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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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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. Timothy Chalfant — 5/26/13 @ 5:11 pm

    Lasagna makes a mess in my oven when I cook it but not when my wife does!!! Shes not happy!!!

  2. April Adams — 5/26/13 @ 5:19 pm

    When my husband makes pizza with the pizza stone and the cheese runs off the edge…

  3. Steve C — 5/26/13 @ 5:24 pm

    The last time I tried to make a pie! Forgot to use a cookie sheet under it, what a mess!

  4. Edna Williams — 5/26/13 @ 5:43 pm

    Baked Sweet Potato Fluff. I never seem to compensate enough for the melting of the butter and brown sugar. Bubble Bubble, Boil and Trouble!

  5. Edna Williams — 5/26/13 @ 5:47 pm

    Baked Sweet Potato Fluff. I never seem to compensate enough for the melting of the butter and brown sugar. Bubble Bubble, Boil and Trouble!

    #SweepstakesEntry” I just entered the LG EasyClean Double Oven Range + Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe Contest!— Edna Williams (@EdnaWilliams62) May 26, 2013

  6. Brian Brenner — 5/26/13 @ 5:51 pm

    Whenever I pre-bake ribs in the oven it always seems to overflow the backing pan and leave a burnt-on mess.

  7. SANDRA NEW — 5/26/13 @ 6:00 pm


  8. David McKenzie — 5/26/13 @ 6:12 pm

    Pies, always pies no matter what I use or put down I have a mess.

  9. Paul Albarado — 5/26/13 @ 6:18 pm

    when I cook a turkey in my oven I make a big mess

  10. Vicki Lyles — 5/26/13 @ 6:25 pm

    Pies – I always remember too late that I should have put something underneath!

  11. Byron cowart — 5/26/13 @ 6:27 pm


  12. Helaine Zonderman — 5/26/13 @ 6:39 pm

    Chicken pot pie. BTW, the link in the rules to enter without leaving a comment isn’t a live link.

  13. elfette — 5/26/13 @ 6:42 pm

    any dish left attended can cause a mess

  14. elfette — 5/26/13 @ 6:43 pm

    oops … my bad (hahahaha) unattened

  15. SALLY Tews — 5/26/13 @ 7:00 pm

    Whenever I make a cherry pie~because I always have so much juice.
    I love cherry pie,but not the mess:-(

  16. sheri rabold — 5/26/13 @ 7:04 pm

    my hubby would loooove those ribs:)

  17. William Krawic — 5/26/13 @ 7:34 pm

    Oven fried chicken splatters all over the oven. It tastes great, but messy.

  18. William Krawic — 5/26/13 @ 7:38 pm
  19. Aaron Bretveld — 5/26/13 @ 8:00 pm

    I don’t make messes in the oven much anymore since I’ve learned to put things on a parchment lined half-sheet pan, but the thing that used to make the biggest messes was chicken pot pie. The sauce seems to always like to bubble over the edge no matter what I do.

  20. shelly miller — 5/26/13 @ 8:02 pm

    rhubarb pie

  21. Kathleen O'Hara — 5/26/13 @ 8:04 pm

    Baked potatoes that I wrap in foil… tightly and proudly just to find it splattered in the oven because I forgot to poke holes in it.

  22. Barb Payne — 5/26/13 @ 8:29 pm

    Holy hannah! That looks amazing!! Putting on my DINNER menu this week! =)

    My messiest recipe is my red chili enchiladas. They’re smoking hot and so delicious but they’re pretty messy.

    Thanks for the chance! =)Barb

  23. Joe — 5/26/13 @ 8:31 pm


  24. Susan Spandri — 5/26/13 @ 8:45 pm

    Spaghetti squash!!! I poked a couple holes in it with an ice pick and put it carefully on a cookie sheet. Then set the oven for one hour and went to take a shower and get ready for guests. It took 35 minutes to explode!!!

  25. Susan Spandri — 5/26/13 @ 8:55 pm

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  26. Terry Dickson — 5/26/13 @ 9:08 pm

    When I cook barbecue in the oven sauce drips everywhere.

  27. Elizabeth Handel — 5/26/13 @ 9:18 pm

    Actually I find Pies especially juicy peaches or berries will leave a sticky mess. Also Lasagna a lot of times when you have it filled to the top the tomato juice boils over.

  28. Jennifer Mayoral — 5/26/13 @ 9:21 pm

    This oven is amazing

  29. Barbara Bibel — 5/26/13 @ 9:30 pm

    Blueberry pie-delicious, but can be a sticky mess. I put the pie pan on a foil lined cookie sheet to make cleanup easy.

  30. What an amazing oven!

  31. Diane Chodkowski — 5/26/13 @ 10:01 pm


  32. vicki bogart — 5/26/13 @ 10:07 pm

    My oven is a mess because I use it

  33. sandy lewis — 5/26/13 @ 10:07 pm

    mac/cheese but really anything I put in the oven that’s not covered.

  34. sandy lewis — 5/26/13 @ 10:08 pm

    anything not covered. Even if it looks like it’s clean cooking it still leaves grease on the sides

  35. Carol Plowman — 5/26/13 @ 10:15 pm

    I roast garden fresh tomatoes. Wonderful but messy. Yum

  36. Jessica Whiting — 5/26/13 @ 10:20 pm

    Strawberry rhubarb pie!

  37. Felina M — 5/26/13 @ 10:24 pm

    my blackberry cobbler always seems to end up all over the oven door.

  38. Sandi Tymchuk — 5/26/13 @ 10:35 pm

    My lasagna almost always bubbles over–regular glass pans are just too shallow for melting cheeses!

  39. Dagmar Finch — 5/26/13 @ 10:38 pm

    I’m with the pie crowd. No matter what kind, I get it all over everything.

  40. Julie — 5/26/13 @ 10:46 pm

    every time I make angel food cake it puffs up and over the sides of my pan. makes a mess every time

  41. Christina Wheeler — 5/26/13 @ 11:00 pm

    The marshmellows on my candied yams every holiday. How do I always manage to make a mess!

  42. henry — 5/26/13 @ 11:16 pm

    sesame oil is key.

  43. Margo — 5/26/13 @ 11:25 pm

    Anything with cheese!

  44. Justin T — 5/26/13 @ 11:32 pm

    Enchilada supremes!

  45. Anna W — 5/26/13 @ 11:41 pm

    what an awesome oven!

  46. Sarah B. — 5/26/13 @ 11:44 pm

    Chocolate Souffle. Mmmmmmm…

  47. Cathy Lipscomb — 5/27/13 @ 12:12 am

    Pot pies seems to explode even though they are sooooo delicious!

  48. Betsy Yochelson — 5/27/13 @ 12:28 am

    Butter-basted Turkey!

  49. Anastasia — 5/27/13 @ 1:32 am

    Lasagna! Especially with all the sauce and cheese I like to add :)