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I have been stress eating since Election Day and let me tell you, the most random cravings come up when you stress eat.
Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme Recipe
The only thing at Taco Bell that I have ever liked was their quesadillas. The sauce was everything and that was honestly about the only thing I would order from there whenever I was forced to.
I can’t quite pinpoint when this was but I know recently in one of my moves, we were getting fast food and Taco Bell had been thrown into the mix as an option. I figured, sure, why not.
When we rolled up to the drive-thru, the Crunchwrap Supreme sounded good – like really good. I guess I was craving texture?
So having the CrunchWrap Supreme for the first time recently has now apparently spurred cravings for it which is why I’m here today sharing my homemade Crunchwrap Supreme Recipe, including the beef that pretty much tastes just like Taco Bell’s.
I also never thought I’d be sharing a homemade Crunchwrap Supreme recipe on the blog. That isn’t very me but it’s 2020 and we’ve got to have some wins, right?
Wait, so what is a Crunchwrap?
It’s a taco filled with meat, queso, hot sauce, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, and a crunchy tostada in the center.
It’s all wrapped up around the tostada so it’s basically a taco wrap aka burrito but with a tostada which is the ‘crunch’ in the Crunchwrap.
It’s sold at Taco Bell but I’m showing you how to make it at home.
How do you make the homemade Crunchwrap Supreme recipe?
First things first — find some pre-made tostadas. Apparently they can be hard to find and you can easily make them at home but it’s so much easier to buy them at the store because it makes making homemade Crunchwrap supremes easier.
Second, get yourself some tomato juice and cornmeal. Yes, you read that right.
Third, assemble and cook the ingredients and create an assembly line. It goes fast because you don’t want the Crunchwrap to get soggy or unwrap.
Why did you add tomato juice and cornmeal in the ground beef?
If you’ve ever had Taco Bell, you know their beef has this distinct flavor and texture. The tomato juice and cornmeal is exactly what gives it this! I learned this from Heidi and it’s actually where I got the recipe for the ground beef from. So thank you Heidi and her MIL!
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Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme
Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.
For the ground beef
- 1/2 pound 85/15 ground beef
- 1/4 small yellow onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup tomato juice
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
For the rest of the Crunchwraps
- 4 burrito-sized flour tortillas
- Fresh diced tomatoes
- Shredded lettuce leaves
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
- Queso (I used one that had jalapeño pieces in it to give it an extra kick)
- Hot sauce
- 4 tostadas
- In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef while breaking apart into small pieces with a spatula or wooden spoon.
- Once ground beef has browned and broken into small pieces, add onion, garlic, and seasonings.
- Stir to incorporate then add tomato juice and cornmeal. Stir to mix together and let simmer for 10 minutes until mixture starts to tighten up.
- Remove from heat and start an assembly line. Heat up a small skillet over medium heat.
- Warm up the flour tortillas for 20 seconds in the microwave. Place on a flat surface. Put a thin layer of ground beef mixture into the center of the tortilla then spread around.
- Next, layer on queso, cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, diced tomatoes, lettuce, and finally end with the tostada on top.
- Gather up the sides of the flour tortilla and fold them in towards the tostada. Place the Crunchwrap tostada/seam side DOWN into the skillet and let brown and "seal" for 4-5 minutes.
- Repeat until all four have been made. Eat warm and enjoy!