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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!

Sweepstakes Rules:
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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

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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. Sarah Thamm — 7/15/13 @ 11:44 am

    i am obsessed with this oven! i would love to add it to my kitchen!!

  2. Robert Jackson — 7/15/13 @ 12:13 pm

    Easy clean works for me!

  3. David Wyatt — 7/15/13 @ 12:47 pm

    First time I ever saw a range I’d leave open when company came over!

  4. Kathlyne Brown — 7/15/13 @ 12:59 pm

    I always seem to get a messy oven from pie! It bubbles over and makes a mess! Yum. Cherry pie.

  5. Sage — 7/15/13 @ 1:19 pm

    This thing looks amazing…

  6. Kayce Crews — 7/15/13 @ 1:19 pm

    i have a recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that always leaves my oven messy.

  7. dan williams — 7/15/13 @ 1:21 pm

    chicken pot pies, twitted this today, 15/07

  8. DanV — 7/15/13 @ 1:21 pm

    I Ike veggie lasagna

  9. Sheree — 7/15/13 @ 1:59 pm

    When I cook scalloped potatoes it leaves my oven messy

  10. Tammy McCullough — 7/15/13 @ 2:28 pm

    I would love to own this oven/range. I love to cook for my family and it seems as though I always have something in the oven and something waiting it’s turn. This would be a perfect addition to my kitchen.

  11. Debra Guillen — 7/15/13 @ 2:31 pm

    Lasagna is my favorite recipe that leaves my oven messy

  12. Linda Sturgeon — 7/15/13 @ 2:44 pm


  13. Christine Cardella — 7/15/13 @ 2:49 pm

    Buffalo chicken wings always splatter all over my oven. Huge mess.

  14. Theresa — 7/15/13 @ 2:56 pm

    Peanut butter cookies are always a favorite.

  15. jules m. — 7/15/13 @ 3:01 pm

    my homemade lasagna.. it always boils over and the cheese burns on the bottom of my oven

  16. Gunn Challis — 7/15/13 @ 3:23 pm

    I made hot wings and the sauce spattered.

  17. Gary Ford, Jr. — 7/15/13 @ 3:34 pm

    Zucchini Lasagna is my favorite recipe to mess my oven up.

  18. Carolyn Daley — 7/15/13 @ 4:04 pm

    Pizza makes a mess from cheese oozing and burning to the bottom of the oven.

  19. SHENNA SEAL — 7/15/13 @ 4:13 pm

    These ovens are awesome. Would look great in my kitchen!

  20. Leanne Robinson — 7/15/13 @ 4:37 pm

    OMG. I would love to have this oven. Gas Please. I only cook with gas. My grandmother had a gas stove and taught me how to bake. I have always had a gas stove….love it

  21. Kathy Lakatosh — 7/15/13 @ 4:45 pm


  22. Shana Hendrickson — 7/15/13 @ 5:06 pm

    I can’t seem to cook anything without making a mess, but I’ll have to go with lasagna. Isn’t this oven a beaut?!

  23. Rosey — 7/15/13 @ 5:18 pm

    My favorite recipe that leaves the oven messy is thin crispy crust homemade pizza that requires no pan.

  24. Rosey — 7/15/13 @ 5:20 pm
  25. Kristin — 7/15/13 @ 5:24 pm

    I am what you call a messy baker everything I make seems to run over. But I made is the most messy is defiantly my pizza or bacon.

  26. Jeff Rezzuto — 7/15/13 @ 5:29 pm

    potato skins

  27. louise rogers — 7/15/13 @ 5:32 pm

    pot roast

  28. Ken Henderson — 7/15/13 @ 5:37 pm
  29. Ken Henderson — 7/15/13 @ 5:37 pm

    Also baking a strawberry Rubarb pie!

  30. Christy Leonard — 7/15/13 @ 6:00 pm

    My favorite recipe that always makes my oven a mess is blackberry cobbler. Of course my oven is pretty outdated. This oven looks amazing, I would love to own an oven like this.

  31. Jennifer Reed — 7/15/13 @ 6:09 pm

    I love my teriyaki chicken recipe that I make but it tends to leave my oven messy.
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  32. Heather Swarthout — 7/15/13 @ 7:39 pm

    My oven mac n cheese always leaves my oven messy, ugh!

  33. Mike Otterson — 7/15/13 @ 8:04 pm

    double oven would be great for parties.

  34. Kristi gruwell — 7/15/13 @ 8:23 pm

    What a great deal!

  35. Rosanne — 7/15/13 @ 9:26 pm

    Cherry or blueberry pie

  36. Ashley Morrow — 7/15/13 @ 9:55 pm

    Sweet and Smoky Oven Ribs always leave my oven messy.

  37. nick cinelli — 7/15/13 @ 9:55 pm

    sweet cherry pie

  38. Brittney House — 7/15/13 @ 9:56 pm

    BBQ ribs or basically anything that involves BBQ sauce

  39. steven lewis — 7/15/13 @ 10:52 pm

    will this range help me learn to boil water?

  40. Brandy Holleman — 7/15/13 @ 11:22 pm

    even though my children love lasagna it makes my oven very messy


  41. LORETTA.A. RENO — 7/15/13 @ 11:52 pm

    I would love to win,it would be great,my oven is over 20 years old.I was going to get a new oven but my mother ‘s oven died so I brought her a new oven,my old still works,each time I was going to try to new oven something came so I do not get the oven.It would be a big help if I won the oven,I could bake,cook do lasagna or ribs,chicken,meatloaf,pies cookies ,muffins my family loves to eat

  42. LORETTA.A. RENO — 7/15/13 @ 11:54 pm

    I would love to win,so I can bake cookies,pies,muffins,bake chicken,ribs,

  43. June Snyder — 7/16/13 @ 7:09 am

    Apple pie if I don’t put it on a cookie sheet

  44. donna g fulton — 7/16/13 @ 7:25 am

    any berry or apple pie is an utter mess to clean up after

  45. Karla Kinney — 7/16/13 @ 9:32 am

    cheese bacon casserole

  46. Debbie S — 7/16/13 @ 9:47 am