The Taco Bell Crunchwrap is a fantastic Taco Bell Menu item, it combined a tostada, and a burrito all in one. You can make this at home, it ins’t hard to do at all.
I love the creative nature of Taco Bell, in fact years ago when I was getting my MBA I wrote about them and how they do a fantastic job of reinventing the a few core ingredients into new menu items such as this Taco Bell Crunchwrap. Here we have their seasoned beef, cheese, sauce, lettuce, sour cream, and beans (if you desire), and a crispy corn shell inside of a roasted tortilla. You might think this is complicated to make, and you will need hard crunch corn tortilla, or you could use a left over taco shell or two for this crisp inside. I buy the large burrito tortilla when I make them.
Making the Taco Bell Crunchwrap
For this recipe you will need seasoned beef, cheese, sauce. lettuce, sour cream, crunchy corn tortilla, and a large tortilla. First you will make the seasoned taco meat mixture, if you want to make some of my homemade sauce recipe, I love to add a spoon full or two to my homemade crunchwraps, and then you will need a crunchy tostada shell, if you don’t have one use a taco shell that you have broken in half and use it. You will assemble this and toast the tortilla in a frying pan for a minute or two on each side, and you will be in business with your own homemade Taco Bell Crunchwrap, and you won’t need to make a run to the border.
Taco Bell Crunch Wrap
You can make a Taco Bell Crunch Wrap at home!
Seasoned Beef Mixture
- 1 1/2 tablespoons masa harina
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon powder
- 1 1/3 pounds ground chuck
Crunch Wrap Ingredients
- 6 large tortillas
- 6 corn tostada shells or broken taco shells
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- Taco Bell Sauce if desired
Beef directions: Mix together all the ingredients except the meat. Stir the spice mix well to make sure that all spices have been blended well. Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet (preferably nonstick) and brown, stirring well.
Remove from the heat. Dump the meat into a strainer in the sink, rinse with hot water, and drain off the water and grease from the beef. Return the beef to the pan. Stir in the spice mix and 3/4 to 1 cup water. Simmer on medium-low heat for 20 minutes, until most of the moisture has cooked away. Remove from heat before the meat is completely dry.
How to assemble
To assemble crunchwraps Take a large skillet over low-medium heat. Place tortilla on the skillet and heat for about 30 seconds to make the tortilla pliable. Build crunchwrap by adding beef and spreading it out evenly in the center of the tortilla, add the corn shell(s), add sour cream, lettuce, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes and sauce (if desired). Fold tortilla fold the edges of the flour tortilla up over the center mixture. Continue to fold until it is completely wrapped and in the shape of a hexagon,
if you can't get a hexagon during the first few efforts do not worry, as long as the insides are completely enclosed it will still taste the same. Brown for about 60 seconds on each side or until the tortilla begins to brown.