Enjoy these delicious Korean-style Air Fryer Short Ribs, at home. They’re super flavorful, easy to make, and done in 30 minutes!

While they may not be completely authentic Korean short ribs, these air fryer short ribs are tender, marinated with savory and umami seasonings, and will be cooked to fall off-the-bone perfection in a short period of time.

closeup view of an air fry beef short rib on a platter

With your air fryer, you can have Korean beef short ribs ready in half the time that it would take to bake or grill them.

Actually, you can make many restaurant-worthy dishes in the air fryer like Air Fryer Boneless Wings and even Air Fryer Tuna Steaks.

What You’ll Need

raw bone in english style beef ribs on a plate surrounded by the ingredients to marinate them, viewed from above
  • Beef Short Ribs – The beef ribs shown here are English-style short ribs. They are bone-in ribs where the meat sits on top of the bone, which makes the bones easy to remove after cooking. 2-3 pounds is the right amount to go with this marinade.
  • Tamari or Soy Sauce – Use tamari to make this recipe gluten-free. Soy or tamari gives us the main flavor for the Korean rib marinade.
  • Brown Sugar – Mixed with the soy sauce to give that salty/sweet flavor balance.
  • Olive Oil – Oil in the marinade adds moisture to make the air fryer short ribs nice and tender. Plus it will keep them from sticking to the air fryer basket.
  • Garlic – Use freshly minced garlic for the most punch.
  • Salt and Pepper – To ensure that the ribs are well seasoned.
  • Red Pepper Flakes – These give a bit of heat. You can leave these off, but they make these ribs taste like what you’d get at a restaurant.
  • Fresh Parsley – Chop this up and add it just before serving.

How to Make Them

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  1. Use paper towels to pat the ribs dry and place them in a bowl.
  2. Add the tamari (or soy sauce), brown sugar, olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to another bowl and stir to combine. Pour the mixture over the short ribs and mix until the meat is covered. Let marinate for at least 2 hours, and up to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 360°F/180°C. Place the beef short ribs in the air fryer basket with the meaty portion facing down. Don’t overfill the basket. You may need to do two batches.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes, then flip over and brush with leftover marinade.
  5. Cook for an additional 10 or 15 minutes, or until the ribs reach an internal temperature of about 190°F/88°C.
  6. Let the ribs rest for 5 minutes before serving, topped with a garnish of fresh parsley.
english style short ribs in air fryer basket

How to Serve

The Asian flavors in these air fryer beef ribs make them perfect to serve with Air Fryer Fried Rice and Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings!

You can also make things simple and serve with plain Jasmine rice and your favorite steamed veggies.

Don’t forget dessert! Make a sweet treat in the air fryer for later, like my Air Fryer Oatmeal Cookies.

a white plate of 4 english cut beef short ribs cooked in air fryer.

Storing and Reheating Tips

  • Keep any leftover air fryer short ribs in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • To reheat short ribs in the air fryer, cook at 400°F/200°C for 3-5 minutes, or until they are warmed through.
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More Air Fryer Beef Recipes

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Air Fry Beef Short Rib

Enjoy these delicious Korean-style Air Fryer Short Ribs, at home, and in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Marinating/Resting Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 456kcal
Ken

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2.5-3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs English Style
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Pat the short ribs dry and place in a bowl.
  • Add the tamari, brown sugar, olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to a bowl. Stir to combine. Pour over the short ribs and mix until the short ribs are covered. Let marinade for at least 2 hours, up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 360F for 5 minutes. Place the short ribs in the air fryer basket, with the meat portion facing down. You may need to cook the short ribs in batches depending on how big they are and how big your basket is.
  • Cook at 360°F/180°C for 10 minutes. Flip the ribs and then brush with leftover marinade if desired.
  • Cook an additional 10-15 minutes, until the ribs reach an internal temperature of about 190°F. Let the ribs sit for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy.
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Notes

  • These are English cut short ribs with the bone-in and the meat sits on top of the bone. Short ribs also sometimes come boneless or flank cut, which are cut across the bone. 
  • If you are gluten-free, use tamari instead of soy sauce. You can also use coconut aminos if you prefer.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1532mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 5mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Can I double this recipe?

Yep! Just double the marinade ingredients and make the recipe as described.
The only real change you’ll need to make is that you will need to cook the ribs in batches.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Technically yes…but they are much better if served and enjoyed right away. Let them rest for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute and eat up!

How long can I marinate beef ribs?

At least two hours, but not much longer than 8 hours. After that, you may find that the meat starts to break down or gets too salty.

Can I air fry other beef short ribs?

Yes! You can also use this recipe to cook flank-cut short ribs or boneless beef short ribs. The air fryer cooking time should be the same.

Can I make this recipe low-carb?

Yes! You can make a keto or low-carb version of this recipe by replacing the brown sugar with a low-carb sweetener of your choice like Lakanto golden sweetener or Swerve.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you!
    I tried these, and my family loved them – (hard to please) hubby even said they were better than our local restaurant, so extra thanks for making me look good! LOL 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious!! Recipe cooked my short ribs at medium temperature in my air fryer. I cooked for an additional 8 mins at 400 degrees to reach medium well/well done temperature (for those who don’t do pink). Super yummy on a bed of coconut jasmine rice.

    1. Hi Nicole, thank you for coming back and letting me know you loved these air fryer beef short ribs, adding them to coconut jasmine rice sounds delicious!

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