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Air-Fryer Korean-Style Beef Tacos

Air-Fryer Korean-Style Beef Tacos

The Korean chile paste called gochujang has got to be one of my favorite things to cook with as I love its spicy, sweet, and umami flavors.


  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean chile paste)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 pounds thinly sliced beef (chuck, rib eye, or sirloin)
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 12 (6-inch) flour tortillas, warmed; or lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1/2 cup kimchi (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the gochujang, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds, sugar, and salt. Whisk until well combined. Place the beef and red onion in a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over. Seal the bag and massage to coat all of the meat and onion. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  2. Place the meat and onion in the air fryer basket, leaving behind as much of the marinade as possible; discard the marinade. Set the air fryer to 400°F for 12 minutes, shaking halfway through the cooking time.
  3. To serve, place meat and onion in the tortillas. Top with the green onions and the cilantro and kimchi, if using, and serve.

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