Korean Beef Tacos

Serves 6


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces ground beef
Sriracha Mayo
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
Tacos and Toppings
  • 12 mini flour tortillas
  • 1 cup kimchi
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and ginger.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring continuously until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add ground beef and cook until browned. Drain any fat from the skillet.
  3. Stir in soy sauce mixture until well combined, allowing to simmer 3 minutes.
  4. To make the Sriracha mayonnaise, whisk all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. To assemble tacos, serve the ground beef mixture in warmed tortillas, topped with kimchi, red onion, cilantro, sesame seeds, and Sriracha mayo.

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