Big Mac Smash Burger Taco

Big Mac Smash Burger Taco Recipe

There’s nothing quite like a classic Big Mac, with its iconic sauce and layers of deliciousness. But what if I told you that you could enjoy all those familiar flavors in a totally new form? Enter the Big Mac Smash Burger Taco—a fusion dish that combines the best of burgers and tacos into one incredible bite. I stumbled upon this culinary gem during a backyard cookout with friends last summer. We were experimenting with different ways to serve burgers and tacos, and this recipe was born out of our love for both.

Imagine the scene: a warm summer evening, the grill sizzling, and the air filled with laughter and chatter. My friend Sarah, known for her adventurous palate, suggested we try smashing the burger patties directly onto tortillas. Initially, we all thought it was a crazy idea, but once we took the first bite, we were hooked. The crispy edges of the smashed beef, the gooey melted cheese, and the tangy Big Mac sauce created a symphony of flavors that was both nostalgic and excitingly new.

One of the best parts about this recipe is its versatility. You can tweak it to your heart’s content. Add some jalapeños for a spicy kick, swap out the American cheese for cheddar if you prefer, or even throw in some bacon bits for extra indulgence. The Big Mac Smash Burger Taco is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, a fun weekend cookout, or even a game day snack. It’s easy to make, quick to cook, and guaranteed to impress your family and friends.

So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and get ready to make this delightful fusion dish. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll be making it on repeat!

How to Prepare Big Mac Smash Burger Taco

Ingredients

  • 12 mini flour tortillas
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 slices of American cheese
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 24 slices of pickles
  • iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Directions

Combine mayo, ketchup, sweet relish, yellow mustard, white vinegar, sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Divide the ground beef into 12 equal portions and shape each into a ball.

Place a mini flour tortilla on a flat surface, top with a ground beef ball, and flatten until the beef covers the tortilla edges. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Place the tortilla meat-side down in the pan. Press down with a spatula to smash the burger. Cook for 3-4 minutes until browned.

Flip the taco so the tortilla side is down. Top with a slice of cheese and let it melt for about a minute.

Remove from heat and add diced onion, shredded lettuce, pickles, and a drizzle of the prepared sauce. Serve warm.

FAQs:

Can I use a different type of cheese for the Big Mac Smash Burger Taco?

While American cheese is traditional for this recipe, you can substitute it with cheddar or any other cheese that melts well. However, the taste might differ slightly.

How can I make the Big Mac sauce ahead of time?

You can prepare the Big Mac sauce up to three days in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Stir it well before using it to ensure the ingredients are well combined.

What is the best way to ensure the beef is evenly cooked?

To ensure even cooking, press the beef down firmly and evenly across the tortilla. Additionally, cooking over medium-high heat helps to achieve a nice browning without overcooking the meat.

Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas?

Flour tortillas are recommended because they hold up better with the moisture from the beef and toppings. However, if you prefer corn tortillas, make sure they are warmed properly to avoid breaking.

Is it possible to make this recipe with ground turkey instead of ground beef?

Yes, ground turkey can be used as a substitute for ground beef. Keep in mind that the flavor and texture might be slightly different, but it will still be delicious.

Big Mac Smash Burger Taco Recipe

Big Mac Smash Burger Taco

Love Big Macs and tacos? Combine them into one amazing dish with our easy Big Mac Smash Burger Taco recipe. Ready in just 10 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 12
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Ingredients
  

  • 12 mini flour tortillas
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 slices of American cheese
  • 1/2 white onion finely diced
  • 24 slices of pickles
  • iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions
 

  • Start by making the sauce. In a small bowl, combine the mayo, ketchup, sweet relish, yellow mustard, white vinegar, sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well and set aside.
  • Divide the ground beef into 12 equal portions, about one small handful each, and shape them into balls.
  • Place a mini flour tortilla on a flat surface and put a ball of ground beef on top. Flatten the beef until it covers the tortilla's edges in a thin layer. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Place the tortilla with the meat side down in the pan. Use the back of a spatula or a burger press to press down, creating a smashed burger effect. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the ground beef is browned.
  • Flip the taco over so the tortilla side is down. Place a slice of cheese on top of the beef and allow it to melt for about a minute.
  • Remove from heat and top with diced onion, shredded lettuce, pickles, and a drizzle of the Big Mac sauce. Enjoy your taco while it's still warm!
Keyword burger, Taco
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