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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.


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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. Kathryn Andrews — 5/26/13 @ 1:13 pm

    I was baking chicken and the pan was to small.

  2. tami — 5/26/13 @ 1:13 pm

    My father’s jerky recipe. My mother forbid him to do it at home!

  3. Laura Taylor — 5/26/13 @ 1:15 pm

    cheesy lasagna that boils over and refuses to come off!

  4. Debra Derosier — 5/26/13 @ 1:16 pm

    pie when my hubby made pie he put to many berries in and it over flowed all over my clean oven what a mess

  5. joy dichristoforo — 5/26/13 @ 1:23 pm

    It is my chicken & potato dinner…really need oven cleaned immediately…can’t serve it 2 often and makes us sad! :(

  6. Ellecia — 5/26/13 @ 1:35 pm

    This is one nice stove I could use to bake with !

  7. Odean Cusack — 5/26/13 @ 1:40 pm

    green bean casserole the mushroom soup always bubbles over

  8. Thomas Chappell — 5/26/13 @ 1:57 pm

    Last year my mom came to town and I decided to make pot roast, well the roast was to big for the crockpot.

    So I attempted to make it in a pan in the over.

    Put the 6 lb roast in the pan cover with dried onion soup mix a can of cream of mushroom soup a can of water and some cut up potatoes, carrots, and onions. Put it in there on low for 8 hours.

    Needless to say at the end i opened the over and there was quite a mess inside.

  9. Thomas Chappell — 5/26/13 @ 2:05 pm
  10. Robert Jackson — 5/26/13 @ 2:06 pm

    Our old oven is on its last leg. A new would be so excellent!

  11. Patrick Joyce — 5/26/13 @ 2:13 pm

    Chicken pot pie always boils out the top

  12. Lynne B` — 5/26/13 @ 2:21 pm

    Turkey splatters all over the oven every time I cook it even though I use a foil tent for part of the cooking! Sigh…………

  13. Kathy Lakatosh — 5/26/13 @ 2:32 pm


  14. Tina Taylor — 5/26/13 @ 2:35 pm

    When i bake lasagna i always seem to spill it in the oven.

  15. sharlene caisse — 5/26/13 @ 2:35 pm

    BQ chicken and ribs

  16. Glenda Yumul — 5/26/13 @ 2:41 pm

    Pretty much anything I cook leaves a huge mess in the oven :D

  17. John Morahan — 5/26/13 @ 2:44 pm

    roasted hens cause a mess

  18. Lois F — 5/26/13 @ 2:54 pm

    I always have a problem with lasagna, especially with the no bake noodles. When everything melts and the noodles expand it is most assuredly a rap.

  19. KATHLEEN FULLER — 5/26/13 @ 2:55 pm

    I love to make a triple berry pie. The problem is half the time I fill it to full and it spills over.

  20. Bev Potter — 5/26/13 @ 2:59 pm


  21. Adam — 5/26/13 @ 3:10 pm

    Tuna melts. I like to broil them on shallow cookie sheets. It’s the “melt” part that does me in.

  22. Theresa Jenkins — 5/26/13 @ 3:26 pm

    my broiler is in the oven so “anything” you broil gets all over the oven…and we broil alot

  23. Maryann — 5/26/13 @ 3:32 pm

    Porchetta. That last half hour at 500 is the reason I don’t make it more often.

  24. Suzanne Gay — 5/26/13 @ 3:38 pm

    Fruit pies, even when I put a cookie sheet under the pans!

  25. gail bartels — 5/26/13 @ 3:41 pm

    Baking heaven

  26. Happi Shopr — 5/26/13 @ 3:50 pm

    Lasagna – we love it but what a mess!

  27. Terri Bordowitz — 5/26/13 @ 3:50 pm

    The messiest thing I make in the oven is Lasagna. My family loves it when the pan is filled to the top with yummy cheese and sauce.

  28. Paul Keyser — 5/26/13 @ 3:55 pm

    My lasagna always makes a mess in my oven.

  29. Sylvia R. — 5/26/13 @ 3:56 pm

    When I make wings in the oven….what a mess!!

  30. Cathie McElwee — 5/26/13 @ 4:03 pm

    Pizza- I can never make pizza without a mess in my oven!

  31. louise rogers — 5/26/13 @ 4:07 pm


  32. Tosh Matsumto — 5/26/13 @ 4:09 pm

    Wonderful oven. I’d love to have one to cook my stuff in

  33. Michelelynne — 5/26/13 @ 4:16 pm

    Cobblers are always a mess!

  34. Gunn Challis — 5/26/13 @ 4:20 pm

    barbeque ribs leave a spatter

  35. tk — 5/26/13 @ 4:26 pm

    i’ve made big messes with cheesy casseroles and baked ribs too.

  36. looks good — 5/26/13 @ 4:29 pm

    ribs look great

  37. Gloria S — 5/26/13 @ 4:29 pm


  38. Lyn Tallant — 5/26/13 @ 4:32 pm

    pulled pork

  39. RICH — 5/26/13 @ 4:37 pm


  40. Mary Westphal — 5/26/13 @ 4:37 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  41. Wendy S — 5/26/13 @ 4:39 pm

    Lasagna…so good but soooo messy

  42. Mona Greer — 5/26/13 @ 4:41 pm

    I would have to say apple pie that boils over, even tho you have it on a cookie sheet…what a mess….I would love to win this stove…..

  43. Kathleen Lahm — 5/26/13 @ 4:43 pm

    love the oven

  44. David R — 5/26/13 @ 4:53 pm

    nice oven

  45. Teresa Gilliam — 5/26/13 @ 5:02 pm

    Fruit cobblers.

  46. Teresa Gilliam — 5/26/13 @ 5:03 pm

    Super good tip! Thanks!