Apr. 28, 2020

Korean Apple Short Ribs

Yield: 2-3 servings

Skill level: Moderate

This recipe is so mouthwatering we can hardly believe it! Autumn Glory apple gives this dish a unique twist on traditional Korean short ribs. The apples give the sauce a sweet and savory quality that compliments the meat beautifully. Minimal ingredients along with one pot directions make this the perfect weeknight meal served over white rice or in lettuce wraps!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound short rib
  • 1 Autumn Glory apple, chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 head of garlic, cut in half (skin on)
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1 tablespoon mirin*
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Little gem/butter lettuce for wraps
  • 2 cups rice for serving

*white wine or rice wine vinegar may be substituted for mirin


  1. In a Dutch oven or deep pot, heat vegetable oil and brown your short ribs on all sides. Remove short ribs from the pot and set aside. If there is a lot of oil, remove some but keep about 1 tablespoon to mix the rest of your ingredients.
  2. In same pot, add chopped onions, garlic and Autumn Glory and mix well for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add soy sauce, mirin and sesame oil. Stir well to combine. Finish off the braise with water or broth.
  4. Let braise simmer on medium-low for about 5-6 hours until fork tender.
  5. While it’s braising, cook white rice and/or wash lettuce.
  6. Once done, serve short ribs over rice with extra sauce spooned on top, or place in lettuce wraps for a hand held meal!

Recipe created by Lindsey Eats LA for Superfresh Growers.

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