This crunch wrap supreme is a Taco Bell copycat recipe. We will be cutting some corners to make it easier and truer to the original flavor.
To start with, we will use store bought taco seasoning. However, I am including a homemade taco seasoning recipe for you. It will last you for months in a closed container in a dark, cool place. If you can’t find chili powder here is homemade chili powder recipe for you as well.
We will also be using store bought nacho cheese sauce. This is a white sauce to which you add cheese to and stir until it melts and thickens.
A traditional crunch wrap supreme will have a 6 inch tostada in the middle, on top of the beef and cheese. For that to happen, you will need to use a jumbo sized tortilla. I use 9 inch- burrito tortillas for mine. Since they are smaller, we can’t add a whole tortilla to the middle. So, instead, I use tortilla chips. You could also break up the tostada and add that. Frankly, I find that this is a good size for a meal. I find the other one is too much food. You decide what you want to do.
I confess that I also used store bought salsa. Here is a delicious one you can make at home that will complement your crunch warp supreme very nicely. Spicy Red Salsa
How to make a Taco Bell Copycat crunch wrap supreme –
1 pound ground beef 1 taco seasoning packet (1 oz/28 grams) *
2/3 cups water
4 – 9 inch flour tortillas
Tortilla chips or a tostada broken into pieces
Salsa of choice
Heat a skillet with some oil.
Add the beef, break up with spatula, and brown until all the beef is cooked. You can also use some shredded chicken.
If you want you can drain the rendered liquid from the beef. I like to let it dry up with the meat.
Add the taco seasoning and the water. Mix well and cook until the sauce dries up a bit — about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Heat your tortilla in the microwave for a 10 seconds or on a skillet for 30 seconds per side. Place the tortilla onto a cutting board. Add 1/4th of of the beef (make sure it is warm). Top with the nacho cheese sauce. Cover with tortilla chips or the broken tostada. Top that with some sour cream, lettuce and tomato. Finish with a little bit of salsa.
Fold the side edges of the tortilla over the beef and then the tips. You are making a package so that the inside does not fall out.
Heat a skillet with t little bit of oil. Add the tortilla, seam side down and gently press down. Flip it once it has sealed and is browned. Gently press again and brown the other side. Remove from the heat and cut in diagonal with a serrated knife. Enjoy!
*you can make your own seasoning like this:
1 TBS chili powder
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. oregano
1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
¼ tsp. of ground chili peppers – chipotle or cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. coarse salt
½ tsp. black pepper
Mix all ingredients well. If you want to make more you can. Store it in a sealed bag in a cool, dark place and it will last you for months.