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Smash Burger Taco

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About the Recipe


  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 8 plantain tortillas (see below for how to make)


    • 1/2 red onion diced

    • 2 tomatoes sliced

    • 2 cups shredded lettuce


  • 4 green plantains peeled and diced

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 tbsp Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil


For the plantain tortillas:

  • ADD plantains, water, and salt to a saucepan on medium heat and cook until fork tender. Allow to cool, then add to a food processor and blend until it comes together to form a “dough” ball. Divide the plantain dough into 8. Cover your palms with oil, then roll each piece of plantain dough into a ball. Using a tortilla press, press the dough into a tortilla.

  • NEXT, bring a skillet to medium heat, add the pressed plantain tortilla, and cook for 1 ½ minutes. Then flip and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and repeat for the remaining plantain tacos.

For the smash burger tacos:

  • COMBINE the ground beef, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Mix well, then separate into 8 equal portions. Spread each portion of seasoned ground beef onto a plantain tortilla. Be sure to spread all the way to the edges, as it will shrink during cooking.

  • NEXT, bring a skillet to medium heat. When hot, spray generously with Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Spray. Then add the plantain tortilla, meat side down, onto the hot skillet. Use a burger press or flat pot cover/lid to press the burger down firmly while it cooks. Cook for about 1 ½ minutes to 2 minutes. Then flip, cook for 10 seconds, and remove from heat.

  • TOP your smash burger taco with your favorite burger toppings like diced onions, sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and some delicious Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo, and enjoy!

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