Smashburger Tacos

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Preheat Time 13 mins
  • Total 28 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

These viral smashburger tacos have taken social media by storm, and for good reason. They cook super quick, and they’re absolutely delicious. The toppings in the recipe are authentic to a smashburger, but feel free to swap them out for the toppings of your choice.

Tip: Use the griddle preheat time to prep your smashburger toppings and have them ready to go so when your tacos come off the griddle you can dress them and eat them “hot off the griddle”.

Tip: The initial grill time of 20 minutes is set for making additional tacos and you will not use the whole time if you’re just making the two tacos. If you would like to make additional tacos, repeat steps 3-6 to make as many tacos as needed, adjusting timer as needed. No additional preheat time is required.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 8 oz ground beef
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • 2 street taco soft flour tortillas
  • 2 slices American cheese (or cheese of choice)

Toppings (optional)

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced onions
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Pickle chips

Sauce (optional)

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill


  • Burger Press
  • Flipping spatula
  • Step 1

    To install the griddle plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place. Close the hood.

  • Step 2

    Turn dial to GRILL, set temperature to HI and set time to 20 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 10-13 minutes).

  • Step 3

    While the unit is preheating, divide the ground beef into two equal balls and prepare your toppings and sauce. To prepare the sauce, add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix. 

  • Step 4

    When unit beeps to signify it has preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open hood and place the meatballs on the griddle surface, spaced evenly apart. Top each meatball with a pinch of salt and a flour tortilla. With a burger press, press down firmly until the meat has smashed into a thin patty. Allow the patties to cook for 3 minutes.

  • Step 5

    After 3 minutes, open hood and using a spatula to flip tacos and add a slice of cheese to the top of each taco. Cook for an additional 90 seconds with the hood open until the cheese starts to melt. When the cheese starts to stick to the meat, close hood and cook for an additional 30 seconds to completely melt the cheese.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove tacos from griddle and place them in a taco holder. Dress with toppings and sauce of choice and serve hot.