A crunchwrap supreme is the ultimate cheat day eat.
Imagine an extra large flour tortilla topped with seasoned ground beef, melty nacho cheese, a crispy tostada shell, freshly shredded lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and cool sour cream, folded up and grilled. It’s a Taco Bell classic and it’s one of my favorite things to make and eat.
I love Taco Bell. But if I’m being honest, I also love making things at home because, I dunno, it gives my life some sort of semblance of being grown up? Somehow, making dinner from scratch just feels good.
What is a crunchwrap supreme
It’s the best combination ever of crunchy and soft, savory and fresh. It’s basically a flattened burrito with a crispy crunchy tostada core. There’s seasoned beef, nacho cheese, a giant crunchy corn chip, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream all tucked into a flour tortilla that’s grilled. It’s SO GOOD.
It’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures. Making it at home makes it not-so-guilty because, everything’s healthier when you make it at home, right? Even if you eat three of them?!
A crunchy secret
The secret ingredient in a crunchwrap is the crunch. Crunchy things make you want to keep taking bite after bite and the crunch inside a crunchwrap is no exception. The crunch in a crunchwrap is a tostada, similar to a giant round tortilla chip.
How to make a crunchwrap supreme
- Prep. Get all your ingredients ready. You’ll need to cook up some taco seasoned beef, make or buy nacho cheese (I bought mine), shred some lettuce, and chop some tomatoes.
- Layer. Lay a giant flour tortilla on a flat surface. Place a scoop of seasoned beef into the middle and spoon on some warm nacho cheese. Place a tostada on top and layer on sour cream, then shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded cheese.
- Fold. Fold the sides of the flour tortilla up and over the filling, making a hexagon.
- Grill. Place the crunchwrap on a non-stick pan and grill until toasted, flipping once.
- Enjoy. That’s it! Enjoy your homemade crunchwrap!
How to fold a crunchwrap supreme
The end shape of a crunchwrap is a hexagon, with six sides. Take an edge of the tortilla and fold it down on to the fillings. Use one hand to hold it down in place and use your other hand to lift and fold another edge of the tortilla over the filling.
Continue folding and holding until you make 6 folds, then flip the crunchwrap, seam side down onto a non-stick frying pan and lightly grill over medium heat.
- Extra large flour tortilla. The larger your tortilla, the easier it will be to fold your crunchwrap. Go for the XL burrito size tortillas, at least 12 inches.
- Seasoned ground beef. You can use a handy seasoning packet – they even sell Taco Bell branded ones, but I’ve included a recipe that you can easily make at home with pantry spices.
- Nacho cheese. The gooey nacho cheese is a signature in a crunchwrap. If you don’t have have nacho cheese and don’t want to make it, you can used shredded. They sell nacho cheese at the store but if you want to go all out and make queso, here’s a recipe. Pro tip: keep some extra around for dipping.
- Tostada. They sell tostadas right next to the tortillas. They look like crispy fried corn tortillas because that’s what they are. You can also fry up small corn tortillas if you don’t want to buy tostadas.
- Sour cream. Sour cream is pretty self explanatory. You can also sub greek yogurt if you’re looking to be a bit healthier.
- Lettuce. I like green leaf lettuce but any shredded lettuce will do.
- Tomatoes. diced tomatoes add sweetness and juiciness.
- Shredded cheese. the shredded cheese is a bit over the top considering there’s nacho cheese, which is why Taco Bell doesn’t actually have a shredded cheese layer. But more cheese = more better!
What is a tostada?
A tostada is a small corn tortilla that’s been fried, baked, or grilled so it has a crispy crunchy texture like a tortilla chip.
How to make tostadas at home
Add a bit of oil to a frying pan and heat it up over medium heat. Add a corn tortilla and fry it, until it sizzles and turns golden brown, flipping as needed. Let it cool and drain. It will become crisp and crunchy after it cools down.
What size tortillas do I need for crunchwrap supremes?
The bigger the better! An extra large tortilla, at least 12 inches in size will make it easier for you to fold up and over the fillings.
What if I can’t find extra large tortillas?
If you can’t find giant flour tortillas, grab the biggest ones you can find. Get a second pack of the smallest flour tortillas. Assemble your crunch wrap and in the middle, on top of the fillings, place a small flour tortilla on top and fold the original tortilla over the fillings covered with the tortilla.
What can I put inside a crunchwrap?
Absolutely anything. If you’re a fan of chicken, pork, or turkey, you can use those instead of ground beef. You can even make crunchwraps with carnitas, barbacoa, chicken tinga, al pastor, the list goes on. If you’re vegetarian you can use beans, refried beans, or tofu.
Other crunchy things to add to a crunchwrap
- flaming hot cheetos
The crunchwrap hack
Try the tiktok wrap hack if you want a slightly different (and easier) way to fold your crunchwrap. Both are good!
The ultimate cheat day eat
If you’re not using extra large tortillas, place a extra tortilla in the middle on top of the filling before folding.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 631 Calories from Fat 239
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 11.6g73%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.