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Korean Beef Bulgogi Tacos with Fresh Salsa

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 Korean Beef Bulgogi Tacos with Fresh Salsa

This post is sponsored by Fresh Cravings Salsa; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This past year I’ve taken my family on a global eating adventure – attempting each week to make different types of global foods from around the world.

As I’ve worked to come up with new recipes, I’ve found out how delicious it is to take a common food and add a global twist. This week I partnered up with Fresh Cravings Salsa to add a global twist to common tacos. I’ve made some of my favorite meat – marinated and seared Korean beef Bulgogi, and paired it wish some Asian cabbage slaw and delicious Fresh Cravings Salsa – the country’s leading refrigerated salsa made with fresh ingredients, never cooked or pasteurized. Let me tell you – it has so much more flavor than those cooked, jarred salsas! It was the perfect addition to these fusion tacos.

After trying this you’ll never want to go back to shelf-stable salsa. Not only is this salsa used on top of the tacos, but it’s also in the meat marinade. So much flavor in this meal!

I’d never had a Korean beef taco before but decided that beef Bulgogi mixed with delicious fresh salsa, Asian slaw, and some soft tortillas would be amazing. It really has so much flavor! Please do yourself a favor and make sure you try these Korean Beef Bulgogi Tacos with Fresh Salsa this week. Your family will love it. My kids cannot get enough of this meal. And the fresh salsa on top really adds to the savory meat. I believe salsa was meant to be enjoyed fresh-made and not cooked and bottled up. Love partnering up with brands that create great products I really believe in! You’ll love this Fresh Cravings Salsa – you can find it chilled in the produce section near the bagged salads.

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Korean Beef Bulgogi Tacos with Fresh Salsa


Korean Beef Bulgogi

  • 1.5 - 2 lb. flank or skirt steak, sliced very very thin
  • 3/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 c. Fresh Cravings Salsa (chunky style or restaurant style)
  • 1 tbsp. gochujang (Korean chili paste)

Asian Cabbage Slaw

  • 1 tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 c. green cabbage, shredded thin
  • 1 red bell pepper or fresno pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and sliced thin

Additional Taco Ingredients

  • 1. c. Fresh Cravings Salsa (chunky style or restaurant style)
  • soft tortillas (can use corn or flour - these shown are half corn/half flour)
  • fresh limes, for juice
  • fresh chopped cilantro


Korean Beef Bulgogi

  • Slice beef very thin. Place in a large ziploc bag. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine remaining beef marinade ingredients and stir with a stir until incorporated. Pour marinade over beef in ziploc bag and place in fridge for 2 hours up to overnight.
  • When ready to cook the meat, remove from fridge. Place 2-3 tbsp. of canola oil in the bottom of a large cast iron or stainless steel pot. Heat oil to medium high heat.
  • Carefully place meat into pot (using a slotted spoon so the marinade doesn't drip into the pot). Tongs also work well. Place all the meat in the pot and cook all the way through, stirring continually and rotating meat with tongs. Cook until small brown bits start to appear on the meat so it has a crispy flavor. 
  • Once done, remove from meat from pot with a slotted spoon onto a paper-towel lined cookie sheet. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Asian Cabbage Slaw

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients from white sugar through sesame oil. 
  • Pour whisked mixture over thinly sliced cabbage, pepper, and jalapeno. Set in fridge for at least 20 minutes, up to 1 hour before serving.
  • Note: I like to make this just before I cook my meat, then set in the fridge to chill while the meat is cooking.

Taco Assembly

  • To begin assembling tacos, make sure tortillas are warmed. You can do this on a large griddle over medium heat or in the microwave (then keep them warm in a tortilla warmer).
  • To assemble tacos, layer a large portion of the beef Bulgogi onto a tortilla. Then top with the Asisan cabbage slaw and a heaping spoonful of the Fresh Cravings Salsa.
  • Add a little squeeze of fresh lime juice and some fresh cilantro - enjoy!

One thing I love about these Korean Beef Bulgogi Tacos with Fresh Salsa is the contrast of the salty, savory meet with the fresh ingredients on top. I really think it makes the whole taco. Let me know if you decide to make these tacos – and be sure to tag me @plumstreetcollective – and check out Fresh Cravings Salsa too! They have a lot of great meal ideas with their healthy and fresh salsas.

Happy global (and fresh) cooking!




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  1. 5 stars
    This looks so good. I love this for a great lunch menu. And the salsa looks like the real deal, yummy!

  2. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    5 stars
    I am a big fan of making and eating tacos and I am so happy to read this article because now I have a new taco recipe! I will definitely make this for my family and I am sure they are going to like it.

  3. 5 stars
    I am so in love with Korean cuisine like i can’t get enough of kimchi and Korean bbq. Thanks a lot for the awesome recipe, will try it for sure.


  4. 5 stars
    OMG…you combined my two favorite things…korean food and tacos. I can’t wait to try this!!

  5. 5 stars
    You can’t go wrong with Tacos and Salsa. This recipe looks very tasty and the kids love tacos. We will give this a try.

  6. Oh wow, this one is a winner. My kids would be so happy to try this. Will gonna make this on weekend!

  7. My husband would LOVE these. He’s a fan of all tacos. I’ll have to make them for him.

  8. 3 stars
    I haven’t eaten Korean food yet. This looks a delicious try for me. Thanks for sharing.

  9. 5 stars
    Korean tacos always sound delicious, they even look good too! But I am not into that sweet meat thing, I’ll have to give this a try!

  10. Vanessa Delia says:

    5 stars
    Dang it, I was thinking of using up my chicken tonight for dinner. However, these are calling my name! YUM!

  11. Tiffany La Forge-Grau says:

    5 stars
    You can never go wrong with tacos for dinner. Seriously, these look absolutely delicious right now!

  12. 5 stars
    Wow! This Korean Beef Bulgogi Tacos look so yummy! My taste buds can’t wait to taste it.

  13. These look amazing! We love tacos and we eat them several times a week. Salsa is the best addition to any taco

  14. Jacque Hooper says:

    5 stars
    I’ve never had Korean beef tacos either, but his has my mouth watering! Will definitely have to give this a try and pick up some of that salsa, as well!

  15. 5 stars
    I don’t want to wait for Tuesday to try these Korean Beef Bulgogi Tacos! The cabbage slaw is a nice change from traditional tacos.

  16. 5 stars
    I never know you can do korean bulgogi tacos with fesh salsa. Both are my all time favorite and how come I have never thought of that??? Thanks so much for this recipe. You are making me alive again!

  17. Korean beef bulgogi with rice is one of my favorites! I love the twist of making them into tacos.. two favorites in one!

  18. 5 stars
    I’m loving the fusion here! The beef sounds fantastic and so delicious with the salsa…I would love to chow down on one of these right now!

  19. Fresh salsa is so tempting and surely delicious too. I am going to try this with more dishes.

  20. Jacque Hooper says:

    5 stars
    This looks like an amazing recipe for Korean Beef Bulgogi! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  21. I’ve never had bulgogi and this looks delicious. I don’t know that I would have thought to put salsa in a taco like this, but it really sounds great!

  22. alexandra cook says:

    wow! so delicious and an easy to make recipe, my kids will definitely love this food.

  23. 5 stars
    Delicious! We love their salsa. We just picked up their to-go pack. So handy for the beach or to the kids’ games.

  24. Monidipa Dutta says:

    5 stars
    So yummy! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! It left me drooling..!!

  25. 5 stars
    I would never have thought about mixing Korean food and tacos together. This recipe looks delicious. And, I love that salsa.

  26. 5 stars
    Yes this recipe is amazing. I love tacos and salsa so I can easily make this. Looks good!

  27. 5 stars
    Look so appetizing I can’t wait to try this Korean Beef Bulgogi Tacos with Salsa. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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