Vegetarian Crunch Wrap Supreme

Crunch wrap supremeThis is more than just a homemade version of a guilty pleasure food. This is my #1 go-to road trip meal. I love Taco Bell crunch wrap supreme, except I always substitute the ground beef for refried beans. Next time I go I think I’ll see if they can make it with black beans, as I think I heard they have a new black bean burrito.

A crunch wrap supreme just feels more interesting, flavor-wise, than a plain bean burrito. I also like their seven layer burrito, but I love how the crunch wrap just feels easier to eat. That’s a high priority if you’re road tripping and you don’t want burrito all over your passenger seat. This homemade version is actually pretty healthy, and it allows you to add more of your favorite flavors (avocado!) and go light on anything you don’t love (tomatoes!).
 Vegetarian crunch wrap supreme Homemade Crunch Wrap Supreme, makes six.

1 can refried beans
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tablespoons chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or any cheese you like)
12 large burrito-size flour tortilla shells
6 corn tortilla shells
2 avocados
1 lime
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2/3 cup sour cream
1-2 cups finely chopped lettuce
1 roma tomato, cubed

Start by sautéing the garlic and onion in a tablespoon of olive oil. Once softened add the refried beans and cumin; stir to combine. Cook until warmed through.

In a small bowl mash up the avocados (removing the skin and seed first, of course). Stir in juice from half the lime and the cilantro. Taste and add a little salt if you like. Set aside.

How to make a crunch wrap supremeCook the corn tortillas in a hot skillet with a tablespoon of oil. The goal is to get the corn tortillas crispy, but not burnt. As I cook these I like to place them in between layers of paper towels (once removed from the skillet) to soak up any extra oil. Set aside.

Now assemble the crunch wraps. This is the fun part. Onto one large burrito shell add a big spoonful of refried beans. Pile on some cheese. (Just a handful will do.) Now add the crispy corn tortilla. Spread on that simple guacamole we made. Spread on some sour cream. Add on lettuce and tomatoes. Now add another flour tortilla. Use a pair of kitchen shears to cut the burrito shell down to the same size as the corn tortilla. Fold the larger flour tortilla over the top. 

Cook in a hot skillet with a tablespoon or two of olive oil. To keep the flour tortilla shell folded in on itself, place a small plate or clean pot on top as it cooks. It looks a little funny but it works. 🙂 After about 2 minutes, flip the crunch wrap over and cook the other side. 

Crunch wrap supreme Serve warm. Feel good about eating a crunch wrap supreme. Yeah, I know. Crazy, right? Enjoy! xo. Emma

Vegetarian Crunch Wrap Supreme

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or any cheese you like
  • 12 large burrito-size flour tortilla shells
  • 6 corn tortilla shells
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 cups finely chopped lettuce
  • 1 roma tomatoe cubed

Instructions

  1. Start by sauteing the garlic and onion in a tablespoon of olive oil. Once softened add the refried beans and cumin; stir to combine. Cook until warmed through.
  2. In a small bowl mash up the avocados (removing the skin and seed first, of course). Stir in juice from half the lime and the cilantro. Taste and add a little salt if you like. Set aside.
  3. Cook the corn tortillas in a hot skillet with a tablespoon of oil. The goal is to get the corn tortillas crispy, but not burnt. As I cook these I like to place them in between layers of paper towels (once removed from the skillet) to soak up any extra oil. Set aside.
  4. Now assemble the crunch wraps. This is the fun part. Onto one large burrito shell add a big spoonful of refried beans. Pile on some cheese. (Just a handful will do.) Now add the crispy corn tortilla. Spread on that simple guacamole we made. Spread on some sour cream. Add on lettuce and tomatoes. Now add another flour tortilla. Use a pair of kitchen shears to cut the burrito shell down to the same size as the corn tortilla. Fold the larger flour tortilla over the top.
  5. Cook in a hot skillet with a tablespoon or two of olive oil. To keep the flour tortilla shell folded in on itself, place a small plate or clean pot on top as it cooks. It looks a little funny but it works. After about 2 minutes, flip the crunch wrap over and cook the other side.

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman

  • Made this tonight.. they are amazing! I bet you could use tostada shells for the crunchy middle tortilla, and save a step. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll definitely keep these in mind for the future.

  • Made this for dinner this evening! It turned out great! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Potatos? Never heard of that, how would you prepare them? Shredded, like to make hash browns?

  • Yes…. I think so…. THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE HOMEMADE.

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  • This looks delicious, and now that we’ve moved to England form good ‘ole Portland, Oregon, we’ve been craving mexican food! They try out here, they really do! We’ll be giving this a go for sure! Thank you for the deliciousness!!

  • Thanks, these are delicious! Sending a couple on the plane with my boyfriend tomorrow.

  • Awesome! Check out the version I made several months ago! Soo tasty! 🙂

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  • I’m not even a vegetarian, and I would absolutely eat this!! Looks so tasty!
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  • Got a chance to make these today in this crazy snow storm.
    You are a genius! They came out incredible!

    thankyouthankyouthankyou!

  • Yesss. I love me some good healthy fast-food spins! *Applause*

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  • That looks fantastic! I keep looking for meatless recipes and this one is going to the top of my list. Yum!

  • Looks delicious. I used to eat these all the time. Now, I will have to make them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Most refried beans aren’t vegetarian, they contain lard. Just FYI for any fellow veggies trying out this recipe. …

  • Oooh yum! This is one of the best Taco Bell items!

    xo Jennifer

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  • OMG!!! I love this!! The possibilities are endless, chicken, spinach, buffalo chicken. I have no idea why I didn’t of this myself!.THANKS:)

  • Instantly started to drool – these look fantastic! You guys have had such great yummy ideas.

  • Yum, crunchwraps are delicious! They had 7-layer crunchwraps at Taco Bell for a while, not sure if they still do. Try asking for one the next time you’re too lazy to make your own 🙂

  • I haven’t had Taco Bell in years, but this look delicious! I love making fast food-esque items at home since I don’t eat fast food anymore. Then I can customize it to be healthier, like these! mmm!

    xoxo
    Taylor

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  • yum yum yum!!!! i’m a newbie when it comes to being a vegetarian and am in the market for meatless recipes. thanks for sharing this one! i love the crunchiness of a quesadilla and this looks perfect!

  • that looks so good right now! taco bell is one of my guilty pleasures so i love this recipe!

  • Nice job! Definitely going to try this here in the frozen wastes of Toronto, Canada.
    I’ve never, this sounds odd, had Taco Bell. We’re lucky to have a very vibrant Mexican community here so . . .

  • This looks so yummy!! I’m always looking for new vegetarian meal ideas even though I’ve been vegetarian for over 5 years. I might have to give this one a try!

  • Amazing! This is so brilliant. Taco bell is also my favorite guilty pleasure/road trip food. I always substitute refried beans as well, but I’ll have to check out the black beans.

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  • I would like to see the recipe all put together so could print out just that not all the photos. Is there some way you could do that?

  • Oh Em GEEEEE!!!! Crunchwrap supremes are the only things I get at taco bell! This is the best! And the roadtripping concept is so perfect! I am gonna try to make these for my family this weekend for the drive from Toronto to Ottawa! Gonna be awesomecause!

  • It looks amazing!!!!
    You always ahve the best ideas!!
    xx,
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  • Yum! I have to try this; it looks absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing 😀

    xo
    Camilla
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  • mm looks so good. but you’re totally right, this is perfect trip food, among others

  • Yummm…this makes me miss Taco Bell. So glad there is an option to make this delicious no-no for myself and others.

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  • I feel emotional about this post. Words..omg crunch wrap supreme, I love these octogone mouth parties. Can’t wait to make one that isn’t filled with scary ingredients.

  • Oh wow! This looks divine! Right up my alley! I’ll be giving this a try soon! Pinning! 🙂

  • Oh my dear lord…this looks so good! I absolutely love the crunch wrap supreme, but this honestly looks so much better (not to mention healthier). Super yum points!

  • Not a fan of taco bell but I will totally try this!

    Aleisha
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  • Wow this looks super delicious – I’m from Australia and an avid mexican food lover and have NEVER Seen these – I must inform! Thanks:)
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  • Ah! Yes! This looks marvelous! Love the ingredient combination! These easy lunch ideas are perfect!

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  • Such a simple concept, but I would have never thought of making one at home! Also, props for the cute cloth napkin!
    Allison
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  • I am so excited to try this! It’s also my go-to guilty pleasure food, and I replace the beef for beans, too. I also replace the nacho cheese for cheddar cheese; SO much better! And on another note, I live in Japan now and there aren’t any Taco Bells here, tragic, I know. So now I’ll be able to get my fix without going to Korea–the closest place with a Taco Bell 😉

  • This looks so yummy! Great post. Some avocado would be great with that too!

  • Ok this is a genius recipe. I don’t eat taco bell so your version appeals to me much more!

  • Thanks for posting this recipe. My son doesn’t eat meat so this would be great for him!

  • That looks amazing – I can’t wait to try this out!

    Meghan xo
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  • Really cool idea….I make all your recipes at the weekend…when I have more time. x

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  • I love making Taco Bell stuff at home, ah!! This is awesome. Now make the Cheesy Gordita Crunch ;-). I need to figure out that sauce…

  • oh my god YES!!! crunch wrap supreme is maybe the only thing that would make me go to taco bell and now i really don’t have to! brilliant 🙂

  • Mmm, this looks delicious! I’ll probably make these before the weekend is over!

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  • Wow, what an interesting thing to make. Looks and sounds delicious. I’ve never had Taco Bell but I’d bet your version of this dish is better than theirs!

  • ahh! i love crunch wraps! i always substitute the beef with beans too. you should try adding guacamole and potatoes, too…if you don’t already. it’s kind of a life changer.

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