Smash Burger Tacos

Smash Burger Tacos

Get ready to experience a mouthwatering fusion of flavors with our Smash Burger Tacos! This delicious recipe brings together the best of both worlds, combining the juicy, flavorful goodness of a smash burger with the handheld convenience of a taco. Perfect for weeknight dinners, Taco Tuesday, backyard barbecues, Cinco De Mayo Party or anytime you crave something uniquely satisfying, these smash burger tacos are sure to become a new favorite.

Smash Burger Tacos

With a quick prep time and simple ingredients, you'll be serving up these tasty tacos in no time. Let's get cooking and take your taco game to the next level!


Smash Burger Tacos Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20-30 minutes
Servings: 8


For the Smash Burgers:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking oil for frying
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For the Sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

For Toppings:

  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions


Make the Smash Burgers:

  1. Start by seasoning the ground beef with salt and pepper. Then, divide it into 8 equal portions and shape them into balls.
  2. Take each meatball and press it down onto a tortilla, using your fingers to flatten it out.
  3. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and add a small amount of cooking oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Place a tortilla in the skillet with the meat side down. Use a spatula or another flat tool to press the beef down, creating a thin patty that covers most of the tortilla's surface.
  5. Cook the burger on one side for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes until the beef begins to brown. If desired, use the back of the spatula to press down on the burger to flatten it further.
  6. Flip the tortilla and burger over and immediately sprinkle a portion of shredded mozzarella cheese over the cooking beef patty.
  7. Cover the skillet with a lid to allow the cheese to melt and continue cooking for another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until the burger is cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  8. Remove the smash burger from the skillet and set it aside. Repeat this process with the remaining smash burger tacos.

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Prepare the Sauce:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, dill pickle relish, Dijon mustard, white vinegar, paprika powder, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully blended. Set the sauce aside.

Sauces for smashed Burger Tacos

Assemble the Smashed Burger Tacos:

  1. Sprinkle the chopped onions over the shredded iceberg lettuce.
  2. Drizzle the prepared sauce over the toppings. Adjust the sauce amount according to your taste.
  3. To assemble each taco, place a generous amount of shredded iceberg lettuce with onions on top of the burger.
  4. Fold the tortilla in half, creating a taco shape.
  5. Serve the smashed burger tacos immediately and enjoy the delicious fusion of smash burgers and tacos!
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  1. Cheesy Delight: Use cheddar or pepper jack cheese instead of mozzarella for a different flavor.
  2. Spicy Kick: Add sliced jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce to the sauce for an extra kick.
  3. Bacon Bliss: Add crispy bacon strips on top of the burger before folding the taco.
  4. Veggie Smash: Substitute the beef with a plant-based ground meat for a vegetarian version.
  5. Avocado Smash: Add slices of avocado or a dollop of guacamole for a creamy twist.


Q: Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas? A: Yes, you can use corn tortillas, but flour tortillas tend to hold up better with the weight of the burger patty.

Q: Can I make the sauce ahead of time? A: Absolutely! The sauce can be made up to two days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

Q: How can I ensure the burger patties cook evenly? A: Make sure the meat is evenly flattened on the tortilla and press down with a spatula while cooking for uniform thickness.

Q: Can I freeze smash burger tacos? A: It's best to enjoy them fresh, but you can freeze the cooked patties separately and assemble the tacos later.

Q: What can I serve with smash burger tacos? A: These tacos pair well with classic sides like fries, onion rings, or a fresh salad.

And there you have it, Smash Burger Tacos that are bursting with flavor and guaranteed to impress! This fun and creative twist on the classic burger is perfect for any occasion, from casual family dinners to lively gatherings with friends. With endless possibilities for toppings and variations, you can easily customize these tacos to suit your taste. So go ahead, give this recipe a try, and watch as your guests rave about this delightful fusion dish. Happy cooking and enjoy every delicious bite!