Korean Beef Tacos

Korean Beef Tacos
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A delightful fusion of Korean flavors and Mexican street food, these Korean Beef Tacos are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend get-together, this recipe serves 4 people.


  • 1 lb (450g) beef sirloin or flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 8 small taco-sized tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, gochujang, and rice vinegar. Mix well.
  2. Add the sliced beef to the marinade, ensuring each piece is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours for more intense flavor.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the marinated beef to the skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until the beef is cooked through and slightly caramelized. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  5. While the beef is cooking, prepare the toppings: chop the kimchi, slice the cucumber, and chop the green onions.
  6. In a separate dry skillet, warm the tortillas over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side, or until they are soft and pliable.
  7. Place a portion of the cooked beef onto each tortilla.
  8. Top with chopped kimchi, sliced cucumber, and green onions.
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh cilantro, if using.
  10. Serve with lime wedges on the side for an extra burst of freshness.

These Korean Beef Tacos are a delicious blend of savory, spicy, and tangy flavors, perfect for any occasion. Enjoy the unique combination of Korean cuisine with the convenience and fun of tacos! Feel free to customize the toppings to your preference and make this recipe your own.

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