The Genius Tortilla Trick That Makes Folding Homemade Crunchwraps A Breeze

The next time you're craving a Crunchwrap, skip the drive-thru and make your own copycat version at home. You might already have all the ingredients you'll need, and not only are these easy to make, but the process is fun too. Also known as the viral TikTok tortilla wrap hack, this makeshift version has all the flavor and crunch of the real deal while allowing for infinite customization.

Landing squarely between being a quesadilla and a taco, these portable handhelds can be made with all the meaty, cheesy goodness of the original, made vegetarian, or even vegan. The magic all comes together with a simple folding technique.

The trick is to make a single slice in the tortilla, followed by three simple folds. Visualize a tortilla on a cutting board with a single cut sliced from the center out to the edge; then imagine that your tortilla has four quadrants. The flap to the left of the cut is the first quadrant. If you fold that flap up so that it covers the top left section, you've now got two quadrants.

See where this is headed? Now fold those two sections together over and across to the right ... you've now covered the third quadrant. Finally, fold those three pieces together downward onto the remaining right flap — quad four. Okay, enough of the imaginary practice round — for the real version, you're going to fill each of those quadrants with your delicious fillings.

Hack your TikTok tortilla wrap to taste just like Taco Bell

If you want yours to taste just like Taco Bell's Crunchwrap Supreme, take a cue from the restaurant's menu and use the same ingredients. Along with a tortilla, you'll need cooked ground beef, nacho cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and a tostada shell.

The meat should have the tasty flavors found in taco seasoning, so make your own or use a premade mix. The same goes for the cheese, whip up some nacho sauce, use a juiced-up jar of store-bought queso, or you can also use shredded cheese. For a plant-based Crunchwrap, go with vegetarian ground beef and vegan cashew queso. Finally, the key to achieving just the right crunch is a broken-up tostada shell or smashed tortilla chips. Try a flavored variety like Doritos for some extra zing. 

To get your cheese to melt just right, put it on one of the outer quadrant folds — which will be either the third or last sections. Your fresh ingredients don't need to be heated, so put those on the first two sections. For example, your two left quadrants can be the tomatoes and lettuce, then meat on the top right, followed by cheese and tostada pieces on the bottom right.

Once filled, start at the bottom left and fold up, fold right, fold down, done! Next, all you have to do is warm it up in a pan until golden brown on both sides, then get your crunch on. 

Go beyond Mexican with savory or sweet Crunchwraps

With Taco Bell's Crunchwrap Supreme as a starting point, you can take the concept and run with it. Build up flavors by including refried beans, Mexican green rice, sour cream, or guacamole. Switch up the beef with grilled steak, carnitas, shredded chicken, or skip the meat altogether and use some seasoned potatoes instead. Add more veggies like shredded purple cabbage, red onions, or fresh cilantro. Turn up the heat with salsa, pico de gallo, or pickled jalapeños. 

Of course, you can take this idea and go in an entirely different direction — it doesn't have to be Mexican-inspired. How about a breakfast Crunchwrap? Try filling yours with scrambled eggs, American cheese slices, hashbrowns, spinach, crispy bacon, and ketchup. Your favorite pizza toppings will work here too. Add pizza sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, black olives, and some raw bell peppers for that crunch factor.  

If you haven't had a sweet Crunchwrap yet, these are so good that you might just want to try them first. Spread your split tortilla with one section of Nutella, another with peanut butter, and another with sweetened cream cheese or ricotta. Top the quadrants with strawberry and banana slices, and sprinkle with slivered almonds. For a s'mores version, go with a layer of marshmallow fluff topped with marshmallows, chocolate chips or chunks, and crushed graham crackers. Make sure to put the chocolate on one of the last two folds so that it can get nice and melty.