Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes

As my little break from running continues, I thought I would share a fun recipe that I put together this weekend from Pinterest.

Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes

Yes, you read that right. This is not a healthy living blog so I'm going to share this recipe with all of you! It actually wasn't too difficult to make, but kind of time-consuming to make more than one at a time. (Perhaps that is a sign not to share??) Here is a link to the original recipe.

Ingredients
Taco meat (we used refried beans that I flavored with taco seasoning)
Nacho cheese (this is surprisingly hard to find so I used salsa con queso instead)
Corn tortillas
Large flour tortillas
Tomatoes
Lettuce
Sour cream

1) First, you cook up the meat or beans as this step probably takes longest. We used refried beans with a little taco seasoning for a vegetarian version.
2) Next, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and crisp up the corn tortilla. Mine didn't get super crisp so I wonder if a toaster oven would work better? I was worried about them burning in the toaster oven (but I ended up leaving one in too long in the regular oven anyways...) Please let me know if you try this out.
3) Next, heat up a little bit of the cheese so it is easy to spread around. I poured out a little into a ramekin and popped it into the microwave for 15 seconds
4) Assemble your crunchwrap as follows:

Beans/meat on the bottom
Cheese
Crisp corn tortilla
Sour cream
Tomatoes
Lettuce (I omitted lettuce on mine and used avocado instead. Delicious!)
For those visual learners, here is a lovely picture guide. (Not drawn to scale, obviously)

When it is assembled, fold over the sides and heat in a small frying pan (with a little Pam cooking spray), face down. The directions said medium heat with 3 minutes on each side. This didn't crisp them up enough for me so I left them on a little longer. (Just be careful you don't burn them in this step or you'll have to start all over again!)


And voila. Homemade crunchwrap supremes! They were delicious! And since you are in charge of the ingredient distribution, it was evenly distributed from start to finish. I will probably make these again the next time the craving hits.

17 comments:

  1. Yum! Not sure why I never thought of re-creating at home. I'll just have to be careful not to overfill so I can fold all the sides over! :)

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  2. Yummmmmmm. Love your diagram.

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  3. I tried to channel my inner Shelby. Her MS Paint drawings are like a thousand times better!

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  4. If so, no biggie. You can always use another part of the flour tortilla to fill in the gap (She recommends that in the original recipe post).

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  5. HOLY CRAP, I LOVE YOU. I have always wanted one of these, but haven't because of their meaty composition. Also, that drawing is fantastic and makes it so clear.

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  6. I'm glad I could help. None of the ingredients are all that expensive and you know you can find plenty of other uses for... sour cream, beans, etc, etc.

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  7. That looks so delicious! I am going to have to try this sometime. I've crisped corn tortillas in my toaster over before. Have you tried putting a small amount of oil on them before toasting? Like, just a spray from a spritz bottle with oil in it or using a paper towel with oil to put a really thin layer on? That really helps with crisping.

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  8. Hahaha, I love the graphic! And this is probably healthy compared to the original :) I do meatless mondays, which more often than not are some combination of beans, cheese and veggies, so I'm going to try this out!

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  9. I bet you could add some grilled veggies in there along with the tomatoes that the recipe calls for.

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  10. Hmm, I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to give it a try next time. Thanks for the tip Trish!

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  11. This looks so good! From what everyone is saying, it sounds like a recreation of something... can you get this at a restaurant or something?

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  12. Yes, it is from the Taco Bell menu. Although, I would hardly call Taco Bell a "restaurant"

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  13. That's what I'm thinking! Maybe some grilled onions and peppers, and even some guac. Let's take this Crunchwrap from supreme to extreme!

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  14. I used to eat these in college ALL THE TIME. I'm making a healthy version. Now.

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