Korean Street Tacos

I ran across this recipe from Gourmet.com that I couldn’t resist making.  I wanted to keep them simple so I adapted the recipe to suit my families tastes.  These tacos were a snap to make and tasted FANTASTIC!  We all loved them.  My son couldn’t get enough and it took all of my willpower to stop at two small tacos.  This recipe will be one I make again and again.  I am always looking for quick, simple, and tasty recipes to make while we are traveling in our motor home – this one is definitely on the list!

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, water, mirin, garlic, and sugar together in a large zip lock bag.  Slice the flank steak, against the grain, into small bite size pieces.  Place the meat into the marinade and refrigerator for 2-24 hours.

Combine the soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, and sugar together in a small bowl to make the salad dressing.  Whisk until well combined then set aside to let flavors mingle.

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat.  Coat with cooking spray.  Once the pan is hot, add the flank steak, and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often until the meat is cooked to your desired degree of doneness.  Remove from the grill pan and set aside.  Pour the marinade into the grill pan and cook on high for 2-3 minutes until it has boiled and reduced a bit.  Pour the reduced marinade onto the cooked beef and toss to coat evenly.

Chop the romaine lettuce and the napa cabbage finely.  Toss them together with the green onion, shredded carrots, and cilantro.  Drizzle the salad dressing on the salad, to taste.  Toss to coat evenly.

Wrap the flour tortillas in a damp towel and cook in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm them up.  Place some of the meat into the tortilla followed by the salad.  Top with some sriracha sauce.  Serve the tacos with lime and eat immediately.  Enjoy!

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Korean Street Tacos

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7-10 mintues

Total Time: 20 minutes + 2-24 hours marinating

Ingredients:

Marinade:

1 lb of flank steak, cut against the grain into bite sized pieces
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp sesame oil
3 tsp water
1 tsp mirin

Salad Dressing:

1 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp lime juice
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp sugar

Other Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped finely
1 cup of napa cabbage, chopped finely
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup of green onions, diced
Small flour tortillas
Sriracha sauce
Lime wedges

Directions:

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, water, mirin, garlic, and sugar together in a large zip lock bag. Slice the flank steak, against the grain, into small bite size pieces. Place the meat into the marinade and refrigerator for 2-24 hours.

Combine the soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, and sugar together in a small bowl to make the salad dressing. Whisk until well combined then set aside to let flavors mingle.

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Once the pan is hot, add the flank steak, and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often until the meat is cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Remove from the grill pan and set aside. Pour some of the marinade into the grill pan and cook on high for 2-3 minutes until it has boiled and reduced a bit. Pour the reduced marinade onto the cooked beef and toss to coat evenly.

Chop the romaine lettuce and the napa cabbage finely. Toss them together with the green onion, shredded carrots, and cilantro. Drizzle the salad dressing on the salad, to taste. Toss to coat evenly.

Wrap the flour tortillas in a damp towel and cook in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm them up. Place some of the meat into the tortilla followed by the salad. Top with some sriracha sauce. Serve the tacos with lime and eat immediately. Enjoy!

 

 

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38 Responses to “Korean Street Tacos”

  1. 1

    Diane — February 7, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    I have not made Tacos for ages, thanks for the reminder. Diane

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    bellini — February 7, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    They sound healthy and delicious which is an easy combination to recreate these days with all our global influences.

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    Happy Cook / Finla — February 7, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    Wowo looks super yumm.

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    Jenn's Food Journey — February 7, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    I have this recipe sitting in my “must try” files… now I know I’m going to have to make them!! They look fantastic, Pam!

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    Larry — February 7, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    They look fresh and tasty and when quick and easy is in the equation, sounds like a great dish.

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    Kim in MD — February 7, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    I recently discovered a similar recipe that you make in the slow-cooker . I have to say that the flavrs are addictive! I love that you use flank steak in this recipe, and I can only imagine how much flavor the grilling adds to the meat! I can’t wait to try this, Pam! As always, thanks for sharing your love of amazing food!

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    Blond Duck — February 7, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    Ben would love this!

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    Martha — February 7, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    full of flavor, just what I like!

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    Carol @There's Always Thyme to Cook — February 7, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    They do look fantastic. I’m definitely going to make these!

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    pam — February 7, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    These sound wonderful!! Love the flavors.

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    Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) — February 7, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    I am SO excited you made these, and I am definitely pinning those so I can try it soon!

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    Lisa — February 7, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    Can’t wait to try these!

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    Somerset wedding gal — February 7, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    This looks incredibly healthy, I love the fresh colours, especially those different greens!

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    vanillasugarblog — February 7, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    YES! YES! YES!
    can you tell I like these? Like really like these? lol

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    Mary — February 7, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    These sound absolutely fantastic, Pam! I just put them on my list to try. Thanks!!

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    Stacey — February 7, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    Yum! I cannot wait to make these….. I think these will be a hit! Thanks!

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    jackie @ marin mama cooks — February 7, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    These look great Pam and I know my kids would devour them. My daughter is such a meat gal. I just finished serving hot lunch at my son’s school. It was fiesta day and I rolled up 400 burritos and these taco’s still looks good to me, which is surprising because when I work fiesta day, I am usually over mexican food (for at least a day anyway).

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    gloria — February 7, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    amazing and delicious and now I want a taco now!:(

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    Culinary Cache — February 8, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    These sounds delicious! Flavor packed and completely different from traditional tacos. Beautiful pictures and great post!

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    Chung-Ah Rhee — February 8, 2012 @ 12:52 am

    Yum! This is definitely my kind of food! Can’t wait to give this a try.

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    Joanne — February 8, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    I haven’t had Korean food in FOREVER and now you’ve got me craving it!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — February 8, 2012 @ 1:47 am

    Yum, this is amazing!!

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    Cooking Lady — February 8, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    Wow I haven’t tried any Korean food, and this looks really good. Thanks for sharing

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    Mydul — February 8, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    I have a Korean friend who cooks delicious dishes. This way I get to know about Korean food. This looks very much flavored. I find sesame oil is a good choice for this recipe. gotta try it soon. Thanks for the recipe :)

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    referencement — February 8, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    miaaam, thank you for this delicious recipe

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    Natalie — February 8, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    Will definitely be trying these, my family members are complete suckers for anything that simply resembles a taco!

    Thanks
    x

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    Jessica@LovesAvocado — February 9, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    Oooh I love Korean food. I will have to pick up all the ingredients and make this soon. Thanks for sharing!

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    Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions — February 11, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    These look fantastic ~ can’t wait to try them!

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    Stacey — February 15, 2012 @ 5:07 am

    I definitely recommend this recipe. I made them over the weekend and my husband and daughter LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them. The only thing I did different is I used chicken – and only because that is the meat I had on hand….. I will definitely try it with flank steak next time. My husband said, “We must have these again.” Thank you so much!
    Stacey

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    Cooking Lady — February 18, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    I love using flank steak in tacos. With all the extras it really makes them taste good.

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    mompoet — February 20, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    I tried these tonight. They were super fast, easy and delicious and used foods we had on hand. I marinated and cooked the steak whole then sliced it and tossed it in the reduced marinade just before assembling the tacos. It was a hit at my house.

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    Maranda — February 22, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Korean and tacos in the same title?? I’m there!

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — February 23, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    I made these and all I can say is FANTASTIC! Thanks for a great recipe, my family loved them.

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    Food and Beyond » Korean Street Tacos — February 23, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

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    JenE — April 6, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    THESE. ARE. FANTASTIC

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    Kristi G — September 5, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    This recipe is fantastic (found it through Pinterest). It has become a staple meal in our house. We use it for lettuce wraps and have yet to be disappointed. Have even cooked for guests. Thank you for sharing!!

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    Eleanor — December 10, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    Made the Korean Street Tacos (I used flap meat) and they were exactly what I expected. Tasted great and were easy to make. This recipe is a keeper.

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    J Ramirez — May 1, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    I know I’m a bit late to the party but I made these Monday for dinner. WOW! The whole family loved them so much I’m going to make it again tonight using chicken thighs, reduce the marinate a bit, serve over white rice and voila! Korean Chicken Bowls.

    Thank you so very much Pam for another great, easy recipe!

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