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Spicy Korean Beef Tacos With Broccoli Rabe

After marinating the beef for a few hours, these tacos will only take 15 minutes of active prep

Put a little Korean in your Mexican with this healthy Spicy Korean Beef Tacos With Broccoli Rabe recipe.

This recipe is provided by Andy Boy.


  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Teaspoons chili paste, such as sambal oelek
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 Pound flank steak, thinly sliced into strips
  • 2 Teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, such as Andy Boy broccoli rabe, tough ends trimmed, chopped into 1” pieces
  • 3 Teaspoons vegetable oil (or any high-heat oil you like)
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced or chopped into 1” pieces
  • 8 small corn tortillas


In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, chili paste, garlic, and scallion.

Add half of the marinade to a large resealable plastic bag, along with the beef. Squeeze as much air from the bag as you can, seal the bag, and gently toss to coat the beef in the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.

To the remainder of the marinade in the bowl, add the cornstarch and whisk well until dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to cook. 

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and cook until bright green and just tender, 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the broccoli rabe and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat 1 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat until very hot. Remove the beef from the marinade, discard the remaining marinade, and add the beef slices to the skillet in a single layer. Cook until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer the beef to a plate.

Add the remaining 1 tsp of oil to the skillet and swirl to coat. Add the onion, bell pepper and broccoli rabe and cook until just tender, 3 minutes. Add the reserved marinade (the half with cornstarch) and toss with the vegetables. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened enough to coat the vegetables, about 2 minutes.

Return the steak to the pan, stir to combine with the vegetables and sauce, and remove the pan from heat.

Warm the tortillas: In a separate large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the tortillas (2 or 3 at a time) for 2 minutes, using tongs to flip them halfway.

To serve, divide the steak and vegetables among the tortillas (2 tacos per person) and serve with hot chili sauce if desired. 

Nutritional Facts
Calories Per Serving433
Total Fat18g28%
Vitamin A211µg23%
Vitamin B121µg22%
Vitamin B61mg56%
Vitamin C66mg100%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E4mg18%
Vitamin K265µg100%
Folate (food)134µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)134µg33%
Niacin (B3)11mg53%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg20.4%
Sugars, added4gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg22.1%