Copycat Taco Bell Crunch Wraps

serves 8

Ingredients

  • 8 12-inch burrito size soft flour tortilla
  • 1 cup Tostitos jarred Salsa con Queso (medium)
  • 1 pound seasoned taco meat (recipe below)
  • 8 six-inch crispy corn tostadas
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup diced roma tomatoes
  • nonstick cooking spray

Directions

  1. Place a soft burrito size tortilla on a flat surface and spread 2 tablespoons of the salsa con queso into a 5-inch circle right in the center of the tortilla. 
  2. Layer the remaining ingredients on top of the salsa con queso in the following order: 1/4 cup taco meat, 1 corn tostada, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce, and 2 tablespoons diced tomatoes. 
  3. Now it's time to fold the crunch wrap - starting at the 12 o'clock position, grab the flour tortilla at the perimeter and fold it over until it reaches the center of the tomato layer; repeat at the 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 o'clock positions until you've gone around the entire perimeter of the tortilla and have a total of 6 folds - all the contents should be enclosed inside a hexagon shaped package.  
  4. Heat a large cast iron skillet and spritz it with a little nonstick cooking spray.  
  5. Toast the crunch wrap, folded side down, in the cast iron skillet, weighing it down with another cast iron skillet.  
  6. When the first side is toasted well, flip it over and toast the second side.  Serve hot.

Note:  Sometimes I add a little extra cheese on top of the tomato layer.  The hubs really likes them that way.

Seasoned Taco Meat

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning mix (or use the recipe below)
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Add taco seasoning mix and water to 1 pound of cooked and drained ground beef; heat until it bubbles, then reduce heat to low simmer for 10 minutes.

Taco Seasoning Mix

makes approx 1/4 cup - enough to season 1 pound of cooked ground beef

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules or beef soup base
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Combine together and mix well.

visit my blog at www.butteryum.org for step-by-step photos
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