Stovetop, Frying pan, Knife
Wash & finely chop the lettuce.
Wash & halve the cherry tomatoes.
In a mixing bowl, grate the onion & garlic (add finely chopped parsley if you have any). Add in the ground beef. Season with salt, pepper & spices of your choice (we love cumin, chili powder or taco seasoning). Mix everything with a fork or your hands.
Using your hands, form one ball per serving.
Place one meatball in the middle of one tortilla, then smash it with a fork so the meat is covering all of the tortilla.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Add the tortilla to the pan, meat side down. Sear the meat for 2-3 min. Flip & cook for an additional 2 min so the tortilla gets toasted.
Remove the tortilla from the heat. Top with lettuce, tomatoes & a few slices of red onion if you have any left. Crumble cotija cheese on top. Season with salt & pepper. Serve & enjoy!
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On average, one serving of the recipe "Crispy Smashed Taco" contains 589 Energy, 24 g of Fat, 57 g of Carbohydrates, 35 g of Protein, 7 g of Fiber.