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Korean Beef Tacos (or Bowls)

  • Course: ,
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 tacos 1x


This Korean Beef Tacos recipe is as simple as it gets. It features ground beef seasoned with garlic, honey and ginger. The beef filling is served in a tortilla and paired with an easy-to-make spicy “mayo” made with Greek yogurt, hot sauce, honey and lime juice. The combination of the sweet and salty flavors over the richness of ground beef is guaranteed to whet your appetite. This inexpensive and deliciously flavorful meal is perfectly seasoned and ready in 20 minutes. It’s definitely worthy of your dinner rotation!


Korean Beef:
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Spicy “Mayo”:
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 12 teaspoons hot sauce (depending on heat preference)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Taco Toppings: (optional but recommended)

  • 68 tortillas/taco shells (homemade version linked above)
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion or green onions
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup kimchi


Korean Beef:
  1. In a large nonstick pan heat sesame oil. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add ground beef (crumble) and cook until browned, 5-7 minutes. Drain excess fat.
  2. Add honey, liquid aminos, crushed red pepper and ginger. Mix to combine and simmer for 2 minutes.
Spicy “Mayo”:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk until combined.
  1. Serve Korean beef in tortillas. Drizzle with spicy “mayo” and garnish with toppings. Enjoy!


Dairy-free: Omit the spicy “mayo” for a dairy free option.

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Category :Recipes
Method :One Pot, Too Easy, 30 Minute Meals