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Smash Tacos (Big Mac Tacos)

Yield: 4 Tacos
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes

These Smash Burger Tacos with a Big Mac theme combine the delightful flavors of two all-time favorites, ensuring every bite is a celebration of taste!


Mac Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp relish

Smash Tacos

  • 1lbs ground beef
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 4 slices American Cheese
  • 4 regular-size flour tortillas


  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Sliced dill pickles
  • Diced tomatoes


  1. Mac Sauce Preparation: In a small bowl, combine all the Mac sauce ingredients. Whisk until they are well blended. Once done, cover the bowl and refrigerate until it’s time to serve.
  2. Prior to cooking the tacos, prepare your toppings. This includes dicing the tomatoes, shredding the lettuce, and slicing the pickles.
  3. Next, divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions, each weighing approximately 4oz. Shape each portion into a ball.
  4. Gently press the ground meat onto each tortilla using your fingers. Ensure you spread it evenly across the tortilla, right up to the edges. Season with salt and pepper. Prepare all tortillas before moving on to the cooking step.
  5. Heat a large griddle, Blackstone, or a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, lightly coat with oil.
  6. Place the tortillas, beef side down, onto the hot surface. Firmly press them using a press or a wide spatula. Allow them to cook for 3 to 3.5 minutes, or until the beef is a golden-brown shade and beautifully caramelized, then flip them over.
  7. Reduce the heat to medium-low and place a slice of American cheese atop each beef layer. Cover with a lid briefly until the cheese melts and the tortillas turn crisp and golden. (Refer Note 2)
  8. Remove them from the heat, and garnish with lettuce, pickles, diced tomatoes, and the Mac sauce you prepared earlier. Fold them like traditional tacos, and they’re ready to be relished!


  1. Feel free to experiment with toppings. You could add Pico de Gallo, guacamole, diced onions, or even avocados.
  2. If you’re using a Blackstone griddle, you can prepare multiple tacos simultaneously. But, if you’re using a standard skillet or griddle, and can make only 1-2 tacos at once, keep the ready ones warm in the oven at 250°F. Place them on a cooling rack to prevent them from turning soggy.
  3. While flour tortillas are preferred due to their strength, corn tortillas can be an alternative. Remember, they’re usually smaller and can be fragile, so adjust the beef portion accordingly.
  4. Instead of ground beef, ground turkey or other ground meats can also be used.

Nutrition Information

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 751
  • Total Fat: 49g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 128mg
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 40g

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