Korean-style Carne Asada Tacos


Korean-style Carne Asada Tacos

Seoulful Beef Tacos

In Korean cuisine, bold flavors and vibrant ingredients take center stage. These Korean-style Carne Asada Tacos combine the smoky and savory flavors of Mexican cuisine with the spicy and tangy elements of Korean cuisine. The result is a fusion dish that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Jan Dec

70 minutes

10 minutes

80 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, High-protein


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Low-fat


While the original Carne Asada Tacos are typically seasoned with Mexican spices and served with traditional toppings, this Korean adaptation adds a Korean twist to the dish. The marinade for the beef incorporates Korean ingredients like gochujang (red chili paste) and soy sauce, and the tacos are garnished with kimchi and a tangy sesame slaw. We alse have the original recipe for Carne asada tacos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 400 kcal / 1674 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 18g, 5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 30g, 8g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the gochujang, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, minced garlic, and grated ginger to make the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Place the sliced beef in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over it. Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the beef. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    In a separate bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, rice vinegar, and sesame seeds to make the sesame slaw. Toss well to coat the cabbage evenly. Set aside.
  4. 4.
    Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the beef from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off, and grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired doneness. Remove from heat and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into thin strips.
  5. 5.
    Warm the corn tortillas on the grill or in a dry skillet until pliable.
  6. 6.
    To assemble the tacos, place a few slices of grilled beef on each tortilla. Top with chopped kimchi, sesame slaw, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Korean-style Carne Asada Tacos immediately and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For the best results, choose a tender cut of beef like sirloin or ribeye. Thinly slice the beef against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Gochujang — Adjust the amount of gochujang according to your spice preference. Add more for extra heat or reduce for a milder flavor.
  • Kimchi — If you prefer a less spicy taco, rinse the kimchi before using it as a topping.

Tips & Tricks

  • For added smokiness, grill the tortillas for a few seconds on each side before assembling the tacos.
  • Experiment with different toppings such as sliced radishes, green onions, or a drizzle of Korean barbecue sauce.
  • If you don't have access to a grill, you can cook the beef in a skillet over high heat for a similar charred effect.

Serving advice

Serve the Korean-style Carne Asada Tacos with a side of steamed rice or Korean-style pickled vegetables for a complete meal. Offer additional lime wedges and gochujang on the side for those who want to customize the flavors further.

Presentation advice

Arrange the tacos on a platter, garnished with fresh cilantro and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve them with vibrant side dishes to create an eye-catching and appetizing spread.