Crazy, Easy DIY Spicy Street Tacos

2014-08 Korean Tacos3SM

Wanna trick everyone in your life to eat cabbage? You know it’s a latent life hope.

I once sat my whole fam down for an authentic cabbage roll recipe. It was a German family favorite. Or Greek. Or wherever they serve cabbage rolls stuffed with beef. It seemed like a pretty divine idea to me. The kids thought it seemed less like dinner and more like something to stab sullenly. I turned away from cabbage after that. Since coleslaw had long ago been declared inedible by the fam, cabbage rolls were our final option. I haven’t bought a head of cabbage since 1999.

Until I figured out this recipe here. Welcome to 2014. We’re all healthy up in here. (Do people even say that sentence anymore?)

This recipe is one of *those recipes* you wish for nightly. Fast. Fresh. Healthy. Fun. Yummy. Cheap.

It’s like getting gourmet take-out for dinner. Only, in  minutes. Sans the post-meal bloat.

  • Easy to feed a crowd
  • Budget happy
  • Ahead-prep possible
  • Takes 7 minutes to make
  • Fancy enough for guests
  • Picky kid & teen approved
  • Delicious enough
  • No recipe deciphering required
  • 5 Ingredients!

Here’s how it works:  Cabbage becomes a no-carb taco-shell swap in. Filled with the easiest 3-ingredient beef tossed in Sriracha that my teen-tester called “I can’t stop standing here and smelling this, when can I eat it?”

Once we top it all with a quick cucumber-cilantro salsa, boi. That’s when.

Oh, and after I sneak a kiss because my dinner-prep stress is totally zero, and I actually have time to sit, eat, breathe, and enjoy family dinner without the 1950’s casserole runaround.

Smooch. Eat. Enjoy.

2014-08 Korean Tacos1SM


Crazy Easy, DIY Spicy Street Tacos


1 pound Thousand-Garlic Beef
2 tablespoons sriracha
1/4 cup each diced cucumnbers, green onions, cilantro
8 cabbage leaves


1. Toss beef into sriracha.
2. Toss cukes, onions, cilantro together.
3. Serve beef and veggies in cabbage leaves.
4. Smooch your clever self.

*paleo eaters can swap out the Sriracha and toss in some fresh jalapenos and tomatoes.

One Response to “Crazy, Easy DIY Spicy Street Tacos”

  1. If cabbage is what it takes to get that tasty taco to my mouth I am on board with it!

Leave a Reply