Cheeseburger Tacos Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
Part cheeseburger, part taco, these easy-to-make tacos are bursting with flavor. Topped with your favorite burger sauce, fresh veggies and melted cheese, these are a true crowd-pleaser and are the perfect addition to your weekday meal plan.

Updated: Jul. 12, 2024

If you love cheeseburgers and you love tacos, why not combine the two for these cheeseburger tacos? Bursting with cheeseburger toppings and made with a few key spices for extra flavor, these are a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to make for a weekday meal. They require little prep, but if you’d like to chop ingredients ahead of time, you’ll have a meal ready to eat in less than 30.

Ingredients for Cheeseburger Tacos

  • Cheeseburger ingredients: You’ll be cooking ground beef with onion powder and topping with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Cheeseburger sauce: For the sauce topper, combine mayo, ketchup, pickle juice and hot pepper sauce.
  • Cheeseburger toppings: Top your cheeseburger tacos with traditional burger toppings. Use lettuce, tomato and pickles to keep it simple.
  • Tortillas: We recommend using flour tortillas, but large corn tortillas also work well.

Directions

Step 1: Cook the meat

In a large skillet over medium heat, crumble the beef and cook until no longer pink, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain. Next, stir in onion powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the top with cheese; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.

Step 2: Prepare cheeseburger toppings

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mayo, ketchup, pickle juice and hot pepper sauce. Divide beef mixture among warmed tortillas. Top with lettuce, tomato, pickles and sauce.

Recipe Variations

  • Add veggies: Whatever you’d like on your cheeseburger will go well on these cheeseburger tacos. Sautéed bell peppers, onions and mushrooms all taste delicious.
  • Swap the meat: Ground meat is key, but you can use either ground chicken or turkey for a lighter yet still delicious flavor.
  • Make it vegetarian: Swap out the burger meat for black beans and you’ll have a veg-friendly cheeseburger taco night.

How to Store Cheeseburger Tacos

Store any extra taco toppings separately as you don’t want the tortillas to get soggy. Place meat in one airtight container, the toppings in another and the sauce either mixed with the meat or on its own. Store in the fridge.

How long do cheeseburger tacos last?

There’s no way you’ll have leftovers with this recipe, but if you do, they’ll last 3 to 5 days stored well in the fridge.

Cheeseburger Taco Tips

How do I keep the flour tortillas from falling apart?

The trick is to keep your tortillas moist. One easy trick: wet your fingers, rub some water lightly on the tortilla, and then warm gently and slowly in a medium-warm pan, flipping frequently.

How do I keep tortillas warmed?

The best way to keep your tortillas warm is to wrap them in a damp towel and stick them in the oven. Keep the oven on low temp, at 200°F or less.

What can I serve with cheeseburger tacos?

It might be taco night, but it’s burger taco night. This means you can serve items that you’d normally serve with a cheeseburger, such as oven fries, fried onion rings, or even a creamy coleslaw or side salad.

Cheeseburger Tacos

Prep Time 25 min
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons dill or sweet pickle juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill or sweet pickles

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium heat, until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain. Stir in onion powder, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle juice and hot pepper sauce. Divide beef mixture among tortillas. Top with lettuce, tomato, pickles and sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 taco with 2 tablespoons sauce: 369 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.