Introduction: Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme - Copycat Recipe

As a college student, fast food is my Achilles heel. When I'm cramming for a test or staying up all night writing a research paper, Taco Bell has been one of my best friends. Wanting to start saving money and eat healthier, this Crunchwrap Supreme copycat recipe was born.

Step 1: Cook Ground Beef


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons Seasoned Salt
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes


  1. Brown meat in a large skillet on medium heat, drain fat
  2. Add 3/4 cup water
  3. Mix in seasonings
  4. Bring to boil for 5 minutes stirring occasionally
  5. Reduce heat

Step 2: Prep Ingredients

For the copycat recipe you will need the following:

  • Ground Beef (see previous step)
  • Queso (nacho cheese sauce)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sour Cream

If you'd like to add other ingredients not contained in the original Crunchwrap Supreme, the following make excellent additions:

  • Refried Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Olives
  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Avocados
  • Guacamole
  • Diced Onions
  • Pico de Gallo

Step 3: Tortillas and Tostadas

For the Crunchwrap Supreme, you will need to purchase or make the largest flour tortillas possible.

You can purchase or make your own tostada shells. To make your own, brush both sides of a corn tortilla with vegetable oil, bake on a cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes at 400°F.

Step 4: Tortilla

Warm the tortilla in a skillet.

Step 5: Ground Beef

Add ground beef.

Step 6: Queso

Add queso (nacho cheese sauce) over ground beef.

Step 7: Tostada Shell

Add tostada shell.

Step 8: Cheese

Add shredded cheese.

Step 9: Lettuce

Add shredded lettuce.

Step 10: Tomatoes

Add diced tomatoes.

Step 11: Sour Cream

Spoon sour cream.

Step 12: Fold and Brown Crunchwrap

Starting on one edge, slowly fold the edges around to the center.

Throughout the previous steps, you will have successfully heated the bottom side of the Crunchwrap.

Flip Crunchwrap and brown the top.

Step 13: Enjoy!

Now enjoy your finished copycat Crunchwrap Supreme. This is a more healthy and less expensive alternative to stopping by the local Taco Bell.


dvrnhll made it! (author)2015-03-10

It looks great and all but you've modified the Taco Bell version quite a bit by using actual, real beef. Not very authentic. ;7)

I'm trying your version for the kids this weekend.

tomatoskins made it! (author)tomatoskins2015-03-10

I tried to find the fake beef at the store, but Taco Bell must have monopoly on the supplier. :) Let me know how yours turn out!

ccronkhite made it! (author)ccronkhite2015-03-30

You could probably cook some sawdust in grease with taco seasonings as a substitute :D

tomatoskins made it! (author)tomatoskins2015-03-30


bubbaclaw made it! (author)bubbaclaw2015-03-22

Thanks for that laugh. :]

Dr The BoB made it! (author)2015-03-09

Impressive! :)
This recipe has "Friday Night Movie with the Boys" written all over it!

I will be trying it out over the coming weeks, Thanks for posting!


seamster made it! (author)2015-03-09

This look so tasty! I could go for about four of these right now. Do you deliver?

eka1 made it! (author)2017-02-09

Omg amazing, can't wait to make it. Thanks for sharing

NaturallyHairAboutYou made it! (author)2015-06-23

Looks Yummy!!!! Can't wait to try it.

crapsoup made it! (author)2015-06-10

You are a taco wizard!

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tomatoskins made it! (author)tomatoskins2015-06-10

Hahaha I will gladly accept that title! :)

Proto G made it! (author)2015-04-12

Awesome, I have to try this.

mybriet made it! (author)2015-03-26

Seeing how you are a community manager, college graduate and have great Instructables.... Maybe you should run for president next term under the "Instructables Party"! I think the Pentagon would have some interesting new implementations!

mybriet made it! (author)2015-03-26

probably healthier too! :-D

Moose Art Design made it! (author)2015-03-16

Yeah this looks incredible, but I'm gonna have to stop by a Taco Bell for the fountain Big Red at least.

Trustthapo made it! (author)Trustthapo2015-03-17

That's a funny way to say Baja Blast.

Moose Art Design made it! (author)Moose Art Design2015-03-19

Rollin through a Taco Bell at 2:30 in the morning affords you special opportunities. Like free Baja Blasts because they are slow.... maybe something to do with them working at a Taco Bell at night lol

Trustthapo made it! (author)Trustthapo2015-03-23

Maaaan, none of our Taco Bells are open that late. 12 or 1 at the most if we're lucky.

mo300zx made it! (author)2015-03-21

It was great !!! Everyone loved it !

tomatoskins made it! (author)tomatoskins2015-03-22

I'm glad that you tried it! These is one of my favorite recipes!

garethllewelyn made it! (author)2015-03-18

Super, real meat an all...

SpinninJenny made it! (author)2015-03-17

I made this for my grandkids at home when Taco Bell first introduced the CrunchWrap. They were amazed that it could be made at home! I don't like tostados, so I used just corn taco chips that I had on hand. I like these better for CrunchWraps. BTW, I've made a similar breakfast wrap, and they turned out very good! Great Instructable!

NitroRustlerDriver made it! (author)2015-03-17

I make these all the time! I get tortillas that are about 15" across, then grill the in the George Foreman to seal them up. If you can't find tortillas big enough, you can cut a tortilla in 4 and use one piece to fill in the middle where the smaller tortilla doesn't cover. I also like to add refried beans in mine sometimes.

And to those saying Taco Bell uses "fake" beef, there is nothing fake about it, it's just freeze dried. It at some point was cow, it's just highly processed.

NitroRustlerDriver made it! (author)NitroRustlerDriver2015-03-17

Forgot to add a picture of the tortillas I use!

clazman made it! (author)2015-03-17

Make a couple dozen, freeze them and then ship them to me. Don't forget the dry ice. lol

Just let me know your cost.

yummy yummy

That will cover the first months order.

Oh, somebody has beat me to it..

vazglavnichko made it! (author)2015-03-12

Mhh, very tasteful!

crank_girl made it! (author)2015-03-11

Yum! As a Brit I've only recently been introduced to the artery clogging delights of taco bell. :)

lj1vukoder made it! (author)2015-03-09

Can we get a breakfast crunch wrap too?

tomatoskins made it! (author)tomatoskins2015-03-10

I've actually never had one. I'll need to try one sometime and let you know how it goes!

lj1vukoder made it! (author)lj1vukoder2015-03-10

I hope to see it soon! WARNING: they are addicting...

Snowflakepixie77 made it! (author)2015-03-09

Looks delicious! I'll have to try this someday

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