Korean Kimchee Beef Tacos

Korean Beef Tacos with Kimchi

Course: Asian / Mexican
Cuisine: Asian / Mexican
Keyword: Fusion
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
This is the perfect fusion dish of Korean and Mexican. So amazing. You will love Korean Beef Tacos with Kimchi. Incredible!
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Ingredients

FOR THE KOREAN BEEF

  • 2 lbs beef tenderloin trimmed, and sliced into very thin pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne power
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds toasted, if desired
  • 1 tbsp chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil

FOR THE KIMCHI

  • 1 head Napa cabbage coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup Kosher salt
  • 2 quarts water
  • 3/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp minced ginger
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp good quality chili powder
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper

Instructions

START THE BEEF

  • Place the meat in a medium-sized bowl, and add all the ingredients except for the peanut oil.
  • Let marinate in the fridge for 24 hours.

MAKE THE KIMCHI

  • Cut off the base of the cabbage and coarsely chop the remaining leaves.
  • Place the cabbage in a large bowl.
  • Dissolve the salt in water and pour the solution over the cabbage.
  • Make sure the cabbage is completely submerged and let soak for at least 1 hour.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl to make the kimchi sauce.
  • Drain cabbage.
  • Pour the sauce over the cabbage.
  • Transfer the contents of the bowl to a leak-proof bag and place in boiling water for about 30 minutes.(a heavy duty freezer bag works, just don't let it lay on the side of the hot pan).
  • Remove and cool completely.

PREPARE THE KOREAN BEEF

  • Heat the peanut oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the marinate beef to the pan and cook until medium rare (about 4 minutes), or to medium (about 6 or 7 minutes)

ASSEMBLE THE TACOS

  • Heat tortillas over a medium flame.
  • Add beef and kimchi.
  • Garnish with sliced lime.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal