Smashed Cheeseburger Tacos



Welcome to a delightful twist on taco night with our Smashed Cheeseburger Tacos recipe! Imagine the savory goodness of a cheeseburger combined with the fun and ease of a taco — it’s a match made in culinary heaven. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or hosting a casual gathering, these tacos promise to satisfy every craving with their crispy edges and gooey cheese. Let’s dive into creating these mouthwatering treats!

Ingredient Overview

To craft these irresistible Smashed Cheeseburger Tacos, you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground beef: Choose lean ground beef for a healthier option or go for a higher-fat content for extra juicy tacos.
  • 6 taco-size flour tortillas: Soft, pliable tortillas that crisp up beautifully when smashed.
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese: Sharp cheddar adds a rich, creamy flavor that complements the beef perfectly.
  • Your favorite seasoning: Whether it’s a homemade blend or a store-bought favorite, seasoning adds depth and character to the beef.
  • Oil for greasing the cooking surface: A light coating of oil ensures your tacos crisp up evenly without sticking.

For the optional Big Mac Sauce, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp pickle relish

And for toppings:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Pickles

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

Prepare the Sauce (Optional):

Bold: Optional Big Mac Sauce

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup mayo, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tbsp mustard, and 2 tbsp pickle relish to create a tangy Big Mac Sauce. Feel free to adjust the ratios to suit your taste or opt for your favorite burger sauce.

Preheat Your Cooking Surface:

Bold: Preheat Your Cooking Surface

Before you begin cooking, heat up your preferred cooking surface—whether it’s a Blackstone griddle, cast iron skillet, or a regular pan—over medium-high heat. This ensures that your tacos cook evenly and develop that satisfying crispness.

Form the Burger Tacos:

Bold: Form the Burger Tacos

Divide the pound of ground beef into six equal portions. Place each portion onto a tortilla and gently press down to create a thin, even layer of beef covering the entire surface of the tortilla. Sprinkle your favorite seasoning evenly over the beef for added flavor.

Cook the Tacos:

Bold: Cook the Tacos

Lightly grease your heated cooking surface with oil. Depending on your pan and the beef’s fat content, adjust the amount of oil used. For a Blackstone griddle, approximately 2 tbsp should suffice.

Place the tortillas beef-side down onto the cooking surface and cook for about 2 minutes until the beef begins to brown and the tortilla crisps up.

Add Cheese and Finish Cooking:

Bold: Add Cheese and Finish Cooking

Flip the tortillas over and immediately sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the cooked beef side. Continue cooking for another 1-3 minutes, or until the cheese melts completely and the tortillas reach your desired crispness.

Assemble and Serve:

Bold: Assemble and Serve

Remove the tacos from the heat and top with shredded lettuce, tomato slices, and pickles, or your preferred toppings. Fold each tortilla in half and savor the delicious fusion of flavors in every bite of these Smashed Cheeseburger Tacos.

Stay tuned for the Frequently Asked Questions, Helpful Tips, Storage Tips, and Recipe Secrets in the next part of our article!

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