May 22, 2024

Smash Dumpling Tacos

Smash Dumpling Tacos
Trend Alert! **Smash Dumpling Tacos**
Move over, smash burgers and birria tacos! There's a new fusion food trend in town, and it's bursting with flavor: Smash Dumpling Tacos. This recipe takes your favorite juicy dumpling filling, smashed on to a crispy and flaky flour tortilla, creating a unique and delicious experience. My kids go crazy when I make dumplings…but they are time consuming to make! So when I saw Dished by Kate’s Smash Dumpling Taco recipe, I knew I had to try it out…..but with my version of course. This recipe is also versatile so you can swap out the ground pork for ground chicken or beef.
Why You'll Devour Smash Dumpling Tacos:
Trendy + Unique: Try out the latest culinary craze with this innovative twist on classic tacos.
Flavor Explosion: The crispy, pan-fried dumpling filling bursts with savory goodness, perfectly complemented by your favorite taco toppings.
Easy Weeknight Hack: You can make the meat mixture ahead, and then assemble and cook the tacos in minutes!
Customizable Canvas: Don't be afraid to experiment! Use your favorite dumpling fillings, from pork and vegetable to shrimp and kimchi. Choose your favorite toppings to create a taco that's uniquely yours.
Are you looking for more Asian-inspired recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
Thai Ground Pork Lettuce Wraps
15-Minute Sukiyaki Steak + Broccoli
Garlic Butter Shrimp Fried Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Chinese, Japanese, Thai
Servings 4
Calories 499 kcal


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger minced
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp mirin optional
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Avocado or vegetable oil for cooking
  • 8 SMALL 4 inch flour tortillas**


  • In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, scallions, ginger, garlic rice vinegar, mirin, soy sauce and salt. Use your hands to mix all the ingredients thoroughly together. Set aside.
  • Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the pork mixture onto each tortilla, and use a spoon to spread it into a thin layer all the way to the edge of the tortilla.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of avocado oil.
  • Place a prepared tortilla, dumpling mixture side down, onto the pan and press the tortilla into the pan.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, then flip (be sure to use a large spatula so you can get under all the meat so it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • Cook for another minute, to crisp up the other side of the tortilla.
  • Remove from the pan, then repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  • Serve garnished with sliced scallions and alongside your favorite dipping sauce (I used ponzu)


** ** this is important or you won't be able to get your spatula under the whole tortilla to flip it without marking a mess!


Serving: 2smash tacosCalories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 25gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1165mgPotassium: 467mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 98IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 4mg
Keyword 30 minute meal, Dairy-free, game-day, healthy, kid-friendly
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