Kalbi Beef Tacos

You've probably heard about them. Now's your chance to make them at home.


  • For the marinade:
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Asian pear, cored and chopped
  • Handful of cilantro sprigs
  • For the tacos:
  • 2 pounds skirt steak, sliced super thin
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 limes, segmented and roughly chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced on a bias
  • 1/4 cup green tomato, chopped
  • 1 carrot (sliced paper thin with peeler)
  • Salt and pepper as needed
  • 8 fresh corn tortillas from a local food truck or taco shop
  • Black and white sesame seeds


  1. In a blender, combine all marinade ingredients and blend until smooth. Combine marinade with steak and let sit for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Heat a grill over high heat and sear steak until caramelized and cooked to desired doneness.
  3. In a cast-iron skillet, warm corn (or flour) tortillas until pliable.
  4. To assemble: Top 2 tortillas with kalbi beef, carrots, onions, and limes. Garnish with black and white sesame seeds.