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These Big Mac Tacos are all the flavours of that takeaway favourite.. But in a taco! Crispy, crunchy wraps and beef, smothered in a homemade burger sauce. Give them a go!

A serving board filled with Big Maco Tacos and side dishes.

I love a social media viral recipe and this one is no exception. Even better, these Big Mac Tacos have been everywhere online, but are also SUPER delicious.

Flattened homemade burgers, fried together with a tortilla wrap, topped with cheese and Big Mac-style garnish (lettuce, gherkins, onion) – and that unmistakable sauce, of course – and we have an absolute hit of a dinner on our hands. 

Get the kids involved in the cooking at the weekend and don’t forget your homemade skin-on fries on the side!


Why you’ll love this Big Mac Tacos recipe

⭐️ Loads of fun to make

⭐️ Perfect weekend fakeaway

⭐️ Fresh, flavoursome and delicious


A hand holding a big mac taco, filled with cheese, salad and sauce on top.

What you need to know about making Big Mac Tacos

We have seen these ALL over social media recently and decided to give them a go. I have to say, they weren’t quite as simple as people have made them look BUT we have come up with some tips to make them easier! (We made the mistakes so you don’t have to.)

Here goes: 

  1. In step 2 of the recipe, it’s really best to use a rolling pin or bottle to roll the meat out. It’s quicker and it gets the meat flatter/more even.
  2. Be sure to spread the meat to the VERY edge (or even slightly over) of the tortilla. The meat shrinks as it cooks and becomes much smaller than the tortilla otherwise.
  3. As they fry, rest the bottom of a clean saucepan on top and leave it there while it cooks! This helps to flatten them and cook them evenly and with a crispy finish.
  4. If you want to keep them all hot to eat together, preheat the oven to a low heat and as you cook and remove them from the pan, place on a baking sheet in the oven. Add them as you cook them.

Big Mac Tacos Ingredients

Ingredients for Big Mac Tacos laid out on a counter.
  • Small flour tortillas
  • Sunflower oil

For the meat mixture:

  • Lean beef mince
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic granules
  • Ketchup
  • Cheese slices
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Paprika
  • Chopped gherkins
  • Pickle juice
  • American mustard

To serve:

  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Gherkins
  • White onion

How to make Big Mac Tacos

Mix together the spices and sauce ingredients for Big Mac Tacos.
  1. Make up the meat mixture in a bowl.
Mince and sauce mixture in a bowl, ready to be made into Big Mac Tacos.

2. Mix with the mince, and with clean hands divide into 8 equal balls.

Rolling beef patties onto a tortilla wrap with a wine bottle to flatten it for the recipe Big Mac Tacos.

3. Flatten the beef patties and tortillas together using a rolling pin (or wine bottle!)

Beef patties on tortilla wrap being fried in a pan for the recipe Big Mac Tacos.

4. Fry the tacos, meat-side down first. Press down on both sides. Melt the cheese on top and make up the tacos with salad and the sauce mixture.


Leftovers

In the fridge You can keep this recipe in the fridge for 3 days. Reheat fully by before serving or they’re fine to eat cold.

In the freezer Obviously you can’t freeze the made-up tacos, but if you want to freeze the beef/tortilla patties, you can do this either before they’re cooked or after. Defrost thoroughly before heating up again in the pan.

Big Mac Tacos Top tip

What to serve with Big Mac Tacos

The obvious is Homemade Chips, as I’ve already mentioned. But as part of a bigger meal, why not also go for: 

Adapt this recipe

You could try out this Cheeseburger Pasta recipe for something different (but similar).

FAQs

I can’t fit all of the tacos in the pan. How can we eat these together?

If you want to keep them all hot to eat together, preheat the oven to a low heat and as you cook and remove them from the pan, place on a baking sheet in the oven. Add them as you cook them.

My frying pan doesn’t have a lid! What should I do to melt the cheese?

I tend to just hold the closest size pan lid I have over them – it still helps to melt the cheese. If not, the slices will melt a little if you’re keeping them warm in the oven.

What’s in your Big Mac sauce?

I make mine up using mayonnaise, paprika, chopped gherkins, pickle juice and American mustard. I don’t know how McDonald’s authentic it is but I’m lovin’ it 😉

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Big Mac Tacos

Your family is going to LOVE you for this one! Homemade McDonald’s Big Mac Tacos are fun to make, sociable and utterly delicious. They’re great for a weekend fakeaway, when friends are around or simply a midweek treat.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 8 Small tortillas
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower oil

For the meat mixture:

  • 500 g Lean beef mince
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic granules
  • 2 tsp Ketchup
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 100 g Mayonnaise
  • 1.5 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Chopped gherkins
  • 2 tbsp Pickle juice
  • 1 tsp American mustard

To serve:

  • 8 Cheese slices
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Gherkins
  • 1/2 White onion, Finely chopped.

Instructions 

  • Mix the meat mixture together using clean hands. Divide into 8 equal balls.
  • Lay the tortillas out and sit a ball of mince onto each one. Press firmly all over the tortilla with your hands or (MUCH BETTER) use a rolling pin or clean wine bottle (!) to roll out.
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp of the oil over a medium high heat in a large frying pan or saute pan (ideally one that also has a lid). When the pan is hot, place a wrap, meat side down, in the pan. Depending on the size of your pan, you should be able to cook 2 at a time.
  • Cook meat side down for about 4-5 minutes or until when you take a peek underneath, the meat is golden. TIP: Press the wraps down here using either a spatula/fish slice OR rest the bottom of a clean saucepan on top and leave it there while it cooks!
  • Carefully flip each wrap so they are now meat-side-up. Sit a slice of cheese on top, put the pan lid on (if you have one – if not, I tend to just hold the closest size pan lid I have over them – it helps to melt the cheese). Cook for 4-5 minutes so that the cheese melts.
  • Lift out and repeat for 3 more batches. (If you want to keep them all hot to eat together, preheat the oven to a low heat and as you cook and remove them from the pan, place on a baking sheet in the oven. Add them as you cook them.)
  • While the tacos are cooking, mix up the sauce in a small bowl.
  • Serve the tacos with the toppings and sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 589kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 42gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1236mgPotassium: 634mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 732IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 396mgIron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family Food
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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These were a massive hit tonight , even my fussiest son devoured his ! They’ve asked for them every Sunday lol apparently just like Mac d’s ! I used fresh onion instead of granules and garlic purée.

  2. 5 stars
    Made these last night. My partner loves a Big Mac! And loved these, sauce not quite the same as maccies (they have their secrets lol) but still delicious! Definitely making again thank you for the recipe