Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme - Copycat Recipe




About: My name is Troy. I'm a Mechatronics graduate studying Aerospace Engineering. I like to make things and spend time outdoors (especially SCUBA diving). I am a Community Manager for Instructables.

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.

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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.

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    30 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    4 replies

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    Reply 4 years ago

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

    Dr The BoB

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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!



    4 years ago on Introduction

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


    2 years ago

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


    4 years ago

    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!


    4 years ago

    probably healthier too! :-D

    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