Korean Fusion Kalbi (Galbi) “Steak” Sandwich 갈비 샌드위치

Kalbi “Steak” Sandwiches are another way to enjoy Korean flavors in an “American Favorite”, the sandwich. Marinated short rib meat on a bun, bagel, flat bread, or sliced artisan bread rolls, topped with cheese, lettuce, and cucumber is just awesome. Or use your own favorite sandwich toppings.

Servings: 4

Recipe Type: Fusion, Meat, Sandwich


1 pound Beef rib steak

4 Bagels

4 lettuce leaves (red or green loose leaf)


1/2 cup natural brewed soy sauce

1/2 small onion

1/2 small Nashi (Asian) pear or semi sweet apple

3 cloves garlic

1/2 ounce fresh ginger

2 Tablespoon brown sugar or 3 tablespoons honey

2 each spring/green onion

1 Teaspoon pure toasted sesame seed oil

1 Teaspoon rice wine

1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

water as needed


The “steak” used in the pictured sandwich is meat cut off an English cut beef short rib. You can use boneless ribs, thin sliced cross rib steak, or other rib cuts for this. The meat should be no thicker than about 1/4 inch.

Cut the onion, pear/apple, garlic, and ginger into chunks and toss into a blender with the soy sauce. Blend until solids are liquefied.

Slice the green onion crosswise into thin rounds.

Place all marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Add the beef to the marinade and let stand at room temperature for about an hour. You can cook now, or refrigerate overnight.

Grill, broil, or fry over high heat, just a minute or two per side. (Longer if a thicker cut is used)

Build your sandwiches and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: 1 Sandwich
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 479.7

Calories From Fat (38%) 184.11

Calories From Protein (26%) 126.36

Calories From Carbohydrates (35%) 169.23

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 20.54g 32%

Saturated Fat 8.57g 43%

Monounsaturated Fat 9.08g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.65g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 77.11mg 26%

Sodium 824.04mg 34%

Potassium 1063.17mg 30%

Total Carbohydrates 42.61g 14%

Fiber 6.27g 25%

Sugar 3.89g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 36.34g

Protein 33.21g 66%

Vitamin A 26678.33IU 534%

Vitamin C 65.21mg 109%

Calcium 152.84mg 15%

Iron 7.39mg 41%

Vitamin E 1.05mg 11%

Vitamin D 6.8IU 2%

Thiamin 0.67mg 45%

Riboflavin 0.76mg 45%

Niacin 9.53mg 48%

Vitamin B6 0.83mg 42%

Folate 192.1mcg 48%

Vitamin B12 1.96mcg 33%

Pantothenic Acid 0.72mg 7%

Vitamin K 627.77mcg 785%

Phosphorus 324.23mg 32%

Magnesium 90.12mg 23%

Zinc 6.82mg 45%

Copper 0.29mg 15%

Manganese 1.26mg 63%

Selenium 29.68mcg 42%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 442.28g 0%

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