My husband and I basically met in a Taco Bell. My roommate was like, “Some guys invited me to Taco Bell on Tuesday, and I think they invited a bunch of people, but I don’t want to be the only one there, so you have to come with me.” Turns out, while they did invite a bunch of people, my roomie and I were the only ones to show. Just me and my roommate, and Adam and his roommate, eating Taco Bell.
Taco Bell Tuesday grew to be much bigger (as in, more people showed up) as the semester wore on, and in the years hence it became Taco Bell Tuesday on Friday because we were just that cool. Anyway, while I don’t eat TB very often any more, it holds a very special place in my heart.
While I was perusing Pinterest a few years ago, I saw a copycat recipe for the Crunchwrap Supreme. And I immediately made it, and since then we’ve made it multiple times, most often with chicken. This time we made it with beef, and I forgot how good it was. We didn’t even try to strictly follow Taco Bell’s recipe: we used real meat 😉 and added avocado.
Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme
.5 Pounds of Ground Beef
1/4 Cup of Onion, Diced
2 Teaspoons of Cumin
1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon of Paprika
2 Tablespoons of Water
5 Burrito Tortillas
8 Ounces of Cheddar Cheese
Make the beef:
In a skillet, heat the beef on medium heat until there is no pink.
Drain the fat.
Add the water and spices and continue heating until the water is gone.
Cut one tortilla into fourths. Set aside.
Layer 1/2 C beef, lettuce, tomato, avocado, sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips, and more cheese on each of the four whole tortillas. Keep everything in the middle of the tortilla, leaving about three inches or more of a boundary around the outside of the tortilla.
Take one fourth of the split tortillas, and layer it on top.
Then fold the outside of the tortilla in around the edges. Use cheese underneath so that when is heated, it will be sealed shut.
Put a spatula over the crunchwrap so it doesn’t unfold.
Slide the spatula out from underneath the crunchwrap into a hot frying pan (on medium).
Cook until golden brown. Flip. Cook until golden brown.