Taco Thursday: Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes!

Taco Bell may not be your first thought when someone asks you for a recommendation for good Mexican food, but you have to admit that they have come up with some interesting concoctions over the years. As you may remember from my restaurant review, one of my favorite Taco Bell staples is the crunchwrap supreme. We’ve come to find out, these are actually quite easy to make yourself.

What you need:

LARGE tortillas (the larger the better; if they aren’t super big, you’re going to have to use small shells to patch the hole like us)

Ground beef or turkey

Flat hard shells (or you can toast soft shells until they get crispy like we did)

Nacho Cheese

Salsa

Lettuce

Sour cream

Shredded Cheese

How you do it:

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes - Charleston Crafted

The pictures pretty much describe the process pretty easily. Just lay out your tortilla and stack your toppings one by one.

We made the “crunch” by toasting taco sized soft shells in the oven. Spray both sides with cooking spray and sprinkle with a spice, if you’d like- we used taco seasoning. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 until golden brown – about five minutes.

We went soft shell – meat – crunchy – cheese sauce – salsa – lettuce – cheese.

Then, fold over the edges of your tortilla one by one and carefully place it on the grill (a George Foreman grill really comes in handy here). When it looks better than the ones from Taco Bell, you’re done!

These were so good, I can’t wait to try them out with other taco fillings, like this peach pork. Yummmmm!

Have you copied recipes from any restaurants? How did they turn out?

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