Smash Dumpling Tacos

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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
8 smash dumpling tacos

If you’re a fan of the smash burger taco trend, you’re going to be obsessed with this dumpling-inspired twist. The classic pork dumpling filling you know and love is spread onto a flour tortilla and then pan-fried until golden and crispy to perfection. The smash dumpling tacos have all the flavours of a crispy pot sticker with way less work! Topped with a generous drizzle of chili crisp, crunchy cucumbers, nutty sesame seeds and freshly chopped green onions and cilantro, this viral food hack is so worth the hype.

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Smash dumpling tacos

cloves garlic
green onions
cup cilantro, loosely packed
inch ginger
lb ground pork
Tbsp soy sauce
tsp sesame oil
pinch white pepper
tsp sugar
tsp corn starch
tsp MSG, optional
small flour tortillas
Neutral cooking oil, like avocado or canola

To serve

Chili crisp
Cucumber, diced
Green onions, sliced
Cilantro, chopped
Sesame seeds


Ingredients for smash dumpling tacos
Step 1

In a food processor or by hand, finely chop garlic, green onions, cilantro and ginger.

Chopped aromatics in a food processor
Step 2

Once finely chopped, mix aromatics in a large bowl with pork, soy sauce, sesame oil, white pepper, sugar, corn starch, and MSG if using.

Dumpling filling ingredients in a bowl
Step 3

Spoon a couple tablespoons of pork mixture onto a tortilla, spreading it evenly with the back of the spoon to coat the surface of the tortilla. Repeat with all remaining tortillas.

Tortillas on a sheet pan coated in dumpling filling
Step 4

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, drizzle cooking oil and place tortilla in the pan, dumpling mixture side down. Use a spatula to press down and ensure maximum crispiness on the pork. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Face down smash dumpling taco in a skillet
Step 5

Flip and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes to crisp the tortilla. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Face up smash dumpling taco in a skillet
Step 6

Garnish smash dumpling tacos with chili crisp, cucumbers, green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Smash dumpling tacos topped with chili crisp, cucumbers, green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds

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