Steak Tacos with Kimchi and Gochujang Mayonnaise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
With a nod to Korea’s beloved barbecue tradition, these tacos layer marinated and grilled skirt steak with a crunchy mix of kimchi and fresh pear, plus tender greens, charred scallions and fiery gochujang mayonnaise.



  1. Whisk the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, the brown sugar and garlic in a shallow dish. Add the steak and turn to coat. Let marinate at room temperature, 20 minutes.
  2. Brush a large grill pan with vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade (do not pat dry) and grill 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, toss the scallions with 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Grill, turning, until charred, about 4 minutes; transfer to the cutting board and cut into 1-inch pieces. Slice the steak against the grain; toss with any collected juices.
  4. Whisk the mayonnaise and gochujang in a small bowl. Toss the kimchi, pear and the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil in another bowl. Lightly char the tortillas over a gas burner, about 20 seconds per side (or microwave as the label directs). Serve the steak and scallions in the tortillas with the greens, spicy mayonnaise and kimchi-pear mixture.