Who doesn’t love a delicious meal that you can whip up quickly and please just about everyone in your household? If it’s a viral social media sensation, you might even get some bonus points from the kids. Smashburger Tacos are all the rage on TikTok. Here’s what you need to know about this latest trend, what you need to make these yummy handhelds, and how to put them together.
What TikTok is Saying About Smashburger Tacos
TikTok is known for its viral food hacks. And the latest one is called the “Smashburger Taco.” Even though the original creator of the dish isn’t linked on the site, a user named Chef Brad Pose created a video showing how to make them. This instructional video has received over 111k likes and 3.8 million views.
What is the Smashburger Taco?
So, what is a Smashburger taco? Just like it sounds, it’s a burger patty cooked directly on a tortilla that gets loaded with your favorite burger toppings. Once it’s put together, you fold it in half like a taco, giving you the delicious flavor of a burger combined with the convenience and tastiness of a taco.
The TikTok version of the burger resembles a McDonald’s Big Mac, so it has the telltale dressing. If you don’t like Big Mac-style dressing, you can certainly skip that part and improvise. Whatever you create will be unique and delicious.
Ingredients You Need for Smashburger Tacos
You will need the following ingredients to make TikTok Smashburger Tacos. (Keep in mind that this is just one recipe. You can add or subtract a few ingredients to make this unique dish your own.)
- Small corn or flour tortillas
- Lean ground beef
- Cheese singles or shredded cheese
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Apple cider vinegar
- BBQ sauce
- Shredded iceberg lettuce
- Sliced tomatoes
- Sliced pickles
- Sweet pickle relish
- Chopped onions
How to Make Smashburger Tacos
If making Smashburger Tacos wasn’t easy, this recipe wouldn’t be so popular. Here are the basic steps to get this unique and delicious dish made:
- In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the Big Mac sauce. Whisk together:
- 1 ½ TBS mustard
- 1 TBS relish
- 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ TBS BBQ sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Divide your ground beef into equal portions. Season each with salt and pepper and press them into your tortilla shells until they create a thin layer.
- Cook the combination in a medium size skillet for 2-3 minutes — burger-side down.
- Flip the tortilla over and top it with a slice of cheese. Cover and cook for 1-2 additional minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Top your tacos with chopped onions, lettuce, tomato, sliced pickles, and a layer of your homemade Big Mac sauce.
- Serve your Smashburger Tacos immediately while they are still warm.
Give your hungry audience options with their meal. For example, you can switch out the Big Mac sauce for BBQ sauce, some other sauce, or no sauce at all.
Storing Your Smashbuger Tacos
You can make a ton of these Smashburger Tacos if you wish and store some for later. If you decide to go this route, refrigerate your extras immediately so they will stay fresh. Store your food in an airtight container. Gently reheat them in an air fryer or skillet before you re-serve them.
What Types of Tortillas Work Best?
You might be torn about what type of tortilla will work best with this recipe. Part of it comes down to personal preference. If you’re going to pack a lot of things into your burger/taco, flour tortillas will hold up better. But many people prefer the taste of corn tortillas. You can make corn tortillas hold up better by steaming them in the microwave or stacking them inside a layer of damp paper towels.
Get the Freshest Ingredients at Nick’s of Clinton
Now that you know what Smashburger Tacos are and how to make them, you’re probably anxious to make some. But first, you need the right ingredients. At Nick’s of Clinton, we sell only the freshest ingredients, and we offer them at affordable prices.
Our full-service meat counter is the centerpiece of our store. We also offer one-stop shopping for all your deli needs and have a full signature line of Nick’s products. Visit our location on Charles Parkway or call us with any questions at (301) 843-4825.