Our second inspired taco bar build includes fresh and delicious Korean-inspired ingredients that’ll totally change your taco game without much effort. The mix of crunch and spice with a dash of savory pickling inspired us to keep these ingredients readily available in our pantries at all times!
Old El Paso team member Ashley went to our neighborhood Asian food market and asked what cut of beef would be best for Korean tacos. They offered flank steak, and suggested Chung Jung One-brand Korean BBQ bulgogi Sauce and Marinade for beef. If you’re interested in whipping up your own Korean beef from scratch, we’ve got a recipe below!
Old El Paso team member Katie is lucky enough to have a good friend and upstairs neighbor from South Korea. Bomi offered a must-have list of ingredients for a successful Korean taco bar!
• Kimchi (you can buy kimchi in jars at most major grocery stores or your local Asian food market. We also offer a recipe below!)
• Shredded carrots
• Toasted sesame seeds
• Red pepper flakes
• Gochujang mayo (We bought Bibigo-brand gochujang mayo sauce, but regular gochujang, or red chili paste, would make a great taco bar addition!)
• Pickled radishes
• Green onions
• Basmati or white rice (the rice makes a great base for your taco so the juices and sauces don’t soak through your shell or tortilla!)
• Bean sprouts
And of course, whatever variety of Old El Paso carriers you want for your get-together! We favored the Mini Soft Tortilla Taco Boats so we could try lots of different combinations of ingredients.
If you enjoy prepping your ingredients from scratch, we suggest the following recipes:
Slow-Cooker Korean Beef
Recipes Made WithBlue Corn Stand 'n Stuff Taco ShellsAdd a little more fun and color to taco night with stand 'n stuff blue corn shells.
Recipes Made WithCrunchy Taco Shells, 18 countTaco Shells are deliciously crunchy corn shells ready to fill with your favorite meats, cheese, fresh toppings, and taco sauce for a Mexican fiesta!
Recipes Made WithFlour Tortillas, 10-count for Soft Tacos & FajitasTry these delicious flour Tortillas made specially for Tacos and Fajitas. Simply wrap around your favorite ingredients.
Recipes Made WithSoft Tortilla Taco BoatsEasy to fill, hold, and eat, these Soft Tortilla Taco Boats make it even more fun to spoon in your favorite fillings!