Korean BBQ Tacos with Cucumber & Mango Slaw
For the tacos:
- 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
- 500 g tenderloin beef chunks (Or 1 block of pressed firm tofu)
- ½ head lettuce washed and dried
- ½ cucumber thinly julienned
- 1 mango thinly julienned
- 1 pepper thinly julienned
- 1 tbsp cilantro roughly chopped
- 2 springs green onion cut on a bias
- corn or flour soft tortillas
- sesame seeds optional; for garnish
For the sauce:
- 1 cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp chili-garlic sauce sambal
- 1 ½ tsp fresh ginger grated
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 1 tbsp water
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
- 2. Heat up pan at medium-high heat - add oil and sautee beef or tofu on one side for about 4-5 minutes until browned.
Meanwhile, make the sauce:
- 1. Stir soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, chili-garlic sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and black pepper together in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
- 2. Whisk cornstarch and water together in a small bowl until the cornstarch dissolves; pour into boiling soy sauce mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the sauce is thick, 3 to 5 minutes.
- 3. Mix the sauce with the beef or tofu and finish cooking for another 4-5 minute; Remove from heat when done and set aside.
- 4. Wrap tortillas with aluminum foil and place in oven to warm up - about 3 minutes, or 10 minutes if frozen.
Prepare the vegetables:
- 1. Wash the lettuce and pat dry with paper towels.
- 2. Julienne the cucumber, mango and pepper in similar sizes so that you can make a fresh slaw.
- 3. Roughly chop cilantro.
- 4. Cut green onions on a bias.
- 5. Mix the cucumber, mango, pepper and green onions, and toss with some rice wine vinegar (about 1 tbsp).
- 1. Tortilla, lettuce, beef or tofu, mango cucumber slaw, cilantro and extra sauce if you’d like
- 2. Enjoy!
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