A couple years ago my aunt found a restaurant in south Minneapolis, the Nokomis area, that served Korean Tacos. They soon became her favorite go-to meal for the evenings she didn’t feel up to cooking or didn’t have enough time to. Unfortunately, after the rent was raised at the restaurant, the owner had to close down and this left my aunt saddened by the loss of her favorite tacos. 😦 So for her birthday dinner last year, I was determined to make a Korean taco as equally satisfying for her and that’s when I came upon Bakedbree’s Crockpot Korean Taco recipe. I altered the recipe to my liking and changed the recipe to one that is baked in the oven, versus being cooked in a crockpot, so my recipe will be done in 3 hours instead of 8-10.
- 3lbs. Grass Fed Chuck Roast
- 1/2 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
- 1/3 Cup BRAGG Liquid Aminos (or Coconut Aminos)
- 1 Whole Medium Sliced Onion
- 10 Garlic Cloves, Sliced
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Grated Ginger
- 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
- Optional – Red Pepper Flakes
- Olive oil, (or other high heat oil)
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Sea Salt
- 1 cup of Water
Lime Cream Sauce:
- 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
- Zest of 1 lime
- 1 Lime Juiced
- Salt to taste
Toppings for serving:
- Kimchi (I use my homemade kimchi recipe, but store bought is just fine!)
- Lime wedges
- Corn tortillas
- Bean Sprouts
Pre-heat the oven to 275°F. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a dutch oven and heat over medium high heat. Sprinkle sea salt, garlic powder and onion powder over the meat. Sear the chuck roast on one side, for about a minute until it’s browned. Flip the roast over to the other side and toss in the onions and garlic.
In a bowl, stir together the BRAGG Liquid Aminos (or coconut aminos), brown sugar, vinegar, grated ginger, 1 cup of water and sesame oil. Once both sides of the roast are browned, remove the pot from the burner and add the liquid to the roast.
Cover the roast and bake for a total of 3 hours, check on it after 90 mins and flip the roast over. Remove the cover for the duration of the cooking time. Add a 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of water if the pan looks dry. At the 3 hour point, your roast should be very tender and pull apart easily. If it isn’t, cook another 30 minutes and check again.
At some point while the roast is cooking, create the Lime Cream Sauce (see ingredients above) and mix together. Set in the fridge until it’s time to grub.
Once everything is ready, grab a corn tortilla, and top it with a little of everything and ENJOY!