“Big Mac” Tacos

Introduction

About this Recipe

Welcome to our bariatric-friendly twist on the classic Big Mac – Big Mac Tacos! We believe that eating after bariatric surgery can still be exciting and full of flavor, and these tacos are here to prove it. Combining all the iconic elements of a Big Mac into a mini meal, this recipe offers a fun and satisfying option for your post-surgery journey.

What makes these Big Mac Tacos so remarkable is their simplicity. With just a handful of ingredients and straightforward steps, you’ll have a delicious meal ready in no time. Craving that juicy seasoned beef? Check. Crisp lettuce and tangy pickles? Double check. And let’s not forget the special sauce that ties it all together. It’s all wrapped up, creating a delightful handheld experience that’s easy to enjoy.

Let’s dive in!

 

 

 

big mac tacos bariatric surgery meal

Yields:

6 servings

Ready In:

15 minutes

Nutritional facts per “taco”*:

190 calories

12 g protein

11 g fat

11 g carbs

4 g fiber

 

*macronutrients will differ depending on type of wrap used

 

 

Ingredients

  • 6 small (low-carb) tortilla wraps
  • 1/2 lbs (230 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 cup (60 g) shredded lettuce
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) pickles

 

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp zero sugar bbq sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp diced pickles
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Notes:

Substitute the low-fat mayonnaise for low-fat Greek yogurt for more protein

Substitute the ground beef for shredded tofu or ground chicken if you can’t tolerate beef

Omit the lettuce if you can’t tolerate lettuce

 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Season the ground beef with salt and pepper. Set aside.

 

Step 2

In a mixing bowl add the mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, mustard, diced pickles, vinegar, paprika powder, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.

 

Step 3

Take 1/6th of the ground beef and shape into a small ball. Flatten the ground beef on the wrap. 

 

STEP 4

Place the wrap (beef side down) in the skillet on medium heat. Bake, about 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Add a slice of cheddar cheese and allow cheese to melt for another minute or so (lid on).

 

Step 5

Remove the lid and flip the wrap and bake for another 1-2 minutes.

 

Step 6

Repeat step 4 to 6 for the rest of the wraps.

Step 7

Assemble your big mac tacos by adding the shredded lettuce, pickles and sauce. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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