Korean Bulgogi Tacos Recipe With Gochujang Sauce Is Out of This World by 30Seconds Food

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Korean Bulgogi Tacos Recipe With Gochujang Sauce Is Out of This World

Korean flavors just took over taco night! Sweet and spicy marinated beef is topped with a flavorful gochujang sauce, crispy cabbage and creamy avocado. The combination is out of this world. This is one tasty bulgogi taco recipe.

Sliced flank steak is marinated in flavorful marinade made with Asian pear, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, cooking sherry, sesame oil, garlic, green onions and fresh ginger. Add a little crushed red pepper flakes for a hint of spice. The creamy sauce is made with mayonnaise, sour cream lime juice and gochujang. When ready to eat, cook the flank steak in a skillet until cooked to desired doneness (you could also grill the steak). Load up taco shells with the cooked meat, top with desired toppings and drizzle with the sauce. 

If you're cooking for two, you could easily cut the recipe in half. Everything you need is packed in the taco shell or tortilla, so all you really need is a margarita or big glass of iced tea or lemonade.

Cuisine: Korean / Mexican / American
Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 4 hours minimum to marinate
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes plus 4 hours minimum to marinate
Servings: 4 to 6 (Makes about 10 tacos)


  • 2 pounds flank steak, ribeye steak, skirt steak or sirloin steak, cut into bite-sized strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • 1 Asian pear or Bosc pear, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cooking sherry
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

Gochujang Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons gochujang sauce (or to taste)

For Serving

  • taco shells (baked according to package directions), flour tortillas or corn tortillas (warmed)
  • shredded purple cabbage
  • chopped fresh avocado
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • chopped green onions

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put all the marinade ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the marinade into a plastic zipper bag. Add the beef and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to overnight (preferred). 
  2. For the gochujang sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  3. When ready to cook, remove the meat from the marinade. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add about half of the beef and cook until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate. Repeat with the remaining beef. 
  4. To serve, fill taco shells or tortillas with some of the beef and top with purple cabbage, avocado, cilantro, green onions and gochujang sauce. 

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How incredible is this recipe, wow! 😋
Elisa Schmitz
What an awesome combination of flavors. Fusion dishes like this are so good!
When cultures collide great recipes can happen.

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