Korean Mini Taco Boats with Spicy Asian Slaw

Korean Mini Taco Boats with Spicy Asian Slaw – With sautéed onions, fresh ginger, garlic, sesame oil, ground beef & pork… layered w/spicy Asian slaw.

Total Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients

For The Tacos:
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • ½ pound lean ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (or Tamari)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Gochujang Korean chili sauce (or use Sriracha or Chili Garlic Sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 24 Old El Paso Mini Taco Boats
  • 2 green onions, sliced for garnish
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • Toasted Sesame seeds for garnish
For The Spicy Asian Slaw:
  • 1/2 head purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head savoy cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces shredded carrots (about 2 medium carrots)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, julienned (remove seeds and veins)
  • 5 green onions, thinly sliced on the angle
For The Slaw Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Gochujang Korean chili sauce (or use Sriracha or Chili Garlic Sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

 

Preparation

For The Slaw:
  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the dressing ingredients and whisk thoroughly.

  2. Add cabbage, carrots, onions, jalapeños, and ginger, then toss to combine with the dressing.

For The Tacos:
  1. Preheat oven to 300.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the garlic and ginger with the ground pork and beef.  Set aside.

  3. Sauté onions in 1 tablespoon canola oil for 4-5 minutes.

  4. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, salt & pepper, Gochujang, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and pepper flakes to the onions and stir.

  5. Add the meat mixture, and cook thoroughly, breaking up meat with a spoon. Cook about 6-7 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, wrap taco boats in foil and heat in the oven for 5 minutes.

  7. Add 1 tablespoon of meat to each mini boat and top with Spicy Asian Slaw. Garnish with green onions, lime wedges, and toasted Sesame seeds.

 

 

Recipe Notes

* The slaw ingredients like carrots and cabbage can be purchased already shredded at most grocery stores.  Although it’s slightly more expensive, it can be worth it if you’re looking to save time.

*Grating fresh ginger can be cumbersome.  You can also purchase grated ginger as another time saver for this recipe

* This recipe can be prepped a day in advance.  Cook the meat as per these instructions, and store separately.   Prep all the slaw veggies and store them each in their own resealable plastic bag.  Mix and store the dressing in a separate container, and combine the dressing with the rest of the slaw ingredients 15-30 minutes before serving.

 

 

Source: http://tasteandsee.com/korean-mini-taco-boats-with-spicy-asian-slaw

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