Korean Beef Tacos on a plate

Gluten-Free Korean Beef Tacos

Well, isn’t this just PERFECT timing … a taco recipe for Taco Tuesday. How serendipitous! Whoever created the hype around “Taco Tuesday” is a genius in my opinion, because what better pick-me-up than a fun dinner like tacos at the start of the week! This delicious gluten-free Korean Beef Tacos recipe is just what you need to jazz up your weeknight dinner menu.

These are rather easy and contain a good amount of veggies in addition to the savory ground beef. The Korean BBQ sauce, which really makes this dish pop, comes from San-J and is non-GMO and certified gluten-free.

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Korean Beef Tacos on a plate with toppings in the background

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Korean Beef Tacos on a plate
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Gluten-Free Korean Beef Tacos Recipe

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean, Mexican
Servings: 12 tacos
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil , divided
  • 1 large red onion , diced (divided)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¾ cup San-J Gluten-Free Korean BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup chopped kimchi
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 12 corn tortillas , heated
  • 12 bib lettuce leaves


  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Reserve ¼ cup of the onion for garnish and add the rest to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the beef and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off any fat. Add the Korean BBQ sauce and heat through. Keep warm until serving time.
  • Add 2 teaspoons oil to another skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the kimchi and sugar. Cook, stirring, until caramelized and heated through, 3-5 minutes.
  • Combine the mayonnaise with the Sriracha. Mix the reserved onion with the cilantro and sesame seeds. Spread the heated tortillas with a little of the mayonnaise mixture on each tortilla, top with a lettuce leaf, the beef, the kimchi, and finally the onion, cilantro, sesame seed mixture.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Korean Beef Tacos Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 405mg17%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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