Crunchwrap Supremes in a stack.

Crunchwrap Supreme

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I have a new obsession and YOU ARE LOOKING AT IT.

Its name is a crunchwrap and it has all of the following:

  • taco meat
  • YOUR OWN HOMEMADE pepperjack queso
  • crispy tostada
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • hot sauce

and it is all wrapped up in a huge soft flour tortilla and pan-fried until it’s crispy on the outside and gooey-delicious on the inside.

The thing about a crunchwrap is that it doesn’t need to be bossy in the flavor department. I found the basic-taco-salad-ness of the flavors to be deliciously nostalgic and yummy, and besides, the main event here is the way it’s all structured. Its form. Its layers. Its texture. That is what will have you daydreaming at 3pm. The juicy drips, the gooey-ness, the crunch. Feels like peak humanity, tastes like sheer joy.

How To Make Our Crunchwrap Supreme (1 MIN 5 SEC):

Crunchwrap Supremes in a row with a hand picking one up.

Crunchwrap has become a verb in my life. “Should we Crunchwrap that?” is a real sentence that I say. I have Crunchwrapped sweet potato, black beans, taco meat, queso, Hot Cheetos (do it), tortilla chips, avocado, and more. I am proudly becoming a Crunchwrap Master.

Anything you would put in a taco salad? Crunchwrap the heck outta that.

Crunchwrap Supremes stacked together.

We should probably pay tribute to the fact that the Crunchwrap is a Taco Bell thing, right?

Okay, in all honesty, I’ve only eaten at Taco Bell once, and since it was past midnight, I don’t remember much, and really, isn’t that everyone’s Taco Bell experience? So in full disclosure, I’ve never eaten a true Taco Bell Crunchwrap which, it’s just, I know. I have a late night Bell run in my very near future.

I’m more of a Taco John’s girl myself (Potato Oles all tha wayyyy) but today we need to focus on what really matters.

You. Dinnertime. The Crunchwrap. The drippy, cheesy, hangry-face Crunchwrap.

Hand holding a Crunchwrap Supreme.
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Crunchwrap Supreme in a stack.

Crunchwrap Supreme


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: should be enough filling for 6-8 crunchwraps

Description

Just like the Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell – layers of taco meat, pepper jack queso, tostada, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, salsa, and hot sauce. SO YUM.


Ingredients

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Spicy Ground Beef

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • half an onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (add about 1 teaspoon salt if it’s unsalted)

Pepperjack Cheese Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces shredded Pepperjack cheese

Crunchwrap Extras (customize to your heart’s desire):

  • large flour “burrito” tortillas
  • something crunchy: tostadas work really well, but tortilla chips or, dare I say, Doritos (!!) would work, too
  • lettuce, tomato, cilantro
  • sour cream
  • salsa

Instructions

  1. Spicy Ground Beef: Heat the oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion, garlic, and beef. Cook / break apart until the beef is browned all the way through. Add taco seasoning and salt.
  2. Queso: Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Let the flour cook for a minute or two, then slowly add in the milk, whisking after each addition. When the sauce is smooth, remove from heat. Stir in the cheese. Season to taste.
  3. Crunch Wrap Time: Lay a large tortilla on a flat surface. Layer: beef, queso, crunchy stuff, sour cream, salsa / hot sauce, tomato, lettuce, cilantro. Fold the edges of the tortilla in. Place in a hot oiled skillet. Cook for a few minutes on each side until the exterior is firm, crunchy, and golden brown. Cut and serve! I like a little mashed avocado and hot sauce on top.

Notes

FOR REGULAR SIZE CRUNCHWRAPS: Keep your filling amounts minimal. It is very common to run into the issue of overflow, in which case, you can a) reduce filling amounts, b) fold it up as-is and hope for the best – I found even half-closed crunchwraps still grilled up nicely, c) break your tostadas into smaller pieces to allow you more space, or d) make a MEGA CRUNCHWRAP. See next note.

FOR MEGA CRUNCHWRAPS: Cut a few of the large flour tortillas so they are the same size as your tostadas. Then, once you’ve layered all ingredients, just place a small flour cutout tortilla on top and fold edges over that. This should buy you a little extra space for filling.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex

Keywords: crunchwrap, beef crunchwrap, crunchwrap supreme

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    Kara

    Taco Johns all the way!!! please tell me you order nacho cheese with your potato oles.
    The crunchwrap is my go to at Taco Bell. Everything about this post speaks to me. LOL

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    I’m not sure if I should be ashamed to say that I’ve ate a lot of Taco Bell over the years. I’ve only had a crunchwrap once, maybe twice. If I’m remembering correctly it was pretty good but your version looks absolutely amazing! I love that this is ‘fast food’ but probably a lot ‘healthier’ than picking up something in the drive-thru would be.

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    another lady face

    I would also like a folding demo! We have Taco Johns and Taco Bell here in WI, and I must say that Taco Johns crunch wraps are WAY BETTER than Taco Bell. If you are used to Taco Johns, you will be disappointed in your late night Taco Bell run… I speak from experience.

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    Nicole

    Oh my gosh.. I actually just made my own version of crunchwraps for the Super Bowl last night, and then I got this recipe in my email this morning! Super excited to try again with this homemade queso… EVERYONE needs to know how to make these!

    PS. Important to note – lay seam side down in the pan first!






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    Jane K

    Ok I am getting in my car this second and driving to Taco Bell! And then tomorrow I’ll make them at home — but for now I want it NOW!! 🙂

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    Being a UK resident I have no Taco Bell or Taco John experiences, but I’m gonna have a DIY Crunchwrap reeeeealllyyyy soon! These look amazing! Pinned.






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    Chloe

    I’ve been making homemade cruchwraps for years and they are the best! Such a good dish for a crowd, too, since everyone can customize it to their liking. I credit taco bell for the inspiration but homemade version knock the fast food version out of the park!






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    I love how you made a verb out of crunch wrap, I totally get it. This looks amazing and so clever. Easy too which makes it a weeknight thing. Thanks for this recipe!






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    Five stars because:

    1. Homemade queso.

    2. Got to send this text to my (perplexed) husband: “Honey, let’s pick up some tortillas on our way home. We’re going to crunchwrap tonight.”

    3. I’m going to try a breakfast version. So scrambled eggs + Doritos = legit excuse to eat Doritos for breakfast? 😛






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    I have never heard of Taco Johns! (West-coaster, here). I did eat at Taco Bell as a kid– and my attempts to eat there as an adult were not pleasant. Stick with the homemade version! That queso sounds amazing!






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    will save this for my day off my no-bread or tortilla, or cheese, or sour cream diet, love all of these flavors and can’t wait, thank you!






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    Beth

    I’m so glad you said you’re more of a Taco John’s girl!! I grew up on potato oles and none of my AZ friends get it when I look at them in disgust at the mention of Taco Bell.

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    I was eyeballing these pretty hard on Instagram the other day. I love you for using ground beef!!!!! I will be trying some of these. Amazing!!

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    I have never had a crunhwrap at Taco Bell either so this is new to me, but I am all in, love that saying ¨Crunchwrap the heck outta that¨ for just about anything. This is a MUST try.

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    Lindsay ODell

    These are amazing! I legit love taco Bell crunchwraps, but I don’t get them often anymore. These taste just like them. I’m obsessed. The question is fabulous too, worth the extra step. Perfect taco Tuesday






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      Marieke

      By lack of availability of tostadas, would you recommend breaking up a hard shell taco? Or using tortilla chips? Or do you have other suggestions? Thank you!!

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    Caroline

    Anyone else’s queso turn into a big blob? Mine did so I added almost a cup more of milk to get the right consistency. YUM

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      Lou

      Yes! Mine totally did as well! It was the consistency of play dough. Didn’t taste cheesy either.

      Does anyone know how to fix this?

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    Kimm

    I just made these! Pretty good and I figured out a way to get them seam side down without them falling apart. It was tricky. They were also very filling. I wasn’t expecting that. I used dairy free pepper jack cheese instead of the con queso. I would try them again. Might go with chicken net time.
    I make grilled stuffed burritos and I feel like they were just about the same. Thx for the inspiration!