Big Mac Taquitos
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Makes 3 taquitos
This recipe takes all the burger components of the famous Big Mac and combines it with a cheesy taquito. If you don’t know what a taquito is, it is essentially a rolled taco, so a tortilla filled with meat and/or cheese, rolled and then fried and topped with sour cream or guac. For the filling, this recipe uses ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper and formed into a long, rounded shape to imitate the texture of a burger, and fit nicely into a tortilla instead of a bun. The "burger" filling is grilled up on the Alchemy plancha and gets a nice crisp outside and perfectly cooked inside. Shredded cheddar cheese goes right onto the plancha to melt and crisp up, topped with a tortilla then a slice of American cheese and then the “burger” filling is placed on top. The "burger" gets rolled up in the cheesy tortilla and then topped with homemade Big Mac sauce, pickles, diced white onion and shredded iceberg lettuce. It’s kind of like a deconstructed Big Mac mixed with a cheesy taquito, but however you want to describe it, all that matters is that it is insanely good.By:
Chef Matt Basile
½ lb ground beef
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
12 Bread and butter pickles coins
½ white onion
3 tbsp French dressing
3 tbsp mayo
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 corn tortillas
3 slices American cheese
½ cup shredded iceberg lettuce
Separate your ground beef into three, then roll each section into a log shape, about an inch, to an inch and a half thick and 4-5 inches long. Season with salt and pepper. Place on the plancha and grill until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.
Meanwhile, finely chop 7-8 pickles, set aside the rest of the coins for garnish. Finely chop the white onion and set aside 1-2 tsp for garnish. Place the chopped pickles and onions in a bowl and add the French dressing and mayo, mix, and set aside.
Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese onto the plancha into three piles. Place your tortillas on the plancha and drizzle with canola oil, flip and add a slice of American cheese to each tortilla. Once the shredded cheese is melted and bubbly, add a tortilla on top, American cheese side up.
Place a cooked burger on each of the tortillas then remove from the grill once the cheese on the bottom of the tortilla has crisped up and the American cheese has slightly melted. Remove from the grill.
Carefully roll your tortillas over the burger, into a taquito. The cheese still needs to be warm and melted in order to roll them, but watch your fingers because it will be hot.
Place your taquitos on a plate and add some Big Mac sauce on top. Garnish with the pickle slices that were set aside and the chopped onion. Shred the iceberg lettuce and place on top. Add a couple more dollops of Mac sauce for dipping.