I’ve eaten my fair share of Tacos. In fact, they are pretty easily my favorite food in the entire world…ya know what, universe. Nowadays, there are Tacos everywhere with pretty much anything in them. While authentic Mexican Tacos are the shit (and the best form of Tacos), there are so many out there that it is hard to put them in the same group. For God’s sake, the wife just had a Nashville Hot Chicken Taco on a homemade Corn Tortilla and my God, it was just excellent. With the fusion of cuisines, a dude named Roy Choi brought Korea to Mexico and made his empire. This guy, along with the Wells Farms Recipe Challenge, has made me want to create: Korean Short Rib Tacos!
Korean Short Rib Tacos
Man, Tacos/A Taco Bar are 100%, without a doubt, an underrated Tailgate Food! They’re super customizable, they’re hand held, and they’re simple! You can put as much or as little time as you want and you’ll more than likely have a solid product to put out. That is not to say, “A Taco is a taco is a taco…” It will be noticed if you come hauling into your Tailgate with these vs. T. Bell.
These Korean Short Rib Tacos are a whole different level, though! There are so many different scents, from the Corn Tortilla to the slow cooked Rib meat and the Sweet Sauce it lays in. When you bite, your mouth is filled with so many textures. The crisp from the Asian slaw, the soft Corn Tortilla, and the creaminess from the Sriracha-Lime Crema. And the tastes! I don’t even want to explain because I just want you to make them!
This is a general layout of what you need to do. Stack: Tortilla, Asian Slaw, Shredded Short Rib Meat. Let’s dive in a little further into the Tortillas. The Slaw and Meat are a little easier.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t make these all the time. While they are easy, they are also time consuming. My recipes makes about 20 Tortillas. If you don’t want to make these, my buddy Edgar says go grab some “El Milagro“. They are hands down, the best on the market.
- Ingredients needed: 1 3/4 c. Masa, 1/4 c. AP Flour, 1/2 tsp. Salt, 1 1/2 c. Warm Water, 1 Lime (juiced). That’s it.
- How To: Mix all ingredients. Measure into 1 oz. balls. Flatten to preference. Throw into pan with no oil. Cook until edges begin to brown. Flip. Do the same thing. Repeat 20 times.
- Equipment You May Need: Tortilla Press, Mix Bowl, Pan
Seriously, doing these for a Tailgate would make everyone SO f***in’ happy! If you don’t like the slaw, don’t put it on. If you don’t want the meat, put some slaw and Sriracha on it! Either way, use the Tortillas cuz they’re bomb! Customizable, Handheld, and Super Flavorful. #yourewelcome