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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:
No duplicate comments.

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

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  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

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. Aaron Jay — 5/26/13 @ 8:19 am

    An oven where I don’t have to guess at the temperature would be great!

  2. Margaret Tokonitz — 5/26/13 @ 8:30 am

    BAR B Q Spare ribs w/lots of sauce

  3. mindy moon — 5/26/13 @ 8:40 am

    the spare ribs look yummy

  4. Darla Cook — 5/26/13 @ 8:51 am

    Chicken casserole surprise.

  5. NurseJen — 5/26/13 @ 8:57 am

    My favorite messy recipe is bacon-wrapped mini-meatloaves (NOT the ones in the muffin tins — they never work out for me!) I make mini-loaves by hand, wrap each one in bacon and bake them on a cookie sheet. Bacon grease splatters EVERYWHERE!

  6. mell — 5/26/13 @ 8:59 am

    Pecan pie and braised or oven barbecued ribs

  7. Denny Li — 5/26/13 @ 9:01 am

    Chicken pot pie. It always, always over flows the pie pan and I never remember to put a cookie sheet underneath.

  8. Jas D — 5/26/13 @ 9:03 am

    My favorite oven-messing recipe is salmon slathered with maple syrup, soy sauce, and spices. Even cleaning the glass baking dish is a major chore requiring hours of soaking.

  9. Ben Gilbert — 5/26/13 @ 9:04 am

    bacon wrapped burgers cooked in the oven.

  10. William Mills — 5/26/13 @ 9:10 am

    spare ribs are the best!!!

  11. Diane White — 5/26/13 @ 9:12 am


  12. Cheryl Wilson — 5/26/13 @ 9:16 am

    Blueberry pie always seems to bubble over. On the up side, the blueberries would match the color of this BEAUTIFUL oven! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  13. Mac — 5/26/13 @ 9:20 am

    Chicken wings always leave a mess

  14. Debbie S — 5/26/13 @ 9:26 am

    Messy is steaks on high heat in oven. Splatters everywhere

  15. Patricia Jones — 5/26/13 @ 9:30 am

    Pizza! Always so much better directly on the rack, but I love cheese and it always drips down. Also, anything my husband cooks!

  16. Fay J VanHorn — 5/26/13 @ 9:41 am

    My pizza alwasy leaves a cheesy mess in the oven

  17. BusyWorkingMama — 5/26/13 @ 10:07 am

    Lasagna that bubbles over is always a pain to clean!

  18. Leslie Rigsby — 5/26/13 @ 10:08 am

    My husband likes to fry bacon in the oven. What a mess that makes!! I’d love to have this easy clean oven!

  19. mike cameron — 5/26/13 @ 10:34 am


  20. Denisha — 5/26/13 @ 10:36 am

    Berry cobbler is always a pain to clean up!

  21. Joanne Schultz — 5/26/13 @ 10:43 am

    apple pie – I always forget to put aluminum foil under them to catch the drips!

  22. Peter Bernardoni — 5/26/13 @ 10:44 am

    Would love this easy clean feature

  23. Dorie Lou — 5/26/13 @ 10:45 am

    Homemade Lasagna….very messy!

  24. Trina — 5/26/13 @ 10:57 am

    Fruit pies tend to bubble over…I love the double oven idea. Never had one like that. My husband is a cafeteria director and of course uses very large double ovens. It would be cool to have one at home.

  25. Nancy — 5/26/13 @ 10:58 am

    Now it’s Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe. These are delicious

  26. Dorothy Turner — 5/26/13 @ 11:00 am

    Baked macaroni and cheese that bubbles over….but ooohh so yummy!

  27. Linda W — 5/26/13 @ 11:04 am

    a husband that cooks makes a mess!

  28. Frances — 5/26/13 @ 11:14 am

    We BBQ a lot in summer into late fall . This double oven is unique and will save a lot of work.–my time is valuable

  29. Frances — 5/26/13 @ 11:17 am

    This double oven Will save a lot of work -my time is valuable–love to BBQ for many friends and family. I need all the help I can get. Thanks

  30. Amy Masson — 5/26/13 @ 11:26 am

    Homemade pizza on the rack leaves a mess.

  31. jessica c — 5/26/13 @ 11:37 am

    i love making pizzas

  32. Nicole Herman — 5/26/13 @ 11:38 am

    Orange glazed duck

  33. Regina — 5/26/13 @ 11:44 am

    My home made pastry, Turkey juices, BBQ from my oven baked BBQ ribs,and not to mention the syrup from my naturally sweet, sweet potatoes. I really need this stove

  34. Annette Haines — 5/26/13 @ 11:52 am

    when the dutch apple cobbler is just a little too juicy

  35. Bruce Epper — 5/26/13 @ 11:56 am

    Pies always make a mess as does lasagne or ribs. Because of these ones, I just keep the lower rack wrapped in aluminum foil to catch everything that tries to escape.

  36. gert fowkes — 5/26/13 @ 11:57 am

    no that’s a stove

  37. Roberta Heath — 5/26/13 @ 12:10 pm


  38. Robert W. Dendy — 5/26/13 @ 12:23 pm

    Really need a new oven and stove .. old one down to 1 burner working

  39. Joel Recinoss — 5/26/13 @ 12:28 pm

    LG is OK!

  40. Barbara — 5/26/13 @ 12:31 pm
  41. CJ Queen — 5/26/13 @ 12:46 pm

    Fruit Pies leave a mess: I tried to enter according to the rules (no tweet/blog) and the link does not work (Rule 3. 4.D.).

  42. Cathy R Pearson — 5/26/13 @ 12:49 pm

    I have got to try this rib recipe!

  43. Connie Lane — 5/26/13 @ 12:52 pm

    I love to cook pork chops in the oven and I always make a mess with them.

  44. Cindy Leonard — 5/26/13 @ 12:53 pm

    Baked Portobello Parmesan Mushrooms leave my oven a mess! Part of the recipe calls for baking the individual portobello’s on the rack and even though I’ve sprayed the rack..it still gets gets messy! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome oven!

  45. Glen Fiertl — 5/26/13 @ 12:56 pm

    roast duck, but its worth it!

  46. Jaydee Dusenberry — 5/26/13 @ 1:00 pm


  47. Andrea Hoehman — 5/26/13 @ 1:00 pm

    baked ziti

  48. Jasmine — 5/26/13 @ 1:05 pm

    When I made a fruit pie and forgot to put a cookie sheet beneath.

  49. Barbara S — 5/26/13 @ 1:12 pm

    My oven gets messy when I cook fruit pies or cobblers even with baking sheets under them.