!

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

See all these juices? That ends up in the oven if you don’t know what you’re doing!

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Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs

Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 95 minutes


6-7 pounds baby back ribs
salt & freshly ground black pepper
1/2 onion, grated
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 stalk green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or white/cider vinegar)


Heat oven the 375F. (optional) Using a butter knife to pry it up, separate the membrane from the back of the ribs and discard. Generously season both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper. Wrap the ribs in foil, meaty side up and seal completely. Bake for 90 minutes. To make the Korean Kalbi sauce, mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl. After the ribs are cooked, remove from the oven and carefully open up the foil -- be careful of the hot steam! Slather 3/4 of the Korean Kalbi sauce on the tops of the ribs. Place the oven rack in the top third of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Put the ribs back in the oven, foil still open, and broil until the sauce bubbles and caramelizes, about 3-5 minutes. Keep a watch on the ribs – it's so easy to burn them! Just before serving, pour the remaining Korean Kalbi sauce on top of the ribs.


LG EasyClean Double Oven Range Giveaway

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Now it’s your turn to tell me – what is YOUR favorite favorite recipe that leaves your oven messy? Let me know in the comments for your chance to win your own LG EasyClean™ Double Oven Range!

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner  will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 5/22/13 – 7/15/13.


4,212 Responses to “Giveaway: LG EasyClean Double Oven Range + Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe”

  1. Travis Sobeck — 5/25/13 @ 10:07 pm

    Scaloped Potatoes always seem to spill over….

  2. Penny L Herget — 5/25/13 @ 10:17 pm


  3. Taryn Poe — 5/25/13 @ 10:25 pm

    Looks yummy!

  4. Scott Moats — 5/25/13 @ 10:38 pm

    Roasted chestnuts are my most favorite winter treat. Unfortunately, I never make it through a season without at least one of them exploding in the oven! What a mess!

  5. timestep — 5/25/13 @ 10:38 pm

    I love making ribs, but cheesecake can drip if your aren’t careful!

    And oh, I miss my double oven . . . .

  6. Paula Robinson — 5/25/13 @ 10:42 pm

    Homemade apple pie!

  7. Jessica Butler — 5/25/13 @ 10:43 pm

    homemade pizza, and it always leaves my oven so messy !

  8. Malea Cooper — 5/25/13 @ 10:44 pm

    I have an adapted sweet potato casserole recipe with a nice crust on the top. but that nice crust seems to spill over and stick to everything like glue!

  9. John Crawley — 5/25/13 @ 10:45 pm

    Cherry Pie

  10. Malea Cooper — 5/25/13 @ 10:46 pm
  11. sandy lewis — 5/25/13 @ 10:48 pm

    Mac & cheese

  12. joann — 5/25/13 @ 10:54 pm

    my apple pie loves to drip juice in the oven! what a mess….

  13. Elizabeth K — 5/25/13 @ 10:57 pm

    Apple pie

  14. Dana — 5/25/13 @ 10:58 pm

    Hmm a recipe that leaves my oven messy – it would have to be any fruit pie that bubbles over. As a vegetarian not many things I make cause a mess :)

  15. Nicole Gilbert — 5/25/13 @ 11:05 pm

    I wanted to prepare the ribs right away. I’m going to for the holiday. the oven would be a dream come true!!

  16. Margo Michelle Huffman — 5/25/13 @ 11:10 pm

    Apple pie, when it’s just ‘too juicy’ and falls over the edge. Stiiiicky…

  17. karen spector — 5/25/13 @ 11:12 pm

    Love to cook and bake regularly. I love to feed others.

  18. Terry Dickson — 5/25/13 @ 11:13 pm

    When I cook a roast, there is usually a spill from the broiler pan.

  19. Ivy T — 5/25/13 @ 11:16 pm

    Homemade pizza leaves my oven a mess…. or any time the teenager uses the oven (regardless of what is being made)

  20. Lindsay Pihl — 5/25/13 @ 11:22 pm

    Pies always make my oven messy. It seems like they always bubble over.

  21. JoLee Frederiksen — 5/25/13 @ 11:23 pm

    I love to make angel food cake and it never fail that it bakes over and spills into the bottom of the oven.

  22. Gina — 5/25/13 @ 11:42 pm

    Cherry Pie, I want to smack myself when I realize I forgot to put a cookie sheet on the lower rack and it seems like I smell that burned smell for weeks after. We have to drive an hour too for good Korean.

  23. Natalie J Vandenberghe — 5/25/13 @ 11:45 pm

    Fresh fruit cobble usually makes a mess in my oven. But the greater mess by far is created when the sweet potatoes and yams I bake overflow (yes, I do prick them). I’d love to win this new oven because the built-in oven we have is very small. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Natalie J Vandenberghe — 5/25/13 @ 11:46 pm
  25. Gunn Challis — 5/25/13 @ 11:55 pm


  26. BRIAN VOORHEES — 5/25/13 @ 11:57 pm


  27. Mary Lozano — 5/26/13 @ 12:11 am

    Lasagna! Never fails that this wonderful family favorite always seems to bubble over onto the bottom of my oven. Burnt cheese however is not a family favorite :)

  28. Elizabeth — 5/26/13 @ 12:28 am

    I love to make lamb chops in the oven, but because they are greasy it always splatters everywhere. But the crunchy edges and the smell of them broiling makes it totally worth it!

  29. nan moore — 5/26/13 @ 12:48 am

    cherry pie

  30. erica bag — 5/26/13 @ 12:53 am

    pizza on the rack. an edge always drops off

  31. Sabrina W. — 5/26/13 @ 12:56 am

    My favorite favorite recipe that leaves my kitchen messy is baked spaghetti! without fail the pasta sauce and cheese bubbles over and ends of at the bottom of my oven. End of setting the fire alarm off from that burnt cheese and sauce on the bottom of the oven.

  32. Catherine — 5/26/13 @ 1:10 am

    Great recipe and great giveaway!

  33. Seth — 5/26/13 @ 2:39 am

    Pies, Lasagne

  34. Seth — 5/26/13 @ 2:39 am

    Pies and Lasagne

  35. steve d — 5/26/13 @ 2:48 am

    cobbler and lasagne

  36. Cecilia — 5/26/13 @ 4:17 am

    Kalbi is a universally loved food, save the vegetarians of course!

  37. David W. Sturgeon — 5/26/13 @ 5:10 am

    I would use your brain for a second and put a alunium foil container unneath the baking dish so you will not have to clean the oven after you had prepared your Italian Pasta with special cheese and sauce. You can purchase them at any grocery store for just a few pennies or so. I have been doing this for many years and didn’t really need anyone person to tell me how to keep an nice clean oven for the next use, eh. CHOW !

  38. Jeannie — 5/26/13 @ 5:11 am

    My favorite messy recipe would be any homemade pie. Unless I put a cookie sheet underneath the pie tin the filling can make my oven a mess!

  39. Rose — 5/26/13 @ 6:10 am

    Those ribs look yummy! My big mess problem always seems to be the extra juice from a turkey. Big bird, too shallow a pan and whoops when taking the turkey out of the oven.

  40. Shelley Frontiero — 5/26/13 @ 6:37 am

    my messiest oven dish is lasagna, now matter how big of a pan I use, it’s seem to overflow onto the oven

  41. Stacey — 5/26/13 @ 6:45 am

    Definitely homemade apple pie!

  42. Stacey — 5/26/13 @ 6:46 am

    apple pie!

  43. Mary Sullivan — 5/26/13 @ 7:31 am

    Mac and cheese because it always bubbles over and makes a mess.

  44. DanV — 5/26/13 @ 7:50 am

    My favorite is veggie lasagna

  45. corrine nichol — 5/26/13 @ 8:00 am

    My lasagna always bubbles over!

  46. tracey byram — 5/26/13 @ 8:05 am

    My chicken pot pies usually bubble over leaving a mess on the bottom of my oven.

  47. Mundi Hamilton — 5/26/13 @ 8:08 am

    I tried a maple chickpea snack just last week, and didn’t use real maple syrup… the corn syrup in the fake stuff foamed and oozed and burned all over my oven!

  48. mimi — 5/26/13 @ 8:14 am

    Oh my gosh what a great prize! Love your blog Jaden!