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Korean Tacos with Spicy-Sweet Sauce

These Korean Tacos with a Spicy-Sweet Sauce are SUPER easy to make. You can also sub most of the topping ingredients, making this a perfect go-to weeknight meal.

Korean Tacos with Spicy-Sweet Sauce | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

I feel like the obsession with tacos is everywhere lately. I recently saw a t-shirt that said “I love fitness. Fitness taco in my mouth” and I died laughing (I know, I have a dorky sense of humor). But either way, I guess I do understand the fascination, as tacos- just like pizza- are so versatile and you can enjoy them in so many different ways. This recipe for Korean tacos is one of my faves- and really easy to make!

Korean Tacos with Spicy-Sweet Sauce | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

To begin- in a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, Sriracha and ginger. Mix well with a whisk. Measure out 1/4 cup and set the remaining liquid aside.

Add the chopped, cooked seitan (break apart if in chunks) to a medium bowl and add the 1/4 cup marinade. Let sit for 10-30 minutes; stir occasionally to coat.

Meanwhile, prepare the chopped veggies. I usually use whatever I have on hand- cabbage, chopped greens onions or kale, avocado, chopped bell peppers, sliced onions, etc.

When the seitan has marinaded long enough to your liking, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the seitan. Cook for 5-6 minutes over medium heat until warm, stirring occasionally. Cover and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 corn tortilla at a time, warming on each side about 1 minute. To each warm tortilla, add the seitan and desired toppings (chopped red cabbage or lettuce mix, green onion, cilantro, baby bell peppers, etc.) and drizzle some of the remaining sauce over top. Top with kimchi- my favorite! Makes 6 tacos; serves 3.

Korean Tacos with Spicy-Sweet Sauce | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

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Korean Tacos with Spicy-Sweet Sauce

Korean Tacos with Spicy-Sweet Sauce | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

These Korean Tacos with a Spicy-Sweet Sauce are SUPER easy to make. You can also sub most of the topping ingredients, making this a perfect go-to weeknight meal.

  • Author: Christin McKamey
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground)
  • 8 ounces cooked, ground seitan, cut into small bite-size pieces (I like Upton’s brand)

Toppings:

  • mild or hot kimchi (my favorite is Sun Yun Mild Kimchee ®)- in my opinion, this topping is a MUST. =)
  • chopped red cabbage or assorted kale/cabbage mix
  • sliced baby bell peppers
  • chopped green onion
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • fresh lime juice
  • avocado

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, Sriracha and ginger. Mix well with a whisk. Measure out 1/4 cup and set the remaining liquid aside.

Add the chopped, cooked seitan to a medium bowl and add the 1/4 cup marinade. Let sit for 10-30 minutes; stir occasionally to coat.

Meanwhile, prepare the chopped veggies.

Then, when the seitan has marinaded long enough to your liking, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add seitan. Cook for 5-6 minutes over medium heat until warm, stirring occasionally. Cover and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 corn tortilla at a time, warming on each side about 1 minute. To each warm tortilla, add seitan and desired toppings (chopped red cabbage or lettuce mix, green onion, cilantro, baby bell peppers, etc.) and drizzle some of the remaining sauce over top. Top with kimchi. Makes 6 tacos; serves 3.

Notes

Tip: To save more time, you can buy pre-seasoned seitan. I like Upton’s Chorizo Flavored seitan. *I still make half the sauce to add to the tacos when assembled.

*Nutrition value does not include toppings.

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