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Korean Beef Tacos

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Korean beef tacos with kimchi and cabbage slaw are the perfect option to spice up your taco night.



For the Beef Filling:

  • 2 pounds beef skirt steak
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil (or regular sesame oil)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced, white parts only
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • Zest of 1 lime

For the Slaw:

  • 1 small head napa cabbage, thinly sliced (about 3 to 4 cups)
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

For the Tacos:

  • Tortillas, either corn or flour
  • Kimchi, thinly sliced
  • Sriracha
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped green onion (green parts reserved from marinade)


  1. Cut skirt steak against the grain into 1/2-inch-thick strips. Place soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, white parts of the green onion, ginger, and lime zest in a bowl and whisk together well. Add the beef, and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  2. To make the slaw, place cabbage in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, and stir to combine. Pour over the cabbage, then toss to combine. Set aside.
  3. Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Discard marinade and place beef strips into the hot skillet. Cook until the meat is cooked through to medium rare, about 5-8 minutes (or longer if you desire). Remove from heat.
  4. Heat each tortilla in a dry, hot pan over medium-high heat. Add a portion of beef and top with slaw. Top as desired with kimchi, sriracha, cilantro, and green onion.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tacos

Keywords: korean, beef, taco, kimchi, cabbage, slaw