Somewhere along the line, someone in Instagram-land decided to make Saturday into Caturday 😹 And while we love our cats, I can’t see making a post about them every single Saturday!
They pretty much do the same thing daily, judge us 😬
So I decided to do a play on that and do “CopyCaturday”. Every Saturday I’m going to find a copycat recipe and make it! See which we find closest, or most improved from the original! We don’t eat much fast food, but we do think there are some good possibilities out there for a good home cooked version.
This week we decided to try Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme! It’s the only thing Zach says he will eat at Taco Bell (we never go to fast food places, so I have no reason to doubt that info 😆)
Taco Bell's Crunchwrap Supreme
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
- 1 small onion, yellow chopped
- 2 tbsp taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tbsp garlic minced
- 8 ounces queso cheese dip warmed
- 6 flour tortillas large, burrito size
- 6 tostada shells
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups lettuce shredded
- 1 tomato diced
- 1 cup mexican cheese bllend shredded
- cooking spray or olive oil
- In a large, heated skillet, cook ground beef and onion until beef is cooked through. Drain grease. Stir in taco seasoning, water and minced garlic. Continue to cook until it starts to boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
- Warm the queso cheese dip in small pan on stovetop just until creamy. Warm tortillas in oven preheated to 200°.
- Lay one tortilla on a flat surface. Spread about 1/2 cup of taco meat onto the center of the tortilla. Add a few tablespoons of the warmed queso dip on top of the meat. Top meat and cheese with one tostada shell. Spread a thin layer of sour cream on top of the tostada. Top with lettuce, tomato and cheese.
- Cut a small piece of tortilla to cover layered taco. Fold the bottom tortilla over the center, folding the edge over the center as you go around.
- Repeat process with remaining tortillas and fillings. There will be a total of 6 crunchwraps.
- Spray a large, non-stick pan with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Place one crunchwrap, seam side down, into skillet. Cook for 2 minutes or until golden-brown. Flip over and repeat on other side.
- Serve with sour cream, queso or any additional toppings.
We made this together. I was in charge of getting it to the pan-frying the assembled crunchwrap stage and Zach did the frying 🙂
Prepping was easy 🙂
The prepping and cooking parts of this recipe were identical to making a regular taco! I had some taco seasoning that I had made (quite a while ago) so I used that up in this recipe.
Just like the recipe says, brown the meat and onions, place it on the tortillas (again, we were using up what we bought last week, instead of the pack we had purchased this morning!)
It’s at this point we realize those tortillas were not nearly large enough to fold over the middle! They weren’t even large enough to fold over the sides. Fortunately we had purchased large tortillas! So we took the meat and cheese off the smaller tortillas and transferred it to the larger ones!
So when buying tortillas for this recipe, check the size against some tostada shells!
I warmed up the queso on the stove, and then spooned it over the warm beef mixture. And it pretty much disappeared! I know that Taco Bell uses Nacho Cheese Dip, but we wanted the queso dip instead, so maybe next time ~ nacho cheese!
↘🌮Layers, Layers, Layers🌮↙
Zach took the smaller tortillas and cut them for our center pieces for the top ~ so no waste!
Crunchwrap Supreme Perfection!
Zach did a great job pan frying these things! The top folded tortilla just wanted to unfold! Pretty sure that there was some opening and then re-closing of them! I tried to “glue” it together with queso, but it was a no on that!
Finished product! It was pretty good! I felt as if that taco seasoning I made quite some time ago may have lost some flavor! So next time I’m going to make it fresh! I could have added a lot more tomato, since it seemed to be lost in the mix!
Zach suggested Pico de Gallo instead of the tomatoes, and while that isn’t the way Taco Bell does it, it sure can be the way Nancy & Zach do it! I make some pretty good pico 😁
CopyCat Crunchwrap Supreme ?
Was it a complete copycat? No 🙁
Mainly because of the taco seasoning! I did not use a copycat of Taco Bell’s seasoning (or buy it already made in the store). So the taste was a bit different! Of course, the rest was spot on! The building of the crunchwrap was just as remembered, and the crunch was perfect!
Will we make it again? Yes!
Definitely a WIN recipe! Just a tweak on my own seasoning 😂
So what’s the plan for next Saturday? I have no idea just yet!
Caturday Recipes Aplenty!
There is a site called Top Secret Recipes that has a ton of available fast food and restaurant copycat recipes. It is not a free site! You can buy recipes in different ways, individually or buy one of the books, there is also a membership that you get 8 free recipes a month, you get the picture! Click on the chef below to check it out!
Another great resource is Copycat.com . Here you will find TONS of FREE recipes!! She also has a few books available on Amazon! Either way, it’s a win! 😋