TikTok's latest viral innovation boldly answers the question: what if the Big Mac was a taco? Inspired by the iconic McDonald's burger, the easily replicated recipe takes all the main components of a Big Mac and transforms them into a simple soft-shell taco. Although different creators have added their own twists to the food trend, the most important ingredients include ground beef, tortillas, American cheese, and all the nostalgic toppings, such as gherkins, lettuce, and Big Mac sauce (which can be homemade or found at your local McDonald's).
To start, press the seasoned mince beef against your flour tortilla and grill it face down on a pan or flat top. Next, flip the tortillas up and place a slice of cheese on top of the beef, allowing it to melt in true Big Mac fashion. The final toppings are optional, but to re-create the flavour profile of the legendary hamburger, try adding pickle slices, shredded lettuce, and white onions. For those looking to whip up the Big Mac sauce at home, one TikToker recommended a combination of mayo, mustard, sweet pickle relish, white vinegar, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and white pepper (the absence of ketchup is technically accurate, but also totally optional).
"They lived up to the hype," the same creator wrote after trying the recipe. "Yes, they're amazing," another TikToker confirmed, showing her version of the Big Mac tacos. Read on for some of our favourite versions of the trend, and see why everyone is loving this new take on a classic menu item.