Friday, April 25, 2014

Day Seventy-Eight - Homemade Crunch Wrap (4.21.14)

  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 6 small corn tortillas
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoing
  • sour cream
  • nacho cheese (or queso dip)
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • refried beans (optinonal)

  1. Prepare ground beef according to taco seasoning instructions. Set aside.
  2. Bake the corn tortillas in the oven at 400 degrees for a couple of minutes, until they are golden and crunchy. 
  3. Microwave flour tortillas, one at a time (they cool off quickly), for about 10 seconds to warm them up; this will make wrapping them easier.
  4. Lay out the flour tortilla. Spoon some nacho cheese into the center of the tortilla, top with seasoned beef. Place corn tortilla on top of the cheese/beef. Spread sour cream/refried beans on top of the corn tortilla and sprinkle lettuce and tomatoes on top of that.
  5. Starting with the bottom of the tortilla, fold the edge up to the center. Continue doing this around the tortilla until it is all folded over. If your filling isn't entirely enclosed cut a piece from another tortilla, cover opening then wrap the tortilla again.
  6. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and heat to medium-low heat. Place the crunchwrap, seam-side down, in the pan. Press with a spatula and cook for 3 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Flip and cook another 3 minutes. 


Potter: I absolutely love Taco Bell's crunchwrap. This was by far the best version of this I have ever had. It was delicious. And do you want to know the best part? It came with no regrets that night or the next day (I even had leftovers for lunch). We topped it with some taco sauce and salsa. Man was it good.

Katie: Completely agree with Potter. I don't love anything about Taco Bell, but crunchwrap supreme is my go-to when I do grab it every once in a long while. This dish was a great homemade replacement for fast food though and I don't know that I'll really want a Taco Bell version again. I can't speak to how easy it really was, but it looked fairly simple while Potter was putting it together. I really enjoyed that everything in it was fresh and even though it may still not be the healthiest dish, it was WAAAAY better than the other option.