The Ultimate Guide to Creating Viral Smash Burger Tacos

Hey there, food enthusiasts! Today, I've got a real treat for you—a recipe that will have your taste buds dancing with delight. I present to you the viral sensation known as Smash Burger Tacos! 🌮🍔 This ingenious combination of two beloved classics will take your taco game to a whole new level. So let's dive right into it and make some mouthwatering goodness!

Before we start, I want to give a shoutout to Rachel Mansfield, whose incredible recipe served as the inspiration for this culinary masterpiece. 

Now, without further ado, let's get cooking!


  • 1 pound ground beef (preferably grass-fed)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or cooking oil of your choice)
  • 4 slices of cheese (cheddar or American work great)
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, and mustard (feel free to customize as desired)


Step 1: Prepare the Smash Burger Patties

- Start by dividing the ground beef into 8 equal portions. Season each portion with salt and pepper to taste.

- Heat a large skillet over high heat and add the avocado oil.

- Once the oil is hot, place two portions of ground beef in the skillet, leaving enough space between them.

- Using a spatula or a large flat object (like a metal turner), press down on the beef portions, smashing them into thin patties. The goal is to achieve a crispy exterior and juicy interior.

- Cook the patties for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they are nicely browned and crispy.

- Repeat the process for the remaining beef portions.

Step 2: Add the Cheese and Build the Tacos

- As soon as you flip the patties, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty so that it starts melting.

- Remove the patties from the skillet and set them aside on a plate to rest for a minute or two.

- Meanwhile, warm the flour tortillas in the same skillet for about 30 seconds on each side.

- Once the tortillas are warm and pliable, it's time to assemble the tacos.

- Place a patty on each tortilla and top it with your choice of lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, and mustard.

- Feel free to get creative with the toppings, adding anything that makes your taste buds tingle.

Step 3: Serve and Enjoy!

- Fold the tortillas over the patties and toppings, creating a delightful taco shape.

- Plate your Smash Burger Tacos and serve them immediately, while they're still warm and ooey-gooey.

- You can pair these delicious tacos with a side of sweet potato fries or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

And there you have it, folks—your very own mouthwatering Smash Burger Tacos! This culinary creation is sure to become an instant favorite among your family and friends. The combination of the juicy, crispy beef patties and the flavorful toppings nestled inside a warm tortilla is pure magic.

Remember, this recipe is just a starting point. Feel free to experiment with different seasonings, cheeses, and toppings to make these tacos your own. Don't be afraid to get a little messy and let your creativity shine through!

A big thanks to Rachel Mansfield for inspiring this incredible recipe. Be sure to check out her website for more amazing culinary inspiration.

Until next time, happy cooking, and enjoy every delicious bite of these viral Smash Burger Tacos! 🌮🍔