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Korean-Style Tacos

Korean-Style Tacos

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  • Author: erin wysocarski
  • Total Time: 12 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


These delicious tacos are made with Sweet Earth brand Traditional Seitan Slices, drenched in a sweet, salty and garlicky marinade then lightly sauteed. 


for the Bulgogi-style seitan

  • One, 8-oz. package of Sweet Earth brand Traditional Seitan Slices
  • 1/4 yellow onion, grated
  • 1/2 pear, grated
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, grated  
  • 2 TB soy sauce
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp gochugaru or crushed red pepper flakes  

vegetable or canola oil, for searing the seitan

to serve the tacos

  • 68 flour or corn tortillas, slightly warmed
  • 1 cup red cabbage, mandolined
  • 1 carrot, mandolined
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • cilantro, roughly chopped
  • vegan sour cream or creamy dressing
  • kimchi, chopped
  • black and white sesame seeds
  • lime wedges


To prepare the Bulgogi-style seitan

  1. First, slice the seitan slices into slightly larger than bite-size pieces. There are variations in the thickness of the seitan, which actually adds a nice textural element in the finished dish. 
  2. Combine the rest of the marinade ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and stir. Add in the seitan and toss the mixture around with your hands or a large spoon until well-coated. Cover and place into the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
  3. To sear the marinated seitan, preheat a large cast iron pan over medium-heat for a minute or two. Add a little oil to the pan, and roll it around to coat.
  4. Working in batches, shake off any excess marinade and place the seitan in a single layer in the pan. 
  5. Allow it to cook on one side for a minute or two, then flip and finish the other side. Repeat with the rest of the seitan.
  6. If there are any burnt bits stuck to the pan in between batches, just use a spatula to scrape them off before making your next batch.
  7. Place the seitan in the tortillas with the desired amount of veggies, kimchi, herbs and sauce. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Marinated, Seared
  • Cuisine: Korean, American