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Crockpot Korean Inspired Tacos with Yum Yum Yummm Sauce. Shredded beef in a sweet and spicy Korean inspired sauce topped with slaw and the yummiest sauces. Inspired by the tacos served up on the streets of LA, but with my own twist. These tacos are made in the crockpot (along with instant pot and oven variations). They’re the best tacos to really switch up your weekly taco night.

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With the Olympics coming up in February, I keep thinking back to our time spent in South Korea 4 years ago. One, it’s so crazy that it’s been 4 years since we all traveled across the world to watch Red compete. We’re so excited for this year’s Olympics in Bejing (but bummed we can’t be with Red and Hailey this time). My memories of Korea have me craving those Korean flavors we all enjoyed while there.

Surprisingly, the Korean taco is more of an LA thing, but the flavors are just so delicious. These tacos are inspired by those famous LA food truck tacos. I did a little bit of my own thing here and they turned out so good! Everyone really loved these.

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The meat

I actually used Korean short ribs from Five Mary’s Farms, which were so awesome. You could also use regular short ribs (though I would just use boneless). A flank steak works in a pinch too.

The sauce is a mix of soy sauce (I use Tamari, which is just gluten-free soy sauce…I actually think it’s better), rice vinegar, and honey with lots of ginger and garlic. Brown sugar is traditional, but I wanted to use something healthier. The pear also sweetens the sauce slightly too.

Pour the sauce over the meat, then cook low and slow in the slow cooker. You can also use the instant pot or even the oven.

Just before serving, I like to put the shredded meat under the broiler to caramelize it and get some of it a little crispy. Delicious.

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The yum yum yummm sauce

I stole this name from the creamy pink sauce often served at Japanese steakhouses alongside steaming plates of food. Everything I found online was a little different for the sauce, which is tomato-based and made with a little butter.

I wanted something creamy, but spicy, so I made my sauce with Gochujang, which is Korean chili paste. It’s been one of my favorite ingredients for years. I love to use the Mother-In-Laws brand, which doesn’t have any weird ingredients or a lot of added sugar. 

It’s so delicious, so I thought it would be fun to just call it yum yum yummm sauce.

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Serving

Do these tacos up with a quick homemade slaw. Then top with that yum yum yummm sauce. If you love sauces like we do, you can also make a simple sesame salsa verde with store-bought salsa verde and sesame seeds.

There’s a lot happening with these tacos. Lots of sauce, slaw, and, of course, that caramelized Korean beef. Definitely not your average taco, but so flavorful and delicious. These are the perfect tacos to switch things up any night of the week!

Crockpot Korean Inspired Tacos with Yum Yum Yummm Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other Korean inspired recipes?? Here are my favorites: 

Sheet Pan Korean Chicken Bowl

Oven Fried Korean Popcorn Chicken

30 Minute Korean Beef and Peppers with Sesame Rice

Lastly, if you make this Crockpot Korean Inspired Tacos with Yum Yum Yummm Sauce, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Crockpot Korean Inspired Tacos with Yum Yum Yummm Sauce

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 480 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boneless short ribs or 2 pounds flank steak
  • 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Gochujang (Korean chile paste)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small pear, cored and quartered
  • 8-10 corn or flour tortillas, warmed
  • sesame salsa verde, for serving (see notes)
  • avocado, sesame seeds, queso, for serving

Slaw

Yum Yum Yum Sauce

Instructions

  • 1. In a blender, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, Gochujang, ginger, garlic, and pear. Blend until mostly smooth, then pour the sauce into the bowl of your crockpot. Stir in 1/2 cup water. Add the meat, then cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
    2. Preheat the broiler to high. Remove the meat from the sauce to a baking sheet and lightly shred. Add 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Broil for 2-5 minutes, until the meat caramelizes. Watch closely! Toss with additional cooking liquid, if desired.
    3. To make the slaw. In a bowl, mix the cabbage, cilantro, green onions, peppers, lime juice, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.
    4. To make the sauce. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    5. Stuff the meat, slaw, and avocado, into the warmed tortillas. Top with sauces, sesame seeds, and cheese.

Instant Pot

  • 1. In a blender, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, Gochujang, ginger, garlic, and pear. Blend until mostly smooth, then pour the sauce into the bowl of your instant pot. Stir in 1/2 cup water. Add the meat, then seal the lid and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
    2. Follow the directions as directed above for steps 2-5.

Oven

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.
    2. In a blender, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, Gochujang, ginger, garlic, and pear. Blend until mostly smooth, then pour the sauce into a large dutch oven. Stir in 1/2 cup water. Add the meat, cover and roast in the oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the short ribs are tender and falling off the bone.
    3. Follow the directions as directed above for steps 2-5.

Notes

Sesame Salsa Verde: combine 1 1/2 cups salsa verde, 1-2 tablespoons Gochujang, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons sesame seeds. Serve with the tacos. 
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  1. 5 stars
    This was super delicious and the whole family loved this taco variation! I was glad I prepped everything the night before so that it was very simple the next day. I would never have thought to use a flank steak in this way!

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    So yummy! This is my new favorite; I have made it two times in three weeks in the pressure cooker. I use what is in my freezer, right now it’s a bone in pot roast, and this recipe is amazing, flavorful and enjoyed by all – Thank you for such an inspiring go to meal that makes the best left overs!

  3. 5 stars
    This was amazing! Used an elk roast in place of short ribs as it’s what I had on hand and it was still excellent despite being a much leaner cut of meat. Will make again!

  4. These are crazy good!!! What can I serve with these tacos? Want to serve for a dinner party and feel like I need something else on the plate.
    Thank you for the fabulous recipe

    1. Hi Kelly,
      Awesome!! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! I feel like the slaw is a great side, but you could also do some rice and beans. xTieghan

    1. Hi Emily,
      Wonderful! I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    This is genuinely my favorite HBH recipe, and I’ve tried a LOT. The flavor is out of this world, and it’s relatively easy to make. The pear in the sauce is genius. Thank you for creating this masterpiece recipe.

    1. I’m going to make these this weekend for a family taco night! Served with margaritas… or do you have any other great cocktail recommendations for this dish? I honestly have no idea what Korean food tastes like (but can’t wait to try!)

      1. Hey Anne,
        I think margaritas would be a great option! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS!! We made them into bowls, and it was all divine. I started texting all my friends and family the recipe 🙂 Thank you, Tieghan!

  7. 5 stars
    We really loved these. I used skirt meat instead and they turned out great! I forgot to make the salsa verde which I was bummed about, but next time. I made it in the IP, which is my go to week night kitchen tool so we can eat quicker after work & the family loved them. I also sliced up some avocado and added a dollop of sour cream to the tacos because the yum, yum sauce was a bit too spicy for my husband… The slaw was tasty as was the yum yum sauce. Will def make it again but may double the meat so we have leftovers!

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Awesome!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it was a winner! xTieghan

    1. Hey Anne,
      Totally, that will work well for you! I hope you love the recipe, let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Really delicious! I made this for a dinner party and it was a hit. I used flank steak and the crockpot. This was my first time cooking with Gochujang and I absolutely love these flavors – I guess I have to try all your Korean-style recipes now!

    1. Hi Liv,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

  9. 4 stars
    I used a flank steak, marinated it overnight and it was perfect!! I didn’t love the slaw but all elements together , these were great tacos!!

    1. Hi Lauren,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

    1. Hi Patricia,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

    1. Hi Sara,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

  10. 5 stars
    These are INCREDIBLE. The yum yum sauce I could eat with a spoon. The flavors all combined in this dish are getting 100 stars from my tastebuds. My sister in law made this first, so I will give her credit for these modifications but I feel they really took the recipe up a notch. To the beef broth in the crock pot: 1/4 cup less soy sauce, add 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth, extra ginger (we found it to be a little too salty before modifying). To the slaw- little less soy sauce and add diced fresh pear. I didn’t think that slaw could get any more refreshing but the fresh pear did the trick. I got so mad when I found my husband had eaten the leftovers… do yourself a favor and make these!!

        1. Hi Dawn,
          I bet tofu would work well for you! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    Husband can’t stop raving. This was delicious. Combination of the sweeter meat with the acidity of the cole slaw and the spice of the Yum Yum. I would just suggest getting a bit more short rib. Mine was very fatty so I didn’t have a lot of meat to feed four of us. I also add s a bit more vinegar and salt to the coleslaw but that is personal taste.

  12. 5 stars
    Just discovered you & loving! Made your sesame dumplings, ramen, tacos & salmon in two weeks. Awesome flavors! Thank you ♥️

  13. 5 stars
    Used a flank steak in the instant pot. I made all the sauces and the coleslaw the day before – the dish came together very quickly. Everyone loved it.

    1. Hi Bridget,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

      1. 5 stars
        These tacos were AMAZING! Delicious slaw, yumyum sauce was YUMMY. Our favorite to date, only rivaled by the Mojo tacos in your first cookbook.

        1. Hi Erica,
          I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

  14. 5 stars
    Everyone in my family LOVED this recipe- which is a rare feat. Did the slow cooker method and made everything exactly except had to substitute Sirracha in the Ym Yumm sauce. The sauce was so good, I can’t imagine it being any different or better. Thanks for an amazing and different taco night!

    1. Hi Tracey,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      Amazing! I couldn’t find boneless short ribs so I used bone-in. The meat fell off the bone it was so tender! The slaw and yum yum yum sauce were perfect accompaniments to these tacos.

      1. Hi Heather,
        I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

  15. Hi Tieghan,
    Not being familiar with gochujang, I thought I bought the right thing, but turns out it’s Korean Gochujang with Chipotle, Apple juice, and Sesame Oil. Since I already have it, I’d like to try to use it, but would you recommend adjusting the recipe in any way? Since honey and pear are included in your ingredients, I wasn’t sure if the added apple juice would make it too sweet. Also, since it’s a sauce instead of a paste, would I need to adjust the measurement?

    1. Hi Natalie,
      I would really need to see what the exact Gochujang you are referring to is, it’s hard to say without knowing. You can certainly give it a try, but for best results I would try the Gochujang paste, I love Mother in Laws. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  16. 5 stars
    I think this is my favorite dish from Half baked Harvest. Absolutely divine on a cold evening in front of the fire

  17. We made this for dinner last night and it was so good! We used flank steak and we had to sub gojuchang sauce in for gojuchang paste since the store we went to didn’t have the paste. It still turned out delicious! Next time we make this recipe, we’re going to try assembling everything as a bowl instead of a taco. The meat/marinade is just so tasty!

  18. I used flank steak that I had, since it was suggested as an alternative. The meat was chewy but tender. I followed direction so not sure what happened. I guess I’ll use short ribs next time.

    1. Thanks for giving the recipe a try Kerry, sorry I am not sure what the issue is here is the meat but was tender? Let me know if I can help! xTieghan

  19. 5 stars
    This was amazing! Followed the directions exactly as written. My husband loved it and it will be a new go-to for us. Thanks Tieghan for your delicious recipes and fresh ideas! Cheers!

  20. 5 stars
    Holy smokes…this might be one of your best yet. What a hit at dinner tonight. All of my people devoured it. They ate every last bit.

  21. Your recipe looks delicious. Thought of making this for a large group. What sort of sides would you serve?

    1. Hi Cathy,
      You could do rice and beans, my family enjoys the tacos just with the slaw:) Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  22. 5 stars
    Made this recipe a couple of nights ago . My whole family loved it. Going to try soon with pork shoulder bet that would be great also

  23. 5 stars
    We enjoyed these for dinner last night. They were so full of flavor and delicious. We’ll be making them again for sure!

  24. 5 stars
    Love, love, love this recipe. Multiple flavors made the tacos so tasty. If you like Korean tacos I highly recommend this recipe. The only thing I added was pickled carrots.

  25. 5 stars
    These were very yummy! I had to use gochujang sauce instead of paste (all that I could find). I increased the amount but am excited to try the paste and see how the flavors are enhances. Thanks Tieghan for your flavor combinations!! So much depth, but easy to achieve.

  26. 5 stars
    This was excellent. We used a two pound flank steak and followed your instructions for the instant pot. Perfect!

  27. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely amazing! My family loves your ramen and various noodle recipes, but this sauce was the best yet. This is a new favorite for us.

  28. 5 stars
    This is a fabulous recipe. I used flank steak from Costco. The amount of flavor in the meat, sauce and slaw is incredible. Don’t change a thing, follow the recipe and prepare to take a bow.

  29. What could I use to substitute the Gochujang? We live very rural and I want to make it soon . Thanks ! Rhonda

    1. Hi Rhonda,
      You could use sriracha in place of the gouchujang. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  30. 5 stars
    I made this but didn’t have the pear and used a pork shoulder instead of the short ribs and it. was. wonderful! I’m sure it would be excellent with short ribs too. Cooked in my crock pot and served with the slaw and flour tortillas. This one is a keeper!

    1. Hey Laura,
      Awesome! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

    1. Hi Janeen,
      I put mine directly over the stove top flame. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  31. Were these inspired by Pinch of Yum, who also does it with pear and uses a lot of the same ingredients? If so, I think you need to give credit 🙂

    1. Hi Jane,
      Sorry, I am not familiar with that recipe, I created and thought of this dish myself. If I needed to give credit, I certainly would. Have the best week! xTieghan

  32. 5 stars
    These were AMAZING! I was unsure of the flavors of all the sauces a they are a must! Another wonderful dinner for my family, it was delicious!

  33. 5 stars
    This recipe was AMAZING!! Family loved it!
    Made with Beef Rump Roast as that’s what I had on hand. It worked well.

    I also made my taco shells crispy…. YUM!!

  34. 5 stars
    These tacos were amazing! 15 out of 10! Forgot to make the sesame salsa verde but the yum yum sauce and slaw made layers of flavor. Will def make again. Thank you!

  35. 5 stars
    This was excellent! Something different, fun and delicious. I used flank steak and shredded it but also cut the strands to make them more “chunk-like”, making it easier to eat.

    1. Yes. I found chuck “short ribs” at Costco and they worked perfectly. They were sliced about 1″ thick steaks.

    2. Hi Beth,
      I would probably use chicken thighs or breasts for this recipe. Please let me know if you give it a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hi Gina,
      I suppose that would work for you. Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  36. 5 stars
    These are delicious. I made them this weekend. Forgot to take a photo, of course. I served them with fresh homemade flour tortillas. Such a huge hit!!

  37. 5 stars
    I made these into bowls with a little jasmine rice and fresh pickled cabbage and they were incredible! I substituted Greek yogurt for 1/2 the mayonnaise in the yum yum sauce and that worked well too! Absolutely delicious!

  38. 5 stars
    Tieghan does it again! Such a great recipe. This recipe is perfect for a Sunday afternoon as you get to enjoy the aroma of Korean bbq short ribs slow cooking away throughout the day.

    I found this was a great use for short ribs, which can be an intimidating cut of meat as it has more gristle and fat than other cuts. I used the slow cooker method with bone-in short ribs (recipe calls for boneless even though in the pictures above she is using bone-in, bone-in works fine). When it finished cooking, I took a few minutes to remove the bones, excess fat, and connective tissue that didn’t render down during the slow cook. Placing the meat under the broiler for a few minutes to give it that extra bit of caramelization was a great tip and one I will use again!

    The slaw gave the tacos a nice, fresh crunch and the salsa and yum yum sauce added good heat. The avocado balances the taco nicely with a little creaminess and offsets the heat from the meat and sauces.

    I will definitely be making this again and I would love to see more recipes like this one in the future.

    1. Hi Michael,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  39. 5 stars
    This worked great with flank steak. The sauce it cooks in is so good that I think I’m going to try it with pork shoulder and chicken too. I also served it with rice for those who preferred that over the tortillas. The slaw is also fantastic. I like how it didn’t have any oil in it and will be making that often.

    1. Hi Karen,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  40. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious. I used the flank steak and omitted the salsa verde and it was great and provided a ton of leftovers. Definitely will be a repeat recipe in our household!

    1. Hi Annie,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  41. 5 stars
    I made these last night and they were a big hit! I had used the boneless short ribs, so of course they were very rich and delicious. Thank you!

    1. Hey Lynn,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  42. 5 stars
    My sister-in-law made this for my birthday dinner the other night and I’m obsessed!! It was seriously one of the best home cooked meals I’ve ever had. So thankful for this recipe and can’t wait to check out some others!

    1. Hi Robyn,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  43. To say we all loved this is an understatement!!! So delicious. I did carmelize the meat under the broiler as suggested after cooking it in the slow cooker which really finishes it off perfectly. Added a side of sesame rice from another HBH recipe as well as a side of sliced cucumbers for a little clean crunch! Thanks T!

    1. Hey Heidi,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

      1. 4 stars
        Made this in the InstantPot with flank steak. The beef was really tough, do you think it should have been marinated and cut against the grain in smaller pieces before cooking? The sauce was fantastic along with the slaw and Yum sauce.

        1. Hi Debra,
          Thanks for giving the recipe a try. Sorry to hear about your meat. Cutting it would definitely help to make it more tender. I hope this helps for next time! xTieghan

  44. This is so delicious and also very salty. I think my Tamari wasn’t low sodium. Next time I will do half coconut aminos to try that. My husband also request a “pico” perhaps because of the salt. I can’t wait to get this again when entertaining!

    1. Hey Sara,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  45. Cannot thank you enough for your recipes!!! Made this one tonight and it was so delicious. Used bok choy and Brussel sprouts in the slaw and it gave it a great crunch. You inspire me with every recipe!!!!

    1. Hey Beth,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  46. 5 stars
    These were so good, everyone in the family loved them. My 18 year old daughter kept complimenting me on dinner.

    1. Hi Erin,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

    1. Hey Caroline,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  47. 5 stars
    This is 100% our new favorite taco recipe. SO incredibly easy with the slow cooker and just beyond good. Accidentally bought bone-in short rib instead of boneless but they still came out amazing- would love to try with the flank steak next time! Cannot wait to have the leftovers tomorrow. Thank you so much for this one, Tieghan!

    1. Hi Bianca,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  48. Made this for dinner tonight!
    Delish, we loved it! I used the short ribs so tender
    Enough heat for a little kick!

    1. Hi Joanna,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      Made with 2lbs of chicken breasts instead of beef and it was absolutely amazing. Followed the recipe exactly for the crockpock option as well as the slaw and sauce. Wish I could eat this every night. Had neighbors join us and we couldn’t stop eating it. Shhh… I kept all the leftover for myself.

      1. Hey Marin,
        Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  49. 5 stars
    These were outstanding- such incredible flavor. I used instant pot and did natural release for 10 mins… would suggest cutting short rib/meat into large chunks so it is fully submerged in liquid… leaving as a large piece it did not shred so I had to chop- it was still cooked perfectly and flavor is great. Only used 1 tbsp gochujong bc my kids don’t like much spice and was perfect – sauces were delicious

    1. Hi Maureen,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

    1. Hi Kate,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

    1. Hi Allison,
      You could do that if you have the time, but it is not necessary:) Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  50. 5 stars
    These are ridiculously good. My husband, who is way to old to do this, licked his plate. I decided to make these after reading that your brother texted you to tell you that he really liked them. High praise, indeed! Try ‘em guys! You won’t be disappointed.

    1. Hey Kris,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  51. 5 stars
    Great!! Added a tsp of honey to the slaw dressing. Would use yogurt for yum yum. The Korean chili paste is a great find!!

    1. Hi Tim,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  52. 5 stars
    So yummy is right! Made this last night for my family and friends and it got smashing reviews. My husband said it tasted like it came from an Austin Food Truck! And we live in North Carolina. Thanks for sharing…….

    1. Hey Jacqui,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

    1. Hi Carrie,
      Sure, that will work well for you! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hi Kelly,
      I like to use corn for these, but whatever you like is great! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  53. 5 stars
    So yummy!! I didn’t have a pear so I would like to try it out next time for sure. Blasting with flavor, love all the veggies and the sauce is just the cherry on top.

  54. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! There are a lot of different flavors going on here that go together perfectly!! I topped them off with toasted sesame seeds! I will make this again and again!!

  55. 5 stars
    So excited to make this! We could only find skirt steak though. Do you think the cook times will be the same? Thanks!!

  56. 5 stars
    This recipe is awesome! I ended up making it w/ brisket as sold out of short ribs. It was right before the first snow storm of the season – I think everyone had plans to fire up the crockpots. My daughter and I just tasted them – will be a repeated recipe in our house. Thank you!

  57. This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it! Is there anything you would substitute for Mayo? My husband has a serious aversion…

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Try using avocado oil mayo or a vegan mayo from Primal Kitchen, they have great options that are a switch up from your typical mayo. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  58. 5 stars
    Made this for my college age son and daughter. My son deemed it the best thing I have ever made (and I cook alot). I did take 10 min after the meat was done to boil down some of the sauce from the slow cooker (fat skimmed off) to condense the flavors before putting it under the broiler. The meat was so tender and flavorful you could eat it straight, however the slaw and sauce were so fantastic that we did the whole taco. Putting this in the regular rotation. I used 4 lbs of short ribs and next time will likely increase (short ribs are delicious, but they disappear when cooked). We could have eaten twice the amount. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Hey Lea,
      No, I did not peel the pear. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan

    1. Hey Leah,
      Sure, apple would be great here! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  59. What corn tortillas do you use and how do you keep them from totally breaking when you go to eat them? This looks amazing! I am so excited to try them

    1. Hey Erica,
      I get my tortillas from Whole Foods and as long as they are warm they typically don’t break. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  60. 5 stars
    Excellent! I mistakenly added low sodium teriyaki sauce instead of soy to the marinade but end results worked. My husband loved the burnt ends from the broiler. Too bad flank steak is at $10.99/lb! Will def make again!
    Should also add I used jalapeños for the slaw!

    1. Hey Carrie,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best weekend! xT

  61. 5 stars
    Excellent! I mistakenly added low sodium teriyaki sauce instead of soy to the marinade but end results worked. My husband loved the burnt ends from the broiler. Too bad flank steak is at $10.99/lb! Will def make again!

    1. Hey Carrie,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best weekend! xT

  62. 5 stars
    Just made these for dinner on a cold Canadian January evening- they were excellent. I followed the recipe to the letter and it was perfect just as written!

    1. Hey Trudy,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best weekend! xT

    1. Hi Tiffany,
      Sure, chicken would work well for you! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hi Kathleen,
      I used a queso fresco cheese. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Kim,
      You could use jalapeños or even bell peppers. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hi Danielle,
      I put them directly over a stove top flame. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  63. This looks so good but I have pork tenderloin that I need to use up. What would change in the recipe so I could use that?

    1. Hey Sue,
      That should work well for you, you can follow the recipe as is! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

          1. This turned out better than expected! Everything from the sauce to the cabbage to the yum yum sauce xoxo

            My husband said I outdid myself and he hoped it was easy to make. Spoiler: it was 💯

          2. Hi Sue,
            Happy Sunday! So glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe, thanks a lot for making it! xxT

      1. Hey Anin,
        Either one works great! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. I can’t have soy either. I recommend No Soy brand soy sauce. It tastes really similar and I’ve had great results using it as a sub for real soy sauce.

      Hope that helps! This recipe looks great.

    2. Hi Mary Lu,
      Yes, that will work well for you. I hope this recipe turns out amazing, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  64. Hi! Looks like a great recipe, can’t wait to try! If using flank steak for the recipe, do you slice it prior to cooking or after?
    Thanks.

    1. Hey Michelle,
      You should be able to just shred the meat once it is done cooking. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Emmy,
      I added the oven instructions for your convenience above:) Let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi there,
      I would cook on low for 2-3 hours. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hi Michelle,
      I think a pork shoulder would work well for you. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  65. Is it possible to substitute chicken breast tenders instead of the beef? For health reasons, his consumption of red meat is very, very low (once every couple of months). Just love your recipes.

    1. Hey Wanda,
      Yes, that would work well for you! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

        1. Hi Allison,
          I would still follow the recipe as is:) Please let me know if you give it a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Dana,
      Sure, I would simmer on low for 2-3 hours. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  66. Cheese is mentioned in last step of instructions, but is not on ingredient list. What kind of cheese? Thanks.

    1. It lists Queso which is a Mexican cheese. Normally you will find it by cream cheese. It’s round and white and you just crumble it.

    2. Hey Jenny,
      I used queso like listed, but you could use any cheese you like! I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  67. I ant to make this soon. can you tell me how you get your tortillas’ edges like that? Are you warming on a griddle or what? thanks! I use your recipes all the time and love your books!

    1. Hey there,
      I put them directly over my stove top flame. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  68. Can’t wait to try this! I tried to follow your link to Thrive for the Gochujang and it doesn’t appear that they have it on stock, is this something you can get at a regular grocery store?

    1. Hey Melissa,
      I use Mother in Laws Gochujang, your local grocery store will probably carry it. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Tamara,
      Nope, whatever you like will work:) You can even use an apple. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  69. Can I use flat iron steak for these? Hope so because I have some in my freezer – love the crisping under the broiler idea!

    1. Hey Diane,
      Sure, I bet that would work well for you. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Pam,
      You could use an apple in place of the pear. The meat itself is not spicy, but the Gochujang in the sauce has a little kick:) Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    2. So excited to try these!! All I have is thin round steak, would that work or would it be tough? Thank you for all your amazing recipes!!

      1. Hi Sammy,
        I would think it would work for you, the instant pot and slow cooker both really help to tenderize meat. Let me know if you give the recipe a try! xTieghan

    1. Hi Michele,
      I love using a vegan mayonnaise or avocado mayonnaise from primal kitchen, I would recommend giving one of those a try! Let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Patricia,
      I just char them slightly directly over my stove top flame. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  70. Looks so good – will definitely be trying the YumX3 sauce! Any thoughts on how to make this vegetarian?

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Cauliflower would be a great option! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Marian,
      For this recipe, I used a Fresno chili pepper. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  71. Sounds amazing! Short ribs are SO PRICEY though, definitely not in my budget. Thanks for sharing an alternative cut of meat to use that is at a more economical price point! I had sticker shock last time I went to the grocery store and asked for short ribs to make your braised short ribs recipe – there was no way that worked for my budget, so I used beef stew meat! It’s always nice that you offer more practical and affordable cuts of meat for your recipes!! Thank you!

    1. Hi Trisha,
      Sure, chicken would work for you as well. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  72. This looks so good. Do you think I could use brisket? I have a couple big briskets in the freezer and have been looking for creative things to do with it minus bbq?

    1. Hi Brooke,
      Yes, I think a brisket would also work well for you here. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

      1. 5 stars
        First time I’ve gone directly from seeing the post to the grocery! So glad I did. Great recipe, used Flank Steak and subbed Coconut Aminos for the Soy. Crowd pleaser! Thank you!

        1. Hey Dina,
          Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hi Jan,
      Sure, I would simmer on low for 2-3 hours. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  73. 5 stars
    Hi, I have had a lot of success converting Tieghan’s meat recipes to vegetarian versions. Please let me know if anyone tries this with tofu, cauliflower, squash, etc. Your Korean fried shrimp (using tofu) is a regular in our house. Thanks for your inspiration as always, Tieghan! Gochuchang is our favorite.

    1. Hey Lori,
      I think any of those options would also work well for you. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hi Lucy,
      Yes, pork would also be a great option! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you! xTieghan

    1. Hey Gina,
      Sure, apples would also be great! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope it’s delish! xT

  74. I would love to make this recipe but I don’t have an instapot . Is there any way to change it to making on a skillet on the stove or crockpot ? Thanks

      1. Yes, the recipe cooking instructions are for a crockpot, or slow cooker. My instant pot is also a crockpot, or slow cooker, with low, medium and high cooking temperature settings. Teighan does include the cooking instructions for pressurized cooking in the instant pot.

    1. Hi Nicole,
      You bet, the crockpot instructions are listed above:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

      1. This looks sooo good!! Is it possible to leave out the Gochujang or substitute it for something not spicy? I wish I could handle spicy food, but sadly can’t.

        1. Hi Katherine,
          You could just use less of the Gochujang to add a little bit of the flavor:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan