Korean Kimchi Tacos

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Korean Kimchi Tacos

Do you live in secret, too embarrassed to tell the world you put kimchi on everything? Don't be ashamed. We do it too, and it's glorious! We love kimchi on hot dogs, toast, eggs, you name it. This dish sounds a bit odd at first, but believe us when we say it just works. If kimchi is just a little too odd for you pallet, you can always try Epicante salsa instead!

Another nice thing about this dish is it is versatile. If you are anti-tortilla, you can easily make this into lettuce wraps or serve it over rice.


1 pound ground round (ground chicken/turkey also works or if you are feeling extra spicy, chorizo!)

4 Stacey’s torillas

2 cups kimchi (or if you don’t like kimchi you can use salsa, but it takes out some of the fusion part)

1 small bok choy, chopped

1 green onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon brown sugar or honey (optional)

2 tablespoons olive, coconut oil or vegetable oil

1 tablespoon sriracha or (if you have it) 1 tablespoon Korean gochujang

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup chopped cilantro, optional

1 cup chopped lettuce, optional

Sliced radishes, optional

1 avocado sliced or made into guacamole


Step 1: Cook the beef

Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a pan over medium-high heat. Add ground meat and sauté until almost brown. Add 1/2 of the green onions and 1 clove of garlic to a pan. Continue cooking.

Now add soy sauce, sugar/honey and sriracha or gochujang. Mix into meat and cook an additional 3 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside.

Step 2: Prep the veggies and kimchi

In a separate pan, add a tablespoon of oil on medium-high heat. Now add second clove of garlic, the remaining green onions and bok choy. Sprinkle with a touch of salt and pepper. Sauté until bok choy has wilted. In the last minute of cooking, add kimchi. Stir into the bok choy and remove from the heat. You don’t want to cook the kimchi for too long so you preserve the healthy probiotics!

Step 3: Assemble the tacos

Get out your tortillas (we recommend warming them in the oven for 1 minute at 350 F). Add meat to tortillas and scoop a hefty amount of the kimchi and bok choy mixture on top. Note: You can omit the tortilla and make these into lettuce wraps or serve over rice!

Step 4: Garish and serve

We recommend avocado/guacamole, chopped lettuce and cilantro. Additional garnishes that also work are: A bit more green onion, sliced radish, hot sauce, or even a touch of salsa. Want to take it up another level? Put a fried egg on top. What?! Crazy! 

Enjoy the strange and delicious melting pot of flavors!


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