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Spicy Korean Tacos

These tacos will add plenty of spice to your meal, with all kinds of flavors giving you a food truck experience right in your own home!
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 540kcal


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground beef extra lean
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 12 small corn tortillas lightly toasted (if desired)
  • 1/2 cup kimchi
  • 1 small red onion sliced into very thin strips
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage Napa cabbage works best, green or purple can be substituted
  • 2 limes cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoons sesame seeds


  • Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet one medium heat. Once hot add the ground beef - breaking the beef into small pieces as it cooks. When the beef is mostly cooked, ad the garlic and ginger, cook for about one minute or until fragrant. Stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer, cook (simmering) for about 3 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by about half. Remove from heat.
  • Place the corn tortillas on a flat surface. Spoon the beef into the center of each, dividing the beef between each of the tortilla shells. Top with the kimchi, onion, carrot, and cabbage. Squeeze one wedge of lime over each and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2744IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 4mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9