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Nueske’s Wiener with Kimchi Puree

Nueske’s Wiener with Kimchi Puree

I’ve probably said this over and over again, but I am making every attempt to purge items in my freezer (and refrigerator for that matter) and get them onto the table. So this past weekend, I was rummaging through my freezer and found a couple […]

Loaded Kimchi and Chorizo Fries

Loaded Kimchi and Chorizo Fries

For years now, I have been a big fan of Korean kimchi. There’s something so great about it, either eaten alone, or placed inside a variety of different items. I’ve done everything from a kimchi grilled cheese, to a burger, tacos, fried rice, and even […]

Spicy Beef and Kimchi Tacos

Spicy Beef and Kimchi Tacos

Recently I made a stop at one of my favorite taquerias in town, El Rey Supermercado, as I normally do, and decided to shop around for a few minutes after I had a delicious taco lunch. Often times when I go there, I load up on limes, chilies, avocados, and corn tortillas, but this time around I loaded up on fresh fruits, and meat. I can say I get a bit intimidated when ordering from their butcher as my ten years or so of Spanish is a bit weak, but heck, I give it a try every single time.  One thing that stood out to me while I was browsing was these great beef ribs that we thinly sliced.

When I arrived home that evening, I decided to come up with a kimchi style beef rib, only to be slow cooked overnight, and chopped into a killer beef for tacos.

Spicy Beef and Kimchi Tacos

If you have never had beef that is cooked with peperoncinis, well, that is a must, but cooking beef with kimchi just elevated that whole recipe. Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs beef short ribs
  • 6 sport peppers
  • 2 cups spicy kimchi
  • 1/2 cup water
  • flour tortillas
  • 1 jalapeno chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, minced

This recipe is so easy, only because you can do this in your slow cooker. You could braise this in your oven if you would like, but who doesn’t love a slow cooker, right?

Start by adding the water, beef short ribs, sport peppers, and kimchi to your slow cooker. Give a gentle stir, then cover, and cook for 8 hours.

When you are ready to prepare your tacos, carefully remove the beef short ribs from the slow cooker and place them on a large platter. Your goal here is to remove all of the bones. As you can see in my photo, there are plenty of bones to remove.

How to make Spicy Beef and Kimchi Tacos

Trim any excess fat, then chop the beef ribs. Once chopped, add the beef back to the kimchi mixture, and give a good stir.

Heat a skillet on medium heat. To another skillet, lightly toast the flour tortillas, just until they get a bit of  char, the place them on a place, and cover them to keep warm.

To the skillet, add some of the beef mixture, and get a nice sear on the beef, then place the beef mixture into each tortilla and top with the shallots and jalapeno chili.

Dig in. The flavors will blow you away. Not overly spicy, but you get this great, almost sweet, flavor from that kimchi. No one would know, but you, if there was even kimchi in this dish as it mellows out in the cooking process. These tacos might be one of my favorites now, and if you know me, I love tacos. So the next time you are near a Mexican supermarket, stop in, look around, and pick up some beef short ribs! Hope you enjoy!

Spicy Beef and Kimchi Tacos
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs beef short ribs
  • 6 sport peppers
  • 2 cups spicy kimchi
  • ½ cup water
  • flour tortillas
  • 1 jalapeno chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, minced
Instructions
  1. Start by adding the water, beef short ribs, sport peppers, and kimchi to your slow cooker. Give a gentle stir, then cover, and cook for 8 hours.
  2. When you are ready to prepare your tacos, carefully remove the beef short ribs from the slow cooker and place them on a large platter. Your goal here is to remove all of the bones. As you can see in my photo, there are plenty of bones to remove.
  3. Trim any excess fat, then chop the beef ribs. Once chopped, add the beef back to the kimchi mixture, and give a good stir.
  4. Heat a skillet on medium heat. To another skillet, lightly toast the flour tortillas, just until they get a bit of char, the place them on a place, and cover them to keep warm.
  5. To the skillet, add some of the beef mixture, and get a nice sear on the beef, then place the beef mixture into each tortilla and top with the shallots and jalapeno chili.
  6. Dig in. The flavors will blow you away. Not overly spicy, but you get this great, almost sweet, flavor from that kimchi. No one would know, but you, if there was even kimchi in this dish as it mellows out in the cooking process. These tacos might be one of my favorites now, and if you know me, I love tacos. So the next time you are near a Mexican supermarket, stop in, look around, and pick up some beef short ribs! Hope you enjoy!

 

Kimchi Nachos

Kimchi Nachos

I don’t know about you but I hate letting things go to waste. My kids are notorious for opening bags of chips and never finishing them, and I am the type to say (if I catch them in the act) ‘finish whatever is opened before […]

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

My wife is very lucky to have me. Hehe, just kidding. I do the food shopping in the house, and every other day I am at the store. I often reflect back to when I remember my dad going to the store, almost every night […]

Kimchi Burger

Kimchi Burger

If you have never heard of kimchi, well, now you have. Kimchi is probably found in most grocery stores nowadays, and it is a must have. Now if you have never had kimchi, you might be a little hesitant to try it based on what it looks like, or maybe even how it smells, but let me tell you, it is something pretty amazing. Kimchi is a Korean side dish, or main dish for that matter, that is basically fermented napa cabbage, onions, garlic, chili paste, and daikon radish, among other ingredients. Those ingredients alone get my mouth watering.

Kimchi Burger Recipe

Now you can make your own kimchi if you want, but since it is readily abundant in the store, you pick up a jar and dig right in. In my opinion, kimchi is best served with grilled meats. There is a balance there that is unlike any other, and with that said, I thought I would create a burger and load it with kimchi, hence the kimchi burger.

This past weekend, I was left watching my kids, and when that happens, (this always happens) I ask the question ‘what do you guys want to eat?’. The immediate response from my oldest kid was ‘bacon burger!’. I should probably use about nine exclamation marks when he shouted that with excitement. So burgers it was. One plain cheese, one with loaded bacon, and one kimchi.

Lets get started.

Ingredients: [Print this Recipe]

  • 1 1/2 lb ground chuck
  • 1 1/4 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • Slices of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of kimchi, per burger
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 great hamburger buns (I am using Breadsmith’s Buttertop Buns), sliced

Begin by making your patties. Divide the meat mixture into three even sections. Form each section into a nice patty, and generously season each side with salt and pepper. When both sides are seasoned, take your thumb and make a nice indention in the center of each patty. This evens out the burger when cooked on the grill and prevents it from turning into a big lump of meat. Let the patties rest on the counter while you go get your grill heated.

Heat your grill. No preference on using charcoal or gas on this recipe. Use whichever is convenient, but get it nice and hot. I like to heat the grill really hot on one side, while keeping it warm on the opposite side. This allows you to have more control in case the coals get too hot.

Place your patties on the grill and cook them for about five minutes. Just leave them alone. Don’t (and never) smash them with a spatula, just let them be. Flip the patties after about 5 minutes, keeping an eye on them so the grill doesn’t go up in fire, and continue cooking until your desired doneness.

Kimchi Burger Recipe

Now is the time to put on the cheese as well. One slice per patty, then slide to the warmer part of the grill, and let it cook until the cheese it melted.

Butter the buns, and add them to the grill, just to get some nice toast marks on them.

Now you are ready to serve.

Take the buns off of the grill, and place the cheese burger, cheese down onto the base of the bun. Top with a half cup of the kimchi, and add the top bun. That’s it.

Biting into this delicious burger results into this garlic, crunchy, and spicy texture, then the juicy burger and balance of the cheese, makes every bite really, really great.

Give it a shot. Kimchi alone is awesome. Now you know.