Smashed Tacos is a popular taco recipe that is loaded with flavor. Ground beef is cooked with a crispy tortilla for a delicious combination.

Smashed Tacos on a plate
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Easy Smashed Tacos Recipe:

These smash burger tacos are a must try. You will love the flavor and how easy they are to make. These tacos are all the craze right now on Tiktok, and thanks to the Blackstone Griddle they cook perfectly.

Ground beef is placed on the griddle and then a tortilla is topped and pressed with a burger press. Then it is cooked crispy with shredded cheese. Add your favorite burger toppings for a delicious taco recipe.

This is the perfect meal to make for a crowd and your kids will be impressed that you made these. Simple ingredients make these a family favorite smashed taco trend.

You may also love this Smash Burger Taco Recipe.

Ground beef, taco seasoning, oil, cheese, flour tortillas, pico de gallo

Ingredients: 

Serves: 4 

  • Ground Beef 
  • Taco Seasoning 
  • Vegetable Oil 
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
  • Flour Tortillas 
  • Pico de Gallo (for serving) 
Smashed Tacos on a plate

How to Make Smashed Tacos: 

  • Step 1 – Combine Ground Beef – Mix together the ground beef and taco seasoning. Then roll the beef mixture into 8 balls (approximately 2 ounces each). 
  • Step 2 – Heat Grill – Heat the Blackstone grill over medium high heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  • Step 3 – Add Oil – Drizzle the vegetable oil over the grill and spread it around with a spatula. 
Place ground balls and topping with seasoning
  • Step 4 – Add Beef to Grill – Place the beef on the grill.  Top each ball with a piece of parchment paper.  Use a large spatula or press, press each one down to smash the beef as thin as possible.  We like to season with salt and pepper.
Pressing tortillas on ground beef on griddle
  • Step 5 – Cook Beef – Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom of the beef is browned. Cook until the beef starts to pull away from the grill. 
  • Step 6 – Flip – Flip each crispy beef patty. 
Flipping cooked tacos
  • Step 7 – Top with Cheese – Then top each beef patty with shredded cheese and a tortilla. 
Topping the tacos with shredded cheese
  • Step 8 – Press Down – Press them down again with the spatula or press. 
Covering the smashed tacos
  • Step 9 – Cook until Browned – Cook for approximately 2 more minutes until browned and the cheese is melted. 
Cooking tacos on griddle
  • Step 10 – Flip the Tortillas – Flip again and cook for 1 minute until the bottom of the tortillas are browned. 
  • Step 11 – Remove from Grill – Then remove them from the grill, meat side up. 
  • Step 12 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve topped with the pico de gallo and any other favorite taco toppings.  Enjoy!  
Smashed Tacos on a plate

What to Serve with Smashed Tacos?

Smashed Tacos can be served with many different sides. The crispy tacos can easily be served with your traditional taco size.

  • Refried Beans
  • Cilantro Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Corn Salsa
Smashed Tacos on a plate

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Griddle – Prepare the griddle by heating and oiling the flat top surface. This allows for the burger to cook perfectly.
  • Ground Beef – Combine the ground beef and taco seasoning completely and then roll into balls. This allows you to evenly cook the ground beef especially using a burger press.
  • Cooking Smashed Tacos – Make sure to cook the ground beef tacos until the beef pulls away from the griddle.
  • Cooking on Stovetop – Cook the smashed tacos on your cast iron pan or skillet if you do not have a Blackstone.
Smashed Tacos on a plate

Variations Ideas:

  • Big Mac Sauce – Add a big mac sauce to the tortilla before placing on the ground beef. We have even added mayo, relish and mustard to make it taste just like a delicious burger.
  • Tortillas – We used flour tortilla but you can also use corn tortillas or other types of tortillas. There are many that fit within your diet restrictions.
  • Tacos – We love to add our favorite toppings when serving these smash tacos. Add hot sauce, top with lettuce, pickles, onion and sour cream.
  • Ground Beef – Instead of using ground beef you can also ground turkey.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning that you add to the ground beef. We recommend adding in tsp garlic powder, onion powder and more.
  • Cheese – We like to add our favorite shredded cheese to this smash taco recipe. We have added American cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese and Pepper Jack Cheese.
close up image Smashed Tacos

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days. 

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Smashed Tacos

5 from 3 votes
Smashed Tacos is a popular taco recipe that is loaded with flavor. Ground beef is cooked with a crispy tortilla for a delicious combination.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 578

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo for serving

Instructions

  • Heat the Blackstone grill over medium high heat (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Drizzle the vegetable oil over the grill and spread it around with a spatula.
  • Place the beef on the grill.  Top each ball with a piece of parchment paper.  Use a large spatula or press, press each one down to smash the beef as thin as possible.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom of the beef is browned and the beef starts to pull away from the grill.
  • Flip each beef patty.
  • Then top each beef patty with shredded cheese and a tortilla.
  • Press them down again with the spatula or press.
  • Cook for approximately 2 more minutes until browned and the cheese is melted.
  • Flip again and cook for 1 minute until the bottom of the tortillas are browned.
  • Then remove them from the grill, meat side up.
  • Serve topped with the pico de gallo and any other favorite taco toppings.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 578kcal, Carbohydrates 39g, Protein 31g, Fat 33g, Saturated Fat 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 86mg, Sodium 1140mg, Potassium 400mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 383IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 225mg, Iron 5mg

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