• Cheyenne Crennan

Dorito Nacho Crunch Wrap

I will never forget my first crunch wrap supreme. Forgive me for the PG-13 story coming up.



I was 17, at my college boyfriends apartment, drunk off some Smirnoff flavored vodka, and someone asked if we wanted Taco Bell. Has any drunk person ever passed up Taco Bell in the history of ever? Bet not.


I always got my go-to (and let me say it is still just as good) BUT on this particular night I didn't want a cheesy Gordita crunch. My friend told the Taco Bell delivery friend, whose name I do not recall, ( obviously) to get me a crunch wrap supreme. That is where it ended my readers. I was hooked for life. I don't know who at Taco Bell came up with the crunch wrap supreme, but I love them.


Pinterest and a few blogs are generally my favorites for recipes. I tweak them for my personal use but the basis of this recipe came from a video I saw while scrolling one day. It gave the breakdown of how to make a crunch wrap supreme of your very own. As you would imagine, I had to go try for myself.



The basis was simple; burrito sized tortilla, cheese wiz, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, ground beef, shredded cheese, sour cream and a crispy tortilla circle. I do not know where to get the crispy tortilla circle that these people have. The first time I made this I used the flattest two tortilla chips I could find, and that's how I continue to make it today. It works and then I have the rest of the bag for regular tortilla chip purposes.


First, I changed it up a bit with the Mission Carb Smart Whole Wheat tortillas. This was for a treat because we do the generally low-carb lifestyle, and even when we "cheat" we're still carb sensitive. But for you, I will go all in and use regular flour tortillas. The next adjustment I made was an idea all from Matt. He bought the "nacho taco shells" from Old El Paso and was obsessed with them, and also loves the "taco in a bag" or "walking taco" idea from parties we've been to. I thought, well why not stick some Doritos inside the homemade crunch wrap and really love ourselves on cheat night.



HOLY CRAP.


It was amazing. Everything about the homemade crunch wrap, including the whole wheat carb smart tortilla (that you do not see here), and added Doritos to try to outweigh the unhealthy, but really it doesn't do much. This is not a low-carb meal, but it is a delicious one. We can all agree that cheating a bit is necessary. Otherwise, we may forget the point of life and why deep fried boneless buffalo wings with ranch dressing are so good.


So here's what you need:



And here's what you do, step by step:


Cheese spread in the middle, make sure it's melted but not extremely hot. 30 seconds in the microwave should do it.

This is leftover from burritos, so it was preseason, but you're going to want taco seasoned ground beef.

Find three of the flattest Doritos you can in a bag, and use those as the flat tortilla shell.

Use the back side of the spoon to flatten out the sour cream, and don't go overboard. This looks like a lot, but it's really just a standard teaspoon, spread well.

Top the sour cream with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes.

Finish with a sprinkle of shredded cheese. I used Mexican style, but you can use shredded cheddar, Colby jack, something softer. I would avoid the sharp cheeses. They don't melt the way we're looking for with this wrap. Spray a skillet with cooking spray, and heat on MEDIUM.

For the wrap: fold the bottom up to the middle.

Take the bottom right corner and fold that up into the center.

Fold the top right corner down to the center.

Take the bottom left corner and fold into the center.

Finally, fold the top corner and fold that down to the center to complete the wrap.

Use toothpicks to hold in place while a the skillet heats up.

Remove the toothpicks and place your crunch wrap FACE DOWN. Cook for 3 minutes.

Flip it over with a spatula, very gently. Check out that seal! The shredded cheese in the center melts and holds the whole enchilad- I mean crunch wrap together!

Take the wrap out of the skillet and let it set on a plate or cutting board, for 2 minutes to avoid scorching your mouth, because you will not care how hot it is, you will just keep eating.


Enjoy xo



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