Kalbi BBQ Beef Rib Buns in 15 Minutes

This will be a super short post. YAY for us both because I know sometimes, we just need to get to the recipe hah! Made this because we were out of our apple chicken sausage hot dogs, which ruined the plan for lunch. A quick survey and I noticed that I had defrosted boneless beef ribs. My eye went straight to the Kalbi Marinade, the lettuce and left over kimchi cucumbers. My mind said – VOILA – Let’s go crazy and upgrade the hotdog to yummy juicy mouthwatering Kalbi BBQ Beef Rib Buns in 15 minutes! P.S. You can use the lettuce for the bun-less option too. #bonus

I made this with 3 pounds of boneless ribs. Why? Because I wanted to stretch that leftover BBQ beef and turn it a completely different dish for the dinner too. I know! I was so happy with myself too HAHA Of course, you can always cut this recipe in half if you don’t want to do the same.

Oh and as always, you’ll find the marinade I used in Shop Our Faves. You’re welcome =)


3 pounds boneless beef kalbi

1 bottle Koren BBQ Kalbi Marinade

A pack of Hot Dog Buns

Romaine lettuce (peeled and sliced in half)

Cucumbers (I used both regular and kimchi cucumbers)

Salt and Pepper to taste


Marinade the beef ribs with 1/2 – 3/4 bottle of the Kalbi Sauce. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.

Optional: Let sit for at least 15-30 mins. I just let it sit while I got the lettuce washed, cut and brought all the other items needed for the BBQ outside.

Throw the marinated beef ribs on the grill and cook to your liking (we like it medium well or well) I know. I’m sorry. Ever since I got pregnant for the first time, I just can’t handle anything less.

Grill the hot dog buns. Arrange the lettuce and cucumbers on top of it.

Take the ribs off the grill, slice and arrange on top of the prepared buns. Now bite into it and ENJOY that yummy deliciousness!

Let me know if you made this and if you used some other toppings too. I’ll also post the recipe using the leftover beef ribs for dinner tomorrow so check back in!

p.s Take a minute to check out the cutting board I used. This is not a sponsored post, affiliate link or ad. I just really love the board and the story of the family behind it. If you’re in search of one, support this amazing family behind it at the same time. This board was designed by Keith Young, a New York City firefighter. After losing their dad Keith to cancer, his children continued his legacy by bringing his creation to life. Find out more about the family and purchase the board here. Mine is the Natural with Slate Cup in Extra Large.

Love, Mirfie

Mirfie Chan

Hi, I’m Mirfie. Born and raised on the beautiful tropical island of Singapore, love led me to a magical winter wonderland in New York City. An unexpected plot twist in the love story and I found myself moving to NYC permanently. My heart refuses to choose so I call both these amazing cities home! Today, I share this imperfectly perfect life with 3 of my favorite humans. Welcome to my little haven – imagined in 2020 where I share the adventures, recipes and glimpses of our daily life.