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Big Mac Wraps are all the rage on TikTok, offering those classic Big Mac flavors without the bun and wrapped snugly in a tortilla. It’s an easy and quick twist featuring dill pickles, lettuce, cheese, and that delicious Big Mac sauce, making every bite as delicious as the original.

Big Mac Wraps on a baking sheet with French fries.

This delicious and creative take on the classic McDonald’s burger is perfect for a quick lunch or a fun dinner with the whole family. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple instructions, you’ll have a tasty homemade meal that combines the best of both worlds – burgers and wraps!

Big Mac Wraps begin with a homemade special sauce that’ll instantly transport your taste buds to the iconic burger joint. You’ll then fill a soft flour tortilla with seasoned ground beef, fresh lettuce, cheese, and pickles. The result is a handheld, mouthwatering delight that offers all the familiar flavors of a Big Mac hamburger, conveniently packaged in a wrap. 

Your culinary ingenuity will impress your entire family, and you’ll satisfy your craving without leaving the comfort of your kitchen.

Why You’ll Love This Big Mac Wrap Recipe

  • Fewer carbs: Swapping out the hamburger bun for a tortilla wrap reduces the number of carbs you consume. Perfect for those who are watching their carbohydrate intake but still want to enjoy the iconic taste of a Big Mac. Use low-carb tortillas if you prefer.
  • Customizable: Feel free to add your favorite ingredients or swap out ones you don’t like. For example, if you prefer spinach over lettuce, go right ahead and make it your own.
  • Easy to make: Big Mac Wraps are simple to prepare, requiring only a few basic ingredients like ground beef, tortilla shells, lettuce, pickles, and Big Mac sauce. 
  • Ideal for on-the-go: One of the best things about these wraps is their portability. You can easily pack them for lunch or enjoy them on a road trip.


  • Lean ground beef: This will be the main protein source for the wraps, providing that juicy burger flavor we all love.
  • Dried minced onion: This adds extra flavor to the ground beef.
  • Salt: Essential for seasoning the beef to bring out the flavors.
  • Pepper: Provides a mild kick to the wrap’s overall taste.
  • Mild cheddar cheese: Adds creaminess and a delicious cheesy flavor to the wraps.
  • Lettuce: Provides a fresh crunch and some greenery to balance the burgers.
  • Hamburger pickle slices: Offers a tangy contrast to the rich beef and sauce.
  • Flour tortillas: Used to wrap all the ingredients together for a convenient, handheld meal.

You’ll also need to create this amazing copycat Big Mac Sauce for the authentic taste:

  • Mayonnaise: The base of the sauce gives it a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Yellow mustard: Adds a zesty tang to the sauce.
  • Sweet relish: Gives the sauce a sweet and sour flavor reminiscent of the original Big Mac sauce.
  • Sugar: Helps balance the savory and tangy elements of the sauce.
  • White vinegar: Provides acidity to the sauce.
  • Paprika: Adds a hint of mild spice and color to the sauce.
  • Garlic powder: Enhances the overall taste of the sauce.
  • Onion powder: Reflects the onion flavor, further tying the sauce to the original Big Mac.
Ingredients to make Big Mac Wraps.

How to Make Big Mac Wraps

  • Step One: Add all the Big Mac sauce ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
Steps to make Big Mac Wraps.
  • Step Two: Add the ground beef, minced onion, salt, and pepper to a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the beef is browned. Drain excess grease.
Steps to make Big Mac Wraps.
  • Step Three: Lay tortillas and spread Big Mac sauce on one side of the tortillas. Spoon the cooked ground beef on top. Top with cheese, lettuce, and pickles. Drizzle extra Big Mac Sauce on top. Fold the tortilla and serve.
Steps to make Big Mac Wraps.

Equipment Needed

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  • Large skillet: A large skillet is crucial for cooking the ground beef. 
  • Cutting board: A cutting board provides a safe and stable surface for all your cutting and chopping needs.
  • Mixing bowl: A mixing bowl is needed to combine the Big Mac sauce ingredients. 

What to Serve with Big Mac Wraps

  • Crispy french fries. Their golden, crunchy texture pairs perfectly with the savory flavors of the Big Mac Wrap. We love these air fryer frozen French fries. Try oven-baked sweet potato fries or zucchini fries instead if you want a healthier option.
  • Leafy green salad. Mix up your favorite greens, romaine, spinach, or arugula, and toss them with a light vinaigrette dressing. Feel free to add extra veggies, like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and shredded carrots, to give your salad more color and crunch.
  • Warm, comforting soup. Tomato soup, for instance, balances well with the flavors in the wrap. You can also try a vegetable-based soup like minestrone or a classic chicken noodle soup for a heartier option.
Big Mac Wraps on a baking sheet.


  • Protein options: Instead of using ground beef, consider trying a ground beef substitute like Impossible meat or even ground turkey, chicken, or pork. These alternatives can provide different flavors and textures while keeping the recipe exciting!
  • Tortilla options: The choice of tortilla is important in making your wrap. You can stick to a soft taco-sized flour tortilla or switch to a larger burrito-sized tortilla if you want a heartier wrap. Plenty of low-carb tortilla alternatives are available if you’re looking for a low-carb option. Big Mac lettuce wraps
  • Sauce ingredients: The signature Big Mac sauce is a vital part of the wrap, but you can still play around with its ingredients. If you prefer a tangier sauce, add more relish or a spicier version with hot sauce or sriracha.
  • Vegetable variety: While the traditional Big Mac Wrap consists of ingredients like shredded lettuce, diced onions, and pickles, don’t be afraid to get creative with your veggies. Adding things like diced bell peppers, sliced jalapenos, or even fresh cilantro can enhance the flavor profile and provide a bit of extra crunch.

Storage Instructions

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap for up to 2 days.

Variations of Big Mac Wrap

Vegetarian Big Mac Wrap

Are you a vegetarian and still want the taste of a Big Mac? No problem! Replace the beef with a meat alternative like a veggie burger or grilled portobello mushrooms. Don’t forget to use your favorite Big Mac sauce and load fresh veggies like lettuce and tomato.

Spicy Big Mac Wrap

If you love adding some heat to your meals, the Spicy Big Mac Wrap is for you! To make this mouthwatering variation, simply add a touch of hot sauce or a few slices of jalapeño peppers to the Big Mac sauce recipe. That extra kick will elevate your wrap to a whole new level of deliciousness!

Low Carb Big Mac Wrap

Are you watching your carb intake but still craving the taste of a Big Mac? Try a Low Carb Big Mac Wrap! Swap out the regular tortilla for low-carb alternatives like lettuce wraps or low-carb tortillas. Keep the same flavors you love from a traditional Big Mac Wrap, and enjoy a guilt-free meal.

Big Mac Wraps and fries on a baking sheet.

Topping Ideas

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • ​Thinly sliced cucumbers
  • Red onion
  • Red bell pepper strips
  • Pickles
  • Jalapeno slices
  • Banana pepper rings
  • American cheese slices
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pepper jack cheese
  • Swiss cheese
  • Grilled chicken
  • Bacon
  • Sliced avocado

Origin of Big Mac Wraps

The McDonald’s Influence

In 2006, McDonald’s introduced the Snack Wrap, quickly gaining popularity among fast-food enthusiasts. This wrap took inspiration from their iconic burgers and was designed as a more portable, less messy option for people on the go. The McDonald’s Snack Wrap consisted of a protein (like grilled or crispy chicken), cheese, lettuce, and sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla.

The Big Mac Effect

With the success of McDonald’s Snack Wraps, it was only a matter of time before other iterations were created. The Big Mac, which debuted in 1967, has been a staple of McDonald’s menu ever since, and its unique flavor profile inspired the Big Mac Wrap. Home cooks and bloggers alike have come up with their takes on this handheld delight, featuring ingredients reminiscent of the classic burger.

Big Mac Wraps and fries on a baking sheet.

FAQs about Big Mac Wraps

A great substitute is Thousand Island sauce. This versatile dressing, traditionally crafted from mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, and sometimes a dash of onion powder, offers a similar tangy flavor profile to the Big Mac sauce. It’s readily available at grocery stores, or you can whip up your batch at home.

Wrap ingredients, especially vegetables like lettuce and tomatoes, can release moisture over time. This can soften the wrap and make it soggy. To minimize this, try to pat your ingredients dry with a paper towel before adding them to your wrap. For extra protection, you can first place a layer of cheese or meat on the wrap to create a barrier between the moisture-releasing ingredients and the wrap itself.

Another factor can be the sauces and spreads used in the wrap. Big Mac wraps typically have a sauce made of mayonnaise, pickles, mustard, ketchup, and paprika. When you generously spread the sauce onto your wrap, it can inadvertently contribute to the sogginess. Be mindful of the sauce you use, and add it just before eating or serving it on the side to dip your wrap into.

Storing your wrap plays a role too. Proper storage is key if you’re making Big Mac wraps ahead of time or saving leftovers. Wrap them in plastic cling film or airtight food storage containers to prevent them from drying out or becoming soggy. Also, when reheating, wrap the wrap in a damp paper towel before microwaving to keep it tasty and fresh.

Opt for 100% ground beef as it offers a more authentic flavor, similar to the original Big Mac. Using pure beef without any additives will not only taste better, but it’s also healthier for you.

Pay attention to the fat content – ground beef with 15-20% fat content will provide enough moisture to keep your big mac wrap juicy and tender while not overly greasy. This fat content will allow for good caramelization and flavor in your wrap as it cooks.

A hand holding a Big Mac Wrap.

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Big Mac Wraps

Big Mac Wraps are all the rage on TikTok, offering those classic Big Mac flavors without the bun and instead wrapped snugly in a tortilla. It's an easy and quick twist featuring dill pickles, lettuce, cheese, and that iconic Big Mac sauce, making every bite as delicious as the original.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:12 minutes
Total Time:22 minutes


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • Sliced hamburger pickles
  • 8 flour tortillas

Big Mac Sauce


  • Add all the Big Mac sauce ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
  • Add the ground beef, minced onion, salt, and pepper to a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the beef is browned. Drain any grease.
  • Spread Big Mac sauce on one side of the tortillas. Spoon the cooked ground beef on top. Top with cheese, lettuce and pickles. Drizzle extra Big Mac Sauce on top. Wrap up and serve.


Calories: 766kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 37gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 21gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 1361mgPotassium: 538mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 529IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 309mgIron: 5mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 766kcal

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