Viral Smashburger Tacos Offer Rich Flavors And Handheld Fun

Cloud bread, pasta chips, fruit roll-up ice cream treats, mug cake, and corn ribs are just a few of the unique and delicious food trends to appear on TikTok in recent years. Another recent mouthwatering foodie creation combines two delicious foods into one glorious snack called a Smashburger Taco. Basically a burger patty on a tortilla, this simple but delicious combo is best made on a flat top grill to deliver the most flavor possible.

If you own a flat top grill, chances are you've made a Smashburger. It might even be one of the reasons you bought the flat top, after hearing everyone who has one talk about how amazing these flavorful burgers are. Making a Smashburger Taco doesn't differ much from a regular Smashburger. You season the beef patties, place them on the hot grill, set a tortilla on top of each patty, and smash them down with a burger press or the backside of a frying pan. After a couple of minutes of cooking, flip them over, top them with cheese, and add toppings like lettuce, pickles, and your go-to burger sauce

Smash sauce and alternative recipes

Smashburger Tacos have also been referred to as Big Mac Tacos, partly due to the delicious sauce that often gets added to them, which is usually comprised of mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, onions, pickle relish, paprika, onion, and garlic powder. While enjoyable without it, the Big Mac or smash sauce adds a tangy and slightly sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with the crispy and thin burger patty.


Smashburger Tacos are hitting the streets. Grab some tortillas and let's GO! I've been working on this process for a bit and realized that smashing the meat with the flour tortilla directly on the griddle is very effective, and saves a few steps of preparation. The full walkthrough is in my bio. These cook quickly, and with a tortilla instead of the buns you can crush more meat + toppings. #smashburgertacos #smashburgers #streettacos

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If you want to make it more taco than burger, you can use traditional taco ingredients instead of burger toppings. For instance, try taco seasoning to season your beef and toppings such as cilantro, onion, queso fresco, and avocado. It's more or less a taco but with a burger patty instead of ground beef. What makes it so special, then, you ask? The way the burger patty is smashed creates a perfect delicious sear on the outside and locks in the flavor and juices on the inside.