Edit: So I keep getting emails reminding me that I forgot the cheese sauce. I didn't forget it, I simply used shredded cheese instead because it's what I had on hand. I've edited the recipe though to include the nacho cheese sauce for those who prefer it.
So there are very few things that I love, like adore, when it comes to fast food places. In and Out Burgers are one even though I'll let you know that I'm kinda burned out on burgers right now and nothing seems appealing.
Then there's Taco Bell and while I do enjoy a good Chalupa the Crunchwraps are my downfall. Man oh man, I love those.
I just don't like having to leave my house when I feel like one, I also don't like spending the gas money, or waiting in the drive thru, or leaving the house to go get one....oh wait, I've said that already.
I always find that if I can replicate something I really enjoy, it not only saves me time and money but I can also see what is going in to it and I can make it lower fat or pile on the cheese if I so wish.
I was craving Crunchwraps the other day and hubby was at work and we only have the one vehicle, so going out was out of the question, so I sat here and thought about what all went into one of these and thought "it can't be that easy, I must be missing something?". Online I went and after a quick search I realized that I was right, there really is nothing special or out of this world to these...YAY!
So all that babbling just to show you how to make some crunchwraps at home. Ha!
Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme
Large Flour Tortillas burrito style
1 lb ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
shredded cheese or nacho cheese
tortilla chips (you could use use a corn tortilla)
Brown ground beef in a skillet, add the packet of taco seasoning and stir until mixed well. Cook for another minute or so.
Microwave the tortillas for a few seconds just to warm them up, it will make the wrapping easier.
Take a tortilla, spread some sour cream in the center.
Top with ground beef (1 lb ground beef made 4 crunchwraps, but they were nice and stuffed, you could probably get another 1 or two out of it if you don't use too much meat).
Top with shredded cheese or a few scoops of nacho cheese.
Next add a layer of tortilla chips or at this point you would add a small corn tortilla like a tostada size.
Top with lettuce and tomato and then starting on the bottom, fold up the tortilla toward the center, continue all the way around until it is all folded over, it WON'T cover it completely.
Carefully lift it up and set it fold side down on a non stick pan. Press with a spatula and cook until nice and brown, flip it over and cook the other side. It won't take long at all.
For a lower fat version, you could substitute low fat tortillas, low fat sour cream, low fat cheese etc :)