Smash Dumpling Tacos

These viral Smash Dumpling Tacos have been all over my TikTok and Reels lately and I just had to try them. With just a few ingredients, these juicy and flavorful tacos come together in 15 minutes - not even enough time for my toddler to start tearing into the Tupperware cabinet! Read the whole recipe through before starting. - Taylor, RHR Community Manager

Prep Time: 8-10min | Cook Time: 10-15min | Serves up to 6 (16 Tacos)


  • 5 scallions or green onions
  • A large handful of cilantro leaves
  • 2lb Stemple Creek Ranch Pasture Raised Ground Pork
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 teaspoons chopped ginger
  • 4 Tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Black pepper
  • 16 street taco size flour tortillas
  • Olive oil
To serve (optional)
  • Dumpling dipping sauce
  • Chili oil
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Finely slice the green onions and cilantro, then add most of it (save about 1/4 of it for garnish) to a mixing bowl along with the ground pork, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, vinegar and a large pinch of black pepper.
  2. With clean, slightly damp hands, mix to combine and make sure all the seasoning is evenly spread throughout the pork. 
  3. Form the mixture into 16 meatballs - about 2-3".
  4. Set a large frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat, and add a drizzle of olive oil.
  5. Pull out a plate large enough to fit all of your cooked tacos and some foil. Set aside.
  6. Use your hand to smash the meatballs into a thin layer covering one side of each tortilla.
  7. Place the topped tortillas, dumpling mixture down, onto the hot pan and use a spatula to press the tortilla into the pan. You'll likely need to do this in batches of 3-4 tacos at a time.
  8. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the pork is no longer pink, then flip the tacos and cook for another minute, just to crisp up the tortilla. Remove from the pan onto your clean plate and cover with foil, then repeat with the rest of the tacos.
  9. Garnish with leftover cilantro and green onion, drizzle a little dumpling dipping sauce or chili oil (or both!) on top of each taco and serve with more sauce on the side. 

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