Jul 18, 2013

Taco Crunch Wrap (Copycat Recipe)

Confession time--

On occasion I am known to eat at  the Tex-Mex style fast food restaurant that has something to do with a Bell . Shh, don't tell anyone. I am not particularly proud of this confession, but since we are such close friends...and friends don't judge...I feel I can be honest with you.

Word on the street is that my dear sweet mother ate from this restaurant while I was in utero. So really my craving for the Bell started before I was even conscious of it.

So really, s'not my fault.

I can also honesty tell you that I haven't eaten there in quite awhile. Mostly because as I have grown older I find myself not as in love with fast food. Basically, when I do get to go out to eat, which is rare, I do not want it to be rolling through a drive-up.

However, I still think fondly on my favorite menu item from the a fore mentioned Bell restaurant. Ah the Crunch Wrap Supreme. That little bit of deliciousness is almost enough temptation to take myself to the boarder and the drive through.

What is not to love? They basically helped my decision between soft taco and hard taco become null and void.

No more--
"Hmmm soft taco?"
"No, hard taco..."
"Ugh, wait, soft taco...no hard...ugh, ugh, ugh."

Yeah I know suburban mom problems....

I love myself a good Crunch Wrap. Luhhhve.

Alas, I just don't have them, again the whole fast food thing.

Insert sad violin music now...

Then I became aware of the fact that I can make them at home.

Insert angels singing...

Not too long ago we got a package of fresh high quality tortillas from Bountiful Baskets. In the order, were giant and glorious 13" tortillas. At first I was all like, "What the heck do I do with these monsters?"

That is when the whole homemade crunch wrap thing happened. Hubby had pinned a recipe or two for Crunch Wraps on Pinterest previous to obtaining our giant tortilla shells (how come I had not been told about this pinning?).

There are actually quite a few options out there on how to make a Crunch Wrap Supreme.

I wasn't a fan of one single recipe, so I do what I do and I morphed and added and tweaked.

The outcome was a fast food copycat so glorious that I will never have to drive to the boarder again.

Heaven help me these were so yummy. If you are a fan of tacos, soft or hard, the Bell, Tex-Mex, or all together scrumptious food, then you will enjoy these. They are super easy to make and a complete meal all wrapped up.

Enjoy and thanks for letting me share my deep dark secret about fast food with you! It sure feels good to get that off my chest.

Taco Crunch Wrap (Copycat Recipe)

13" (or bigger) flour tortilla shells
Corn tostada shells
1 lb ground hamburger
Taco Bell taco seasoning packet
1 jar mild or medium cheese (like Tostitos Salsa Con Queso)
light sour cream
shredded iceberg lettuce
diced tomatoes

Cook the ground hamburger, drain off the fat. Season with the Taco Bell seasoning.

Lay a flour tortilla on the counter. If the shells are not pliable, then nuke them for a couple seconds in the microwave. Spread about 1/4 cup of the meat in the middle of the tortilla. It should be spread in a circle that will be perfectly covered by a tostada shell.

Once the meat is spread in the center of the tortilla. Pour over 2-3 Tablespoons of cheese sauce. Top the cheese with a tostada shell.

On top of the shell, spread a couple of Tablespoons of sour cream. Top with the shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes.

To fold up the shell, fold up 1/6 section of the shell toward the center. Then work left to right and keep folding, overlapping each section slightly until the last sixth is folded over. Depending on how full you stuffed them there might be a slight gap in the middle.

Cook the crunch wrap in a slightly greased skillet on medium high. Cook the folded side down first, carefully laying it down so the folds do not come undone.

Cook for until the tortilla is golden brown, about a minute. Carefully flip and cook the other side.

Serve warm.

And...you're welcome!

Thanks for reading!


My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love this!!
Your post made me smile! I have been known to go thru the drive thru of the "Bell" restaurant from time to time..( and even eat inside...)

I'm pinning this recipe to save and make soon!!

SStockhoff said...

Seriously, Taco Bell stock must have gone up like crazy for a few years there. This is going to be dinner tonight!!


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