Big Mac Smash Tacos feature seasoned ground beef, American cheese, pickles, lettuce, onions, sesame seeds and plenty of big mac sauce all held together in a toasted tortilla! It’s a fun fusion recipe that’s quick and easy to make that the kids always love.

Big mac sauce is placed next to two tacos.

Big Mac Smash Tacos

Taco Tuesday just got way more fun! Next time the kids beg for McDonald’s, blow their minds with these cheesy, Big Mac Smash Tacos instead. This recipe takes all of the elements you love about a Mickey D’s burger but smashes it all into a crispy tortilla instead of a bun. It’s fun, different, and always a hit with family and friends of all ages.

I also really love how quick and easy these tacos are to make. They come together in no time with simple ingredients and always hit the spot! Plus, they’re super easy to make and great to serve as a weeknight dinner with family or for a party. I like to set up a toppings bar and offer pickles, big mac sauce, onions and lettuce

Let’s take a quick moment to talk about what might just be my favorite part of this whole recipe – the big mac sauce! It’s creamy, tangy, and really makes these tacos sing. It’s what seals the deal on that classic big mac flavor we all know and love. Plus, it keeps well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks so you can absolutely make it ahead of time.

Six tortillas are covered with ground beef.

Ingredient Notes

Take a quick look at these notes before you head to the grocery store! As always, you can find exact measurements listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  • Ground Beef – You can swap this with ground chicken or ground turkey if preferred.
  • Flour Tortillas – I prefer using the street taco size tortillas so they’re nice and small.
  • Olive Oil – Avocado oil also works just fine.
  • Cheese – Yellow American cheese gives these big mac tacos the copycat flavor we’re aiming for! However, cheddar would also be tasty if preferred.
  • Lettuce – Romaine or iceberg shredded lettuce are both just fine.
  • Pickles – I love slicing up some homemade refrigerator dill pickles whenever I can.
  • Onion – Red onions are my favorite to use! White onions are also great if you like them more.
  • Sesame Seeds – For even more flavor, toast these in a pan for a little bit until browned!
  • Big Mac Sauce – Check out my recipe for the very BEST copycat McDonald’s big mac sauce!
Big mac sauce is being drizzled onto a taco.

How to Make Big Mac Smash Tacos

This quick and easy McDonald’s inspired recipe is a breeze! For more in depth step by step instructions, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  1. Assemble the beef and tortillas. Divide the beef into 12 portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Place each ball of beef onto the center of a tortilla. Press the meat onto the tortilla and flatten it out to the edges. Season with a little salt and pepper (or burger seasoning) and repeat this process with all of the beef and tortillas.
  2. Cook the beef and tortillas. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the oil and heat until simmering. Add as many of the tortillas as you can, beef side down, to the pan without overcrowding it. Cook without touching for 2-3 minutes or until the beef is golden brown. Flip and reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Make it cheesy. Top the cooked patties with a slice of cheese and cover the skillet with a lid. Let the cheese melt for a minute or so.
  4. Enjoy! Remove from the pan and keep warm or serve right away with your favorite burger toppings. Extra big mac sauce for me, please!
Several big mac smash tacos are placed on white platters.

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Big mac sauce is being drizzled onto a taco.

Get the Recipe: Big Mac Smash Tacos Recipe

These delicious tacos combine the classic flavors of McDonald's Big Mac with the fun of a taco. Thin seasoned beef patties are smashed onto tortillas for a crispy texture, then topped with melted American cheese, shredded lettuce, pickles, onions, and a copycat Big Mac sauce.
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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 12 flour tortillas street/mini size preferred
  • 1 tablespoon Burger Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 slices Yellow American cheese
  • 2 cups lettuce shredded, romain or iceberg
  • 12 slices pickles
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • Big Mac Sauce


  • 1 skillet


  • Divide the beef into 12 equal portions and roll into a ball.
  • Place a tortilla on a flat surface and place a portioned ball of beef in the center.
  • Using clean hands, press the meat onto the tortilla being sure to flatten it out to the edges.
  • Season the beef with burger seasoning or salt and pepper. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add 1/2 the oil, heating until shimmering.
  • Add as many tortillas as will fit without crowding the pan, beef side down.
  • Cook without touching them for 2-3 minutes or until the beef becomes golden brown and crusty. Flip the tacos over and lower the heat to medium low.
  • While the tacos are cooking, top the cooked patties with a slice of cheese on each, then cover with a lid.
  • Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the tortillas are golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove from the pan and keep warm in a low oven or serve immediately with your favorite burger toppings.
  • To finish the Big Mac tacos, add pickles, Big Mac sauce, shredded lettuce, diced onions, and an optional sprinkle toasted sesame seeds.
  • Serve immediately!
Calories: 770kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 46g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 133mg, Sodium: 5552mg, Potassium: 1195mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 1724IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 1096mg, Iron: 9mg