Big Mac Tacos

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Big Mac tacos are a great way to add a new twist to Taco Tuesdays. Are they burgers? Are they tacos? They’re both, and they’re delicious!

Closeup shot of Big Mac tacos

Tacos and burgers, especially the ever-popular Big Mac, are two of the world’s best comfort foods, in my opinion. So I thought to myself, “Self, why don’t we combine a Big Mac and a taco and see what happens?” The result? Pure deliciousness.

Big Mac Tacos

I’ve always been a huge fan of Big Macs. When I was in high school, I practically lived off of them. Whenever I was hungry while I was out and about, I’d slide into the McDonald’s drive-through and order one. Now that I’ve mastered the art of creating those classic flavors, I love putting them into just about anything, including these tacos.

Closeup shot of hand holding a Big Mac taco.

Ingredients

It only takes a few ingredients to make these tasty tacos. Aside from the beef, I wouldn’t be surprised if you had them in our kitchen right now.

  • ground beef
  • salt
  • pepper
  • mayonnaise
  • pickles
  • mustard
  • ketchup
  • paprika
  • yellow onions
  • cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • taco shells
Overhead shot of Big Mac taco ingredients

Instructions

It only takes three – yes, THREE – steps to make these delicious Big Mac tacos. It couldn’t be easier.

Step 1: In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef with salt and pepper.

Step 2: While the meat is cooking, prepare the sauce by combining mayonnaise, 1/4 cup pickles, mustard, ketchup, and paprika. When no pink is showing in the ground beef, stir sauce into meat until evenly coated.

Overhead shot of spatula stirring Big Mac sauce into ground beef in skillet

Step 3: Assemble the tacos with lettuce, meat mixture, onion, cheese, and pickles.

Equipment

You only need a few simple kitchen tools to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Skillet
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Pan or skillet

Substitutions

Other Onions: If you don’t have yellow onions, white or sweet onions will work.

Colby Jack: Colby Jack is a great alternative if you don’t have cheddar cheese.

Closeup shot of Big Mac tacos on cuttin board

Options

Looking for ways to change these Big Mac tacos up? Here are some suggestions.

Red Pepper Flakes: If you like a little heat, you can add red pepper flakes to the Big Mac sauce.

Flour Tortillas: Use flour tortillas to make yourself a tasty Big Mac wrap instead!

Tips:

  • Use lean ground beef to limit the amount of grease in this recipe.
  • Always use full-fat mayonnaise for the best flavor in the Big Mac sauce.
Close up shot of Big Mac tacos

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FAQ

How long will these last?

The filling for these tacos will last for 3 – 5 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

What can I serve with these Big Mac tacos?

A salad is a nice side dish. You could also serve these tacos with fries or tater tots to pair with the Big Mac filling.

Why is my filling so greasy?

You probably forgot to drain the grease. If you use anything other than ground sirloin, you’ll have to drain it to get rid of the excess grease.

Three Big Mac tacos on board.

Big Mac Tacos

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Yield: 8 servings

Big Mac Tacos

Big Mac Tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 3/4 cup pickles, diced and divided 

  • 1 tbsp mustard

  • 3 tbsp ketchup

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/4 cup yellow onions, diced

  • 1 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 

  • 1/2 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 
taco shells, soft or crunchy

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef with salt and pepper.
  2. While the meat is cooking, prepare the sauce by combining mayonnaise, 1/4 cup pickles, mustard, ketchup, and paprika.
  3. When no pink is showing in the ground beef, stir sauce into meat until evenly coated.
  4. Assemble the tacos with lettuce, meat mixture, onion, cheese, and pickles.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 326Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 70mgSodium 720mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 19g

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