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The allure of al fresco cooking is an age-old delight that intertwines culinary creativity with the ambiance of an open flame. Now, picture a fusion of sizzling flavors and the enchanting glow of a fire pit grill. This is the artistry of crafting smash tacos on your Seasons Fire Pit Grill – an innovative twist that transcends the ordinary. These tacos promise an explosion of tastes and textures. Join us as we journey through the process of creating these delectable smash tacos, blending fire and flavor to elevate your outdoor dining experience.
– 1 pound ground hamburger meat
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
– Lettuce, shredded
– Cherry tomatoes, halved
– Chopped red onion
– Avocado, chopped
– Southwestern ranch dressing
– Sour cream
– Shredded cheese (cheddar or a Mexican blend)
– Fresh cilantro leaves
– Flour tortillas
Setting the Stage
Prepare your Seasons Fire Pit Grill, creating distinct heat zones – one for direct high heat and another for indirect cooking. This two-zone setup ensures precise control over the cooking process.
Begin by seasoning the ground hamburger meat with a delicate balance of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Blend the seasoning evenly into the meat to infuse every bite with flavor.
Divide the seasoned meat into 4-ounce portions and shape them into compact balls. These balls will soon transform into perfectly flattened patties.
The Smash and Flip
Place a hamburger ball onto the grill ring over the direct heat zone.
Utilize a grill press or a large spatula to gently press down on the hamburger ball, creating the smash effect. After a minute or so, carefully turn the patty over using a spatula and press down on this side.
As the patty continues to cook, lay a flour tortilla directly onto the patty.
Flip the patty so that the tortilla is directly on the grill and continues to cook.
Return your attention to the patty, which should be achieving the ideal level of succulence and sear.
As the patty rests on the grill, create a symphony of textures by layering the toppings – shredded lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped red onion, diced avocado, and a sprinkling of fresh cilantro leaves.
The Culinary Crescendo
Complete the smash taco by drizzling southwestern ranch dressing and sour cream over the toppings.
Crafting smash tacos on your Seasons Fire Pit Grill isn’t just about cooking; it’s about crafting an experience that merges friends and family with fire and food. As the flames illuminate your gathering, the smash tacos become more than a meal – they become a memory.