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Big Mac Tacos

The first time I made these viral Big Mac Tacos, we all enjoyed them. The sauce alone was enough to make them absolutely delicious, but I didn’t think I would make them again. After all, how could a taco replace a big, juicy homemade burger? It’s now been several months since and I have found myself making these at least once a fortnight! They are so easy to make, come together in less than 20 minutes, are inexpensive, and just so incredibly moreish and delicious!

Big Mac Tacos

These Big Mac Tacos are also filling, but don’t leave you with the same heaviness a burger does. You can top them with any salads you like, but I love the classic lettuce and pickles combo. The sauce is good. Like, REALLY good! Luckily, the recipe is generous in serving size so that there is enough for dipping (some homemade wedges are so delicious on the side with these)!

How do I make the perfect Big Mac Taco?

  • Ensure the beef mince is packed onto the tortilla thinly. This will not only mean the fat renders out quickly (which limits the grease), but also stops the beef from flaking off the tortilla. Lean beef mince can also be used if preferred, but I like to use 20% fat beef mince (the regular kind from the supermarket) so that our tacos are extra juicy.
  • Make sure your pan is hot enough. A medium-high heat is required to cook the beef quickly and stop it sliding off the tortilla. A cast iron pan is best; if you are using a regular non-stick pan, you may need to adjust the heat to high.
  • Only add seasoning (salt and pepper) when you are ready to cook. Leaving the beef mince to sit around with salt causes tough beef tacos!
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Big Mac Tacos

Big Mac Tacos

These Big Mac Tacos are quick and easy to make and are a family favourite! Load them up with loads of salad for a fun, quick and easy dinner.

  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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Special Burger Sauce

  • 1 cup whole egg mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped pickles/gherkins
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Tacos

  • 500 g beef mince/ground beef
  • 8 small soft flour tortillas
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce (iceberg, cos or gem lettuce)
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickles/gherkins

Instructions

  1. To make the sauce, add the ingredients to a small bowl, mix well to combine and set aside.
  2. To make the tacos, divide the beef mince into 8 equal portions. Working with one at a time, spread 1 portion of the beef mince over 1 tortilla, leaving a 0.5 cm or 1/4″ border around the edge. Repeat with remaining beef and tortillas.
  3. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Sprinkle each beef-topped tortilla with salt and pepper right before cooking (do not add the salt and pepper until you are ready to cook, as it can make the beef tough).
  5. Spray the frying pan lightly with olive oil and then carefully place a tortilla in the frying pan, meat side down. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip and place a slice of cheese on top. Cook for a further 30 seconds. I normally cook two at a time. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Keep them warm in a 100°C/200°F oven if needed, or top them and serve immediately.
  6. Top each taco with lettuce, pickles and the burger sauce.

Notes

MAKE AHEAD

Special Burger Sauce – Can be made ahead of time. Combine the ingredients and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

LEFTOVERS

Big Mac Tacos are best made and eaten immediately.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Pan, skillet, frying pan
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Big mac tacos, easy big mac tacos, big mac tacos recipe

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Comments

  1. This recipe was so delicious! My family really enjoyed this simple fakeaway recipe, and it was quick to table. Thanks Nic 🙏🏼

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