If you love the Crunchwrap Supreme at Taco Bell, but are looking to make it vegetarian, this vegetarian crunchwrap supreme recipe is just what you’ve been waiting for.
Back when I was a vegetarian, back in high school, Taco Bell was my favorite fast food restaurant because they always had options I could eat. My personal favorite was the potato tacos.
One great thing about Taco Bell is that the menu is pretty customizable and most dishes with meat could be replaced with beans pretty easily.
While the Crunchwrap Supreme can be prepared with beans instead of ground beef, I personally would rather make it myself. That way, it’s super fresh and I can make a few replacements based on my personal preferences.
This vegetarian crunchwrap recipe is perfect if you are a vegetarian or just want to try out a vegetarian version of the infamous Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell. Believe me, you are going to absolutely love it.
Ingredients for Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme
The ingredients for this vegetarian crunchwrap supreme are probably what you would expect. They are pretty similar to what you would get in a normal Crunchwrap Supreme, with a few modifications.
- Large tortillas
- Refried beans
- Plain greek yogurt
- Shredded cheese
- Tortilla chips
The modifications include refried beans instead of ground beef, plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream, shredded cheese instead of nacho cheese sauce and tortilla chips instead of a tostada in the middle.
I chose refried beans instead of black beans because I personally like the taste better, plus it helps the whole thing stick together instead of crumble apart. You can also mix some black beans into the refried beans to get a chunkier texture.
I chose plain greek yogurt as an alternative to sour cream because I am not a huge fan of sour cream, plus greek yogurt is a healthier alternative and the flavor is pretty similar. Both are creamy and sour. But, if you prefer sour cream, go for it!
Finally, I chose shredded cheese instead of nacho cheese sauce because most people have shredded cheese on hand. When the cheese is melted, it’s not too different!
Is the vegetarian version healthier than the regular version?
It really depends on your definition of “healthier”. The vegetarian version is going to be lower in saturated fat and cholesterol, so if you are at higher risk for heart disease, it may be the better option for you.
But, when you replace the ground beef with refried beans, you do lose some of the nutrients that are in ground beef. These nutrients include vitamin B12 and zinc.
Also the iron in ground beef is more bioavailable compared to refried beans, meaning your body absorbs more iron. Since the amount of iron in ground beef versus refried beans are pretty similar, you may get more iron from the beef than the beans.
Greek yogurt is also going to be a better choice compared to sour cream due to it being lower in saturated fat and higher in probiotics, which can aid in your digestive health.
But, that being said, if the idea of putting greek yogurt in your crunchwrap grosses you out, then it’s ok to omit it or use sour cream instead. The difference is there, but it isn’t huge.
Tip: Try mixing some black beans into the refried beans for a chunkier texture.
How to make a Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme
Making the vegetarian crunchwrap supreme is pretty straightforward and easy. Just assemble and grill.
Step 1: Lay down a large tortilla and add a layer of refried beans and cheese in a small circle. Don’t spread all the way across the tortilla.
Step 2: Add a layer of tortilla chips, assembling into a circle and perfectly covering the refried beans and cheese.
Step 3: Add a layer of lettuce and tomato.
Step 4: Get another tortilla and cut into a circle the same circumference as the layers of food you’ve assembled. Cover one side with plain greek yogurt.
Step 5: Place the circle on top of the other layers, with the greek yogurt side facing down.
Step 6: Fold the sides of the large tortilla inward to wrap the layers of food.
Step 7: Place the folded side down on a medium skillet for several minutes or until golden brown and sealed. Repeat on the other side.
Step 8: Cut in half and enjoy!
I know this recipe can be hard to follow, so I recommend watching the video at the bottom of the page to get a visual of each of the steps.
Additional add in ideas
There are so many add-ins that make this recipe better! Here are a few ideas that I think would fit perfectly into this recipe:
- Black beans
- Raw onions
- Grilled onions
- Grilled peppers
- Spanish rice
- Chipotle mayo
- Chipotle ranch
- Pico de gallo
- Salsa verde
I haven’t tried out any of these add-ins, but feel free to add in or subtract what you don’t like from the recipe. This vegetarian crunchwrap supreme is so versatile, don’t be afraid to experiment a bit!
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Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme
- 2 large tortillas
- 5-6 tortilla chips
- 1/2 cup refried beans
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup lettuce
- 1/4 cup tomatoes diced
- Lay out a large tortilla. Spread refried beans into a circle about half the diameter of the large tortilla.
- Add a layer of cheese on top of the refried beans.
- Add a layer of tortilla chips.
- Add shredded lettuce and tomato on top.
- With the other tortilla, cut out a circle the diameter of the layer of food.
- Spread a layer of plain greek yogurt on top of the circle. Place yogurt down on the layer of ingredients.
- Fold the large tortilla inwards until the layers are all wrapped.
- Place open side down on a skillet on medium heat. Cook for a few minutes, until crispy and sealed. Flip over a repeat.
- Cut in half and enjoy!