Beef Crunchwrap Supreme is a stuffed beef tortilla filled with queso, a tostada shell, sour cream, fresh lettuce, tomato, cilantro, and cheese. This cheesy Taco Wrap is 1000x better than Taco Bell and packs a ton of flavors & crunch!

Beef crunchwrap supremes cut in half and stacked up with a bottle of hot sauce in the background.

Ever since I had one of these crunchwraps at Taco Bell a few months ago, I just couldn’t get enough and I knew I had to come up with a copycat recipe. This hybrid of a tostada/taco/burrito is one of the best examples of a great spin on Mexican food!

This wrap is named the Crunchwrap Supreme for a good reason and it sure does live up to its name! Just imagine layers of queso, taco spiced beef, a crunchy tostada shell in the middle, and refreshing lettuce, tomato, cilantro, and a sprinkle of lime. These Crunch Wraps are extremely delicious and worth every calorie!

a cheesy beef crunchwrap supreme cut in half

Why you’ll love this Beef Crunchwrap Supreme

  • Flavor Explosion: This recipe is a flavor-packed explosion of Tex-Mex goodness. From the savory taco-spiced beef to the creamy queso and the zesty lime, every bite is a delightful burst of taste.
  • Crunchy Texture The addition of a tostada shell in the center of the wrap adds an irresistible crunch that takes your taste buds on a delightful journey. It’s the perfect textural contrast to the soft tortilla and creamy fillings.
  • Easy to Make: With clear instructions and readily available ingredients like ground beef, taco seasoning mix, and queso, this recipe is easy for anyone to make at home. No need for culinary expertise.
  • Customizable: You can personalize your Crunchwrap Supreme with your favorite toppings. Whether you like extra cheese, more cilantro, or an extra squeeze of lime, you have the freedom to make it your own.
  • Make-Ahead Friendly: Busy schedule? No problem! These wraps are make-ahead friendly and can be frozen or stored in the fridge. They make for a convenient and satisfying meal option.

Ingredients in Beef Crunchwrap Supreme

Ingredients needed for recipe including beef, tostadas, queso, cheese, tomatoes, taco seasoning, lime, cilantro, tortillas, lettuce, and sour cream
  • Ground beef: This will be seasoned with taco seasoning to create the filling.
  • Queso: Or your favorite nacho cheese dip.
  • Flour tortillas: We used large burrito-sized tortillas. We recommend no smaller than 10 inches for these crunch wrap supremes.
  • Tostada shells: If you can not find tostada shells, bake corn tortillas at 400F for 10 minutes until crispy.
  • Other fillings include sour cream, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, and shredded Mexican cheese blend.

How to make a Beef Crunchwrap Supreme

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and crumble the beef until no longer pink. Drain the excess grease, then stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Process photos of ground beef cooking in a skillet and seasoned with taco seasoning.

Place a flour tortilla on a clean surface. Add 2 tablespoons of queso to the center, then layer with 1/2 cup of taco meat. Top with a tostada, a thin layer of sour cream, and lettuce.

Process photos of queso, ground beef, tostada, sour cream, and lettuce going in the middle of a tortilla

Add the tomato, cilantro, lime juice, and Mexican cheese to the top of the tostada.

To fold the crunch wrap, start at the bottom of the flour tortilla, fold it over the center fillings, and work your way around, making sure it’s fully covered. For any gaps, use a piece of another tortilla to cover them up.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, add cooking spray or a light layer of oil, and place a crunch-wrap seam-side down in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until it’s golden-brown and crunchy.

Process photos of tomatoes, cilantro and cheese being s added to the middle of the beef crunchwrap supreme before it is folded and cooked.

Repeat for all the crunch wraps. Serve them hot!

Expert Tips

  • Tortilla Size Matters: Use large 10 or 12-inch flour tortillas for better coverage. Freshness is key to avoid tearing during folding.
  • Tostada Shell Alternative: If tostada shells are unavailable, you can use corn tortillas baked at 400°F for 10 minutes until crispy.
  • MakeAhead Option: These wraps freeze and store well in the fridge, making them a convenient make-ahead meal.

Storage Tips

Refrigerator

Store leftover crunchwraps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

To reheat refrigerated crunchwraps, preheat a skillet over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until warmed through.

Freezer

To freeze, individually wrap each crunchwrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place them in a resealable freezer bag and store them for up to 2-3 months.

To reheat frozen crunchwrap supremes, unwrap them and place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a hot skillet for 2-3 minutes on each side until crispy and heated thoroughly.

What to serve with Beef Crunchwrap Supremes

close up of stacked beef crunchwrap supremes

This is really a whole meal in one. You could make your beef crunchwrap supremes really special by serving them with our Avocado and Tomato Salsa or Chunky Guacamole.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different type of meat instead of ground beef?

Yes, you can use ground chicken, turkey, or even plant-based meat alternatives for a different twist on this recipe.

Is there a substitute for taco seasoning mix?

You can make your own taco seasoning blend using common spices like chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder if you prefer to avoid packaged mixes.

How do I prevent my tortilla from ripping when folding the crunchwrap?

Ensure you use large, fresh flour tortillas. If needed, warm them slightly to make them more pliable. Avoid overstuffing to prevent tearing.

Can I customize the fillings to my liking?

Absolutely! You can add or omit ingredients according to your preferences. Some people like adding guacamole, jalapeños, or different types of cheese.

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4.78 from 22 votes

Beef Crunchwrap Supreme

By: Layla
This Beef Crunchwrap Supreme is a stuffed beef tortilla filled with queso, a tostada shell, sour-cream, fresh lettuce, tomato, cilantro, and cheese. This cheesy taco wrap packs a ton of flavors & crunch!
Prep10 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Total30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup queso, or nacho cheese dip
  • 6 Large burrito-size flour tortillas, 10 or 12 inch
  • 6 tostada shells, or corn tortillas (see note)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

Instructions 

  • Heat a large skillet to medium/high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add beef to skillet and cook and crumble the ground beef until no longer pink; Drain grease. Stir in the taco seasoning mix and water and allow mixture to simmer for 10 minutes.

  • On a clean flat surface, lay one flour tortilla on a flat surface. Spread about 2 tablespoons of queso on the center of tortilla, Top with about 1/2 cup of taco meat. Top the meat with 1 tostada, Spread a thin layer of sour cream over the tostada shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cilantro, a sprinkle of lime and shredded Mexican cheese.

  • To fold the crunch wrap, start with the bottom of the flour tortilla and fold the edge up over the center. Continue to work your way around, folding the flour tortilla over the center fillings. If there is a spot left open in the center, cut a piece of another flour tortilla and tuck it in the center, so it’s fully covered. Repeat with all remaining tortillas, tostadas and fillings.

  • Heat a medium non-stick pan to medium heat; pray with cooking spray or drizzle with a light layer of oil. Place one crunch-wrap seam-side down onto the skillet. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes per side or until golden-brown and crunchy. Repeat process with all crunch-wraps. Serve hot!

Notes

  • Tortilla Size Matters: Use large 10 or 12-inch flour tortillas for better coverage. Freshness is key to avoid tearing during folding.
  • Tostada Shell Alternative: If tostada shells are unavailable, you can use corn tortillas baked at 400°F for 10 minutes until crispy.
  • MakeAhead Option: These wraps freeze and store well in the fridge, making them a convenient make-ahead meal.

Nutrition

Serving: 1crunchwrap, Calories: 529kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 1329mg, Potassium: 467mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1246IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 386mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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18 Comments

  1. Absolutely delicious! I used grilled chicken sprinkled with taco seasoning as I didn’t have any ground beef. Easy to follow directions. I served with sour cream and a mango pineapple salsa. So good. Thank you for a great recipe!

  2. FYI the Pinterest link doesn’t seem to be set up. would love to save this for future reference. Thanks!

  3. These were great! After you freeze them how do you heat them back up?

  4. DELICIOUS!! QUITE FILLING!!

    Made these Beef Crunch-Wraps for Super Bowl LIV…. What a HIT for hubby and myself!
    It was quite filling.. I ate one, where as my husband reached for another, with a smile, exclaiming “Don’t be mad. These are good!!”

    Look forward to making these again, so your recipe’s saved as a Favorite.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe, Layla

  5. These are so good. I consider myself a gourmet and cook all the time. I used home made queso and on mine, chopped jalapenos. My kids absolutely loved them. The crunch of the cooked tortilla, then the soft ingredients followed by the crunch of the tostada is the best. Highly recommend.

    1. Really yummy and my family loved them! Do you happen to have the macros for this recipe?

  6. Very nice made it for my wife and she absolutely loved it

  7. My husband, son, and I thought these were great. I made a cheese sauce and used tortilla chips for the crunch because I didn’t have tostadas. Making them a second time tonight.

    1. I was thinking about using doritos for the crunch. Do you think that would work? It looks so Yummy!!

  8. these are amazing! My husband especially loved them. I didn’t have the giant wraps so I just folded them in half, I used half of a taco shell for the inside and I grilled them on my George foreman grill. yum!

  9. that looks so good miss=) i wana make this now!!! and everything you make looks so delicious… thank you so much for sharing your awesome reciepe I appreciate them

  10. My two sons will love these, can’t wait to try them out.

    1. I’m sure they will love them! My 8 and 3 year old loved them 🙂

      1. Very good! Unfortunately my 3 year old refuses to eat any kind of meat. Why??