Korean BBQ Tacos

Korean BBQ Tacos
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Get ready to elevate your taco game with this bold and flavorful Korean BBQ Taco recipe. Perfect for a fun dinner with friends or family, these tacos pack a punch of savory, sweet, and spicy flavors that will leave everyone craving more. This recipe serves 4 people.


  • 1 lb thinly sliced beef (ribeye or sirloin works best)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas
  • 1 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, gochujang, garlic, ginger, and rice vinegar. Mix well.
  2. Add the thinly sliced beef to the marinade, ensuring all pieces are well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2 hours.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the marinated beef to the skillet in a single layer. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until the beef is nicely caramelized and cooked through. Remove from heat.
  5. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side until pliable. Alternatively, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for 20-30 seconds.
  6. Place a generous amount of the cooked beef onto each tortilla.
  7. Top with chopped kimchi, cucumber slices, and green onions.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro and sesame seeds.
  9. Serve the tacos immediately while they’re warm. Enjoy the explosion of flavors!

For a little extra kick, feel free to drizzle some sriracha or additional gochujang on top. These Korean BBQ Tacos are sure to be a hit and add some excitement to your taco nights. Enjoy the bold flavors and happy cooking!

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