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.
Homemade Crunch Wrap Supremes
- 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
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