Kalbi Beef Tacos + Citrus Slaw
These Kalbi Beef Tacos are inspired by Korean cuisine with a delicious kalbi marinade and pickled red onions topped with citrus slaw!
Servings: 12 tacos
- 1 bag coleslaw mix
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp sunflower oil
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Kalbi beef marinade
- 1 lb sirloin steaks
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp adobo sauce (you can get this from a can of chipotle peppers)
- 1 tbsp Sriracha
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp dried ginger
- 12 corn tortillas
- Pickled jalapenos
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
Pickled red onion
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp peppercorns (optional)
- 1 clove garlic, cut in quarters (optional)
Mix together marinade for steak in a small bowl. Add marinade and steaks to a large plastic bag and set aside, marinating for at least 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare pickled red onions. Stir sugar, salt, garlic and peppercorns in with vinegar in a medium-sized mason jar. Place thinly sliced red onions in a strainer in the sink. Slowly pour a kettle full of boiling water over onions. Immerse semi-cooked onions in vinegar mixture and let sit for 10-15 min before serving. Onions will last in the fridge for a couple weeks - use them as a condiment for other meals!
Make citrus slaw by tossing all ingredients together. Meanwhile, preheat BBQ to med-high heat.
Add steak and corn tortillas to grill. BBQ steak for 2-3 min each side for medium-rare, and 4-5 min for well-done. You can also saute this amount of time in a skillet over medium-high heat. Grill corn tortillas for about 1 min per side, longer if you want the taco shells to be crispy. Alternatively, you can heat them for a few seconds in the microwave
Add steak, coleslaw, pickled red onion, jalapenos, cilantro and sesame seeds to each taco. Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional info is for 1 taco.
Use lettuce wraps instead of corn tortillas for a low-carb option.
You can freeze the raw steak in the marinade ahead of time for 3-4 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight then cook as normal.
Store the beef and toppings separately in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat the beef on the grill, oven or in the microwave then assemble your tacos fresh.
Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 523mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg