Healthy Smashed Tacos Recipe

Jul 13 2023
Have you seen the smashed taco trend online? We did, and you know how we love to put our own spin on a recipe. Grab some extra-lean beef, some tortillas, and all your taco favorites. Ready in about 25 minutes… We love a speedy meal!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Smashing Tacos Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (2 tacos): 330 calories, 10g total fat (4g sat. fat), 589mg sodium, 28g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 31g protein

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes


8 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (at least 95% lean)

1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese, or more for topping

2 tbsp. finely chopped onion

1 tbsp. taco seasoning

4 street-taco-sized corn or flour tortillas

1/2 cup shredded lettuce

1/4 cup salsa

1/4 cup chopped tomatoes

Optional topping: light sour cream


In a medium bowl, combine beef, cheese, onion, and taco seasoning. Mix thoroughly. Press one fourth of the meat mixture onto each tortilla.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add two tortillas, meat-side down. Using a spatula, smash the tortillas flat into the pan. Cook for about 4 minutes, until meat is fully cooked.

Flip tortillas. Cook until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Clean skillet, if needed. Respray, and return to medium heat. Repeat with remaining two meat-topped tortillas.

Top evenly with lettuce, salsa, and tomatoes. Fold to form tacos.


So fun & easy to make… See how it's done! Click & watch.

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