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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Homemade Crunch Wrap Supremes



I don't have too much to say, good or bad, on the topic of fast food.

Truth be told I don't eat it all that often, but not because I'm on some high horse about it or have some huge vendetta against it.

AND let's be honest, if you're offering to take me out for some curly fries and/or a Rolo McFlurry, odds are I'm the first one out the door.

There was a time, though, when I loved Taco Bell.  

I mean LOVED.

(This was also around the same time I bought a crimper that put hearts and stars into your hair and wore a shirt with palm trees on it that said "Jamaican Me Crazy" constantly..... so my judgement on a whole then may have been questionable at best.)

Even though that time is pretty far gone now, when I saw these homemade Crunchwrap Supremes floating around online, I decided they had to be a part of my life sooner than later.  I knew making them at home would allow me to control exactly what went into them.

And also a part of me still loves the idea of Taco Bell, if not always the execution.


When I finally bit in I was absolutely giddy at how spot on they were to the memory I had built up in my head.  No, I didn't have a store-bought one with me to do a side-by-side comparison, but honestly I couldn't imagine these tasting any better.

Taco seasoned ground beef, melted cheddar cheese, a corn tortilla, sour cream, lettuce, and tomato are sandwiched between two flour tortillas and cooked on the stove until crispy.

If you're a fan of the big chain that made these popular or just a fan of great food in general, these are a must make.  They really don't take much more time to whip up than it does to get into your car and hit-up a drive-through anyway.

They completely thrilled the 12 year old in me, who was dying for her Taco Bell fix.  

And now that I know I can re-create them at home?

It's safe to say that it's going to be a wonderful next ten years.

Enjoy.



Homemade Crunch Wrap Supremes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:
- 12 "burrito size" flour tortillas
- 6 corn tortillas
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 pkg taco seasoning of your choice
- 1 jar of taco cheese (found in the same aisle as the mexican foods/or chips)
- 1 container of sour cream
- 3-4 tomatos (depending on size)
- 1 bag/head of iceberg lettuce

**please note these quantities and measurements for filling crunch wraps are estimates, you should adjust filling amounts to suite your own tastes

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Use one corn tortilla to cut a circle of the same size out of 6 of the flour tortillas.  Put the 6 cut out flour tortillas aside.  (Reserve outside of the 6 flour tortillas for making homemade tortilla chips if desired.)  Place 6 corn tortillas on a baking sheet (spread out) and bake until crispy (mine took about 7 minutes - I would recommend starting with 5 minutes and then checking every 2-3 minutes until they are done to your liking).  Put oven to "warm".  

Cook the ground with the taco seasoning as directed on packet and set aside.  Chop tomatoes and lettuce.  Have a medium size skillet ready on the stove and have a counter surface with all of your ingredients ready to assemble.  

Microwave a full size flour tortilla for about 10 seconds (or until warm) and lay onto counter surface.  Place some (I started with 3-4 TBSP and adjusted from there) ground beef in the center of the tortilla and top with some of the cheese (I did about 2-3 TBSP).  Lay a corn tortilla on top and press down slightly.  Top corn tortilla with some sour cream (I did about 1-2 TBSP) and some chopped lettuce and tomato.  Top entire thing with one of the cut out flour tortillas that are the same size as the corn tortilla.  Fold each side of the larger tortilla up until all the filling is covered, pressing down to get a somewhat seal.

Spray the cooking pan lightly with cooking spray and place the crunch wrap into it, seam side down.  Cook on low-medium, pushing down lightly with a spatula, for 2-3 minutes on each side.  Place on serving pan in oven to keep warm until ready to eat.  Continue with other ingredients until you have made all the crunch wraps.

It may seem like lengthy instructions but once you get into a swing of it, these are really easy to assemble.  Although this filling combination is a replica of the one you would get at Taco Bell, feel free to tweak fillings as you wish and adjust as you go.  Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from: Culinary Couture


25 comments:

  1. Looks lovely!
    And goodness, I wanted one of those crimpers so very badly!

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda! Those crimpers were out of control! I loved it so so much.

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  2. Yummy!!! I need to convince my husband that this should be dinner one night this week.

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    1. If you can't convince him you're more than welcome to send them this way to share! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Come back anytime!

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  3. Yum! I need to try these wraps. They look so delicious!

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    1. Feel free to report back how it goes if you do! Thanks so much for stopping by and come back anytime!

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  4. My daughter LOVES the taco bell crunch wraps... I always want more meat in mine. Never thought to make my own thanks!

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    1. It's liberating! If only I could replicate the doritos tacos. ONE DAY. :) thanks so much for stopping by come back anytime!

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  5. This is such a difficult recipe to follow. Especially if the two people are illiterate. It took 6 years to make this. And what the what is a "crimp"? I hate this recipe and will never refer it to a friend. I am very disappointed because I usually love the blog.


    Kiss Kiss, Hug Hug-Blake

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    1. Sorry you didn't like the recipe Blake. I'm glad you normally enjoy the blog though! Feel free to come back anytime! And a crimper is the best/worst thing to happen to pre-teen girls hair in the late 1990's.

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    2. How rude and unnecessary of you to say that.

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  6. what do you do to that extra tortilla that goes in the middle of the wrap?. I know i like the crunch of it so how do you get yours to be crunchy?

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    1. I bake the corn tortillas at the start of the recipe (which are normally crunchier than flour tortillas to start) and place them in the middle to add the crunch. Baking them for a few minutes at the start ensures they are in fact crunchy. Hope this helps! Thanks so much for stopping by and come back anytime.

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  7. We tried these and they are amazing!!

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    1. so glad you liked them audrie! thanks for commenting and come back anytime!

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  8. My husband and I made these for dinner last night and they were so good and easy to make! Definitely saving this recipe. Thanks a bunch!

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    1. so glad you guys liked them! thanks so much for commenting and come back anytime! :)

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    1. Feel free to report back if you do! Wonderful. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. we made these tonight they are really good! just had issues keeping them together

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    1. SO glad you liked them Sara. Sorry they fell apart for you! Thanks so much for stopping by and come back anytime!

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  11. Just made these for my boyfriend and I - we replaced the corn tortilla with a tostada.. it was even easier!! Thanks so much for taking the time to come up with this recipe!

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  12. has anyone ever tried using a George Forman grill for this recipe?

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  13. EXCELLENT! Now I can make them at home! I'm lazy so I just bought already fried corn tortillas and some flour tortillas the same size and also the burrito size and assembled them that way. I love being able to season my own meat and I LOVE using the cheese from the jar. This totally could not be easier. I'm planning on taking it on our next RV trip to share with the neighbors. I'm going to be sooooo popular! Thanks again for sharing.

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