XL Cheesy Gordita Crunch

Taco Bell's Cheesy Gordita Crunch Recipe

…but make it Extra Large

Because I just LOVE Taco Bell, I figured I would re-create yet another dish from the famous fast food chain. Although the CrunchWrap Supreme is my number one, the Cheesy Gordita Crunch is a very close second. Instead of making a regular sized one, I figured I’d use a burrito shell instead. Why not, right? See the recipe below!

Ingredients

For the Taco Bell Spicy Ranch Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 of the ranch salad seasoning packet (like Hidden Valley)
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

For the Gordita:

  • 3 large flour tortillas
  • 9 hard shell tacos (halves)
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • ~4 and 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (roughly 1 and 1/2 cups per Cheesy Gordita)
  • 1 tbsp butter

Steps

  • Make your spicy ranch sauce by mixing the ingredients listed above. Set in fridge to chill.
  • In a medium saucepan, cook your beef and add taco seasoning. Set aside once done.
  • In another large saucepan, melt 1/2 tbsp butter. Place your large flour tortilla in the middle of the pan and evenly distribute 1 and 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese on top of the tortilla. Allow it to melt before adding your hard shell tortillas.
  • Place 6 halves of hard shell tortillas evenly on top of the melted cheese.
  • On one side of the large tortilla, place 1/3 of your ground beef, topped with 2 tbsp of your spicy ranch sauce, a handful of shredded lettuce, and 1 tsp of shredded  cheddar cheese.
  • Fold the other side of your large tortilla on top (so it becomes a large taco)
  • Serve! I cut mine in thirds but you are totally welcome to eat it whole hahah

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