Big Mac-inspired Taco Fiesta

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AI generated by fandango Lunch, Mexican-American Fusion cuisine
Servings Difficulty Prep time Cook time Total time
4 Beginner 20 min 10 min 30 min

Experience a playful fusion of American and Mexican flavors with this Big Mac-inspired taco.

Did you know?

Did you know that the Big Mac was first introduced in 1967 and initially dubbed the 'Aristocrat' before becoming the 'Big Mac' we know today?

Brace yourselves for a gastronomical twist that marries the iconic flavors of a Big Mac with the festive spirit of a taco - say hola to the Big Mac-inspired Taco Fiesta! In a delightful culinary crossover, we've taken the best elements from the world-renowned burger and transplanted them into the heart of a crunchy taco shell. Just imagine the rich layers of seasoned beef, that signature special sauce, crisp lettuce, cheese, onions, and pickles, all nestling within a warm tortilla, waiting to party on your palate.

Our journey begins in mid-20th century America, where the Big Mac burgeoned as a beacon of fast-food innovation. Crossing borders and tempting taste buds globally, it became a symbol of American cuisine. Now, let's teleport to Mexico, where the humble taco has been a staple since pre-Columbian times, evolving through cultures and tastes to become a beloved dish worldwide. Combining these two titans of taste provides a playful nod to modern fusion cuisine, while satisfying a craving for something adventurous and deliciously familiar.


Each ingredient has been meticulously selected to encapsulate the savory essence of a Big Mac, reimagined within a taco's embrace.

The true superstar of this recipe is the special sauce, a secret blend that catapulted the Big Mac to fame, now adding its zest to our tacos!

  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 hard taco shells
  • 100g cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 8 dill pickles, sliced
  • 4 tbsp special sauce (store-bought Big Mac sauce or homemade)
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


Assembling these Big Mac-inspired tacos is a breeze, even for kitchen novices. Discover the joy of crafting a comforting dish that's as enjoyable to make as it is to devour!

  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper over medium heat until browned and crumbly.
  2. While the beef is cooking, warm the taco shells in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for about 5 minutes or until crispy.
  3. Place the cooked beef in the taco shells, followed by cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped onions, and dill pickle slices.
  4. Drizzle each taco with the special sauce and sprinkle sesame seeds on top for that authentic Big Mac touch.
  5. Serve immediately and watch the mash-up of flavors work its magic.

Add some extra love

For a homemade special sauce, mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, and a dash of vinegar to capture that classic Big Mac tang.

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