Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

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Spice up your Taco Tuesday special with this fun and delicious recipe for Big Mac Tacos, which brings the timeless, savory flavor of a classic Big Mac into the delight of a warm, flour tortilla.

Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

Who knew two comfort-food classics could be fused into one outrageously delicious dish? This recipe takes the iconic flavors of a classic Big Mac and wrapped it snugly into a soft flour tortilla — that’s a delicacy you can’t refuse.

These Big Mac Tacos blend the full-bellied satisfaction of the American classic cheeseburger with the leisurely fun of a Tex-Mex fiesta. It’s similar to the Cheeseburger Turns Taco recipe over at Taste of Home, but ours adds a homemade version of that irresistible Big Mac sauce. It’s a recipe for those nights when you want a little more fun, a dash of the unexpected, and a whole lot of familiar yum. They are a bit similar to my delicious Korean Beef Tacos, make sure to try them if you haven’t already!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • It smooshes together the yumminess of a Big Mac with the deliciousness of tacos. Talk about a flavor explosion!
  • Whipping up your own Big Mac Sauce earns it more health points than the drive-thru stuff.
  • This meal is totally customizable. Got a picky eater, need to accommodate a food allergy, or just playing fridge roulette? This dish has you totally covered.
  • There are only 7 nights in a week. Sometimes you have to merge burger night and taco night, which isn’t a bad thing. It’s great when you’re feeding the troops, having a chilled catch-up meal with your family, or looking to impress by serving something out of the ordinary at your next party.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 small flour tortillas
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 2 tbsp Big Mac sauce*
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 tbsp white onion, minced
  • 6 dill pickle, chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

The Big Mac Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp white vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of paprika powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

How to Make Big Mac Tacos – The Steps

Step 1: For the Big Mac sauce, whisk together all its ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

Step 2: On a clean work surface, spread enough meat for 2 burger patties evenly over the flour tortillas. Season each patty with salt and pepper.

Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

Step 3: Heat a large skillet on MEDIUM-HIGH and add the tortilla meat-side down. Cook for 5 minutes.

Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

Step 4: Flip the tortilla and add a cheese slice to the patty. Cook for another 2 minutes until the cheese is melted. Repeat with the other tortilla.

Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

Step 5: Transfer the tortillas to a plate and dress the Big Mac tacos with the sauce, shredded lettuce, minced onions, and chopped dill pickles. Enjoy!

Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

Tips & Tricks

  • Fresh is best: Don’t use compromised ingredients. The ground beef should be bought from a reputable butcher or grocery store, be bright and red in color (if it looks faded, don’t buy it), and, if you can smell it, have a mild smell. If it smells sour, put it back. The veggies, too, should be bruise-free and a brilliant color.
  • You do you: This recipe is all about fun. Love some heat? Throw in jalapenos. Feeling cheesy? Add more of it or swap out the cheddar for something more your taste.
  • Let it chill: If you have the time, make the Big Mac sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge. 30-60 minutes should do. This will let the flavors get to know each other and make for a more intense sauce.
  • Heat up those tortillas: You’re probably already doing this but if not, I recommend warming up your tortillas. They will taste better and be easier to wrap.
  • Sky’s the limit with toppings: The toppings are those on a typical Big Mac but no one is going to fault you for going rogue and putting on, say, fresh avocado, tomatoes, maybe even some crunchy bacon.

Variations

  • Big Mac Chicken Tacos aren’t really a thing out in the real world but it CAN be in your kitchen! Just swap out the beef and pop in some grilled chicken strips.
  • Believe it or not, Big Mac Veggie Tacos can be made by eliminating the beef and using sautéed veggies or even those meatless crumbles.
  • If you’re looking to spice things up a little, how about Big Mac Chorizo Tacos? Just use chorizo instead of beef.
  • Feeling brave? Fire it up with Big Mac Jalapeño Tacos. Just toss in some chopped jalapeños to get that spicy, tangy twist.
  • Go for an American-Mexican-Thai fusion with Big Mac Thai Tacos. Replace the usual sauce with yummy peanut sauce then add some Thai basil to the mix. Now that’s a food adventure!
Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

FAQs

Can I substitute the ground beef with another protein?

Definitely! Beef’s the standard given these are Big Mac Tacos but if you’d prefer something else, go for it. I mentioned chicken and chorizo above but you can also go with ground turkey, chicken, or a plant-based “meat.”

What type of tortillas should I use for the Big Mac Tacos?

I use small flour tortillas, but if you don’t have any, just work with what you’ve got. You can also use corn tortillas or even whole wheat tortillas.

How can I make sure the beef cooks evenly in the tortilla?

Make sure the beef is spread nice and even. And don’t go overboard with the beef or you might end up with unevenly cooked bits or a taco that’s a pain to flip.

Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

Serving Suggestions

Serve these mouth-watering Big Mac Tacos with a side of crispy Sweet Potato Fries and a refreshing Mexican street corn salad (try this Cowboy Caviar) for a complete, fun-filled meal. Don’t forget to pair it with your favorite margarita or ice-cold beer for a truly festive treat!

How to Store/Prep Big Mac Tacos

I actually recommend making the Big Mac Sauce ahead of time and getting those flavors mingling in the fridge. The burger patties can also be made beforehand. Just store them in the fridge separately (use parchment paper to keep them apart while stacking them) till you’re ready to make your meal. Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge inside some foil. When you’re ready for round 2, warm them up in an oven at 350°F for roughly 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Just don’t overdo the tortillas or they’ll get crunchy.

Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)

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Spice up your Taco Tuesday special with our fun and delicious Big Mac Tacos, bringing the timeless, savory flavor of a classic Big Mac into the delight of a warm, flour tortilla.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 small flour tortillas
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 2 tbsp Big Mac sauce*
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 tbsp white onion minced
  • 6 dill pickle chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

The Big Mac Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp white vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of paprika powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • For the Big Mac sauce, whisk together all its ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • On a clean work surface, spread enough meat for 2 burger patties evenly over the flour tortillas. Season each patty with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet on MEDIUM-HIGH and add the tortilla meat-side down. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Flip the tortilla and add a cheese slice to the patty. Cook for another 2 minutes until the cheese is melted. Repeat with the other tortilla.
  • Transfer the tortillas to a plate and dress the big mac tacos with the big mac sauce, shredded lettuce, minced onions, and 3 chopped dill pickles. Enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Delicious Big Mac Tacos (Smash Burger Tacos)”

  1. Your ingredients after onions are all printed twice, 6 dill pickle, chopped, 6 dill pickle, chopped, etc…

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