Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yummy Crunchwrap Supremes

It's time to share some of the delicious Pinterest inspired recipes we've been trying around here. Up first is one of my favorites- Crunchwrap Supremes! It's so simple I wonder how I've never thought to do it at home on my own before. Kudos to Full Bellies, Happy Kids for coming up with the obvious here. It's much appreciated!

The great thing about these crunchwraps is that you can completely customize them to your liking. If someone wants black olive slices in theirs, go ahead. If someone wants salsa, hook 'em up. Don't like sour cream? Leave it out! Easy peasy! You can also make them a little healthier than what you find at the fast food joint. Try making them with ground chicken or turkey meat. Use fat free sour cream and reduced fat cheese. You could even try healthier tortilla wraps. Again, it's all up to you!

Ingredients (for a basic Crunchwrap Supreme):
  • Large (burrito size) tortilla shells
  • Small tostada shells (or as FB,HK used, tortilla chips)
  • Queso sauce
  • Pre-cooked taco meat (I obviously used beef)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
Other options could include, but are certainly not limited to:
  • Taco Sauce (I usually poor some on as I go)
  • Jalapenos
  • Bell or banana peppers
  • Black or refried beans (which I've tried and really enjoyed)
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes (which are actually in Taco Bell's version)
  • And whatever else you think might appeal to you!
Here's what we used the first time we made them
(I had the taco meat on hand as extra from another meal that week)

Directions:
  1. Warm your tortilla in the microwave to make it soft enough to bend
  2. Put a dollop of queso sauce in the center of your tortilla, but be sure to leave a wide edge so you can wrap it around later
  3. Spoon some taco meat on the cheese (this is where your beans would go, too, if you wanted to add them)
  4. Place the tostada shell, corn tortilla, or a couple tortilla chips on top of the meat (depending on the size of the shell you may have to break it to make the center of your crunchwrap a little smaller so it will close)
  5. Spoon a dollop of sour cream and spread over the shell
  6. Sprinkle some shredded lettuce and shredded cheese on top (this would also be the place for any peppers, tomatoes, etc.)
  7. Wrap the edges up toward the center until they close around your filling (if it won't cover it all, tear a piece off another tortilla to cover the top and wrap the edges around it)
  8. With some ninja quickness flip the crunchwrap into a warm non-stick pan, fold side down. Lightly pressed down with your spatula to seal the folds and brown. It won't take long
  9. Carefully flip it over once the edges are sealed and lightly brown the bottom side. This won't take long either because really, you're just warming that yummy, gooey queso on the bottom


You're ready to eat!! You can cut it in half to make it easier to handle, but with everything sealed into the wrap it's pretty manageable as is. If you were to cut it open though, you'd find this nice layered little pocket.
Yummy!
These are so quick and easy to make! We love our taco nights around here, but I sure do like this alternative- especially since they come pre-made! I don't have to make both kids their tacos before assembling mine, only to take the first bite and have one of them ask me to make them another... *sigh*...

And if you're like me and tend to have taco meat in the fridge at almost any given time, it's great to make single servings with. Nights when the hubs has school and the kids want chicken nuggets, I can make myself a delicious meal that wasn't frozen in some way...

Thanks again to Full Bellies, Happy Kids for thinking to do this at home and sharing it with the world. I'll definitely be paying more attention to some of my favorite meals at restaurants and fast food places to see what else I can recreate at home!

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28 comments:

  1. These are so amazingly delicious!!! I have a strong feeling that this will become one of our favorite meals...

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  2. Wow....these are easy,fast and a family favorite at our house! O did I mention cheap to make ;).....love.....love these!!!!!

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  3. Sounds delicious! Don't forget that the taco meat, cheese and sour cream can be substituted with Morningstar Crumbles as well as vegan sour cream and cheese to make a cruelty-free crunch wrap supreme! Thanks for sharing:)

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  4. Having to eat a vegan crunch wrap would be cruel!

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    1. Hahaha I thought the same thing!!! Just wrong lol

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  5. after prepared, can these be frozen for easy heat up and easy lunches?

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  6. I think the crunchy bits would get soggy pretty quick if you tried to freeze them already assembled.

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  7. Instead of fiddling with a frying a pan I used a George Foreman grill to heat mine up. Also, I made mine with chicken. Delicious!

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    1. I'm making these tomorrow night and will definitely have to try the grill idea. I've also made these with chicken and agree, absolutely delicious!

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  8. I found your post via Pinterest and love this idea. It had never occurred to me to try this - thanks! I used crumbed/breaded chicken pieces instead of meat. Happy cooking!

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  9. Made this last night! Amazing:) Seen on pinterest

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  10. I tried this tonight for dinner. My family gives this two thumbs up!

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  11. making this tonight :) go check out my blog as well. www.bythetimeicounttofive.blogspot.com

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  12. oops! ninjaquickness FAIL! ooo... dog treat :D

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  13. I will replace the meat with Mexican corn, black beans and pinto beans and I now have a vegetarian version :)

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  14. I heat 2 pans. That way I can heat the top part with the bottom of the other pan? Does that make sense? Don't push too hard though. You don't want to crush that tostada. :D Love these.

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  15. thank you a 1000 times my family will love it and be very thankfull

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  16. Cannot wait to try this...looks delicious!!! I love you blog, would love if you checked mine out as well....http://shansthecollegecookbook.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm making these on Sunday, thanks for your good ideas, pictures, and directions!

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  18. made this for lunch and the family was begging for seconds!! :)

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  19. Just made these tonight and the family wants more than just one each, they came out AWESOME!.. thank you so much for the pictures and step by step instructions.

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  20. These were fantastic! Hubby loves the ones at Taco Bell and said this was a game changer! Just a tip - we couldn't find round hard shells so we just took regular hard taco shells and broke them in half so they made a circle - worked perfectly! So yummy. Thank you! Found this on Pinterest.

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  21. Absolutely adore cheese. Any kind is ok with me. Would love to win the package. Crazyask.com

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