Taco Crunch Ring: Soft Shell Taco Meets Crunchwrap Supreme

Who among us hasn't been faced with this horrible dilemma when eating Tex-Mex: soft shell tacos or crunchwrap supreme? With stakes this high, you should never have to choose just 1! If you love both, but just don't have a big enough appetite to eat multiple dishes at the same time, the solution is simple: combine 2 dishes into 1. With all the simple comforts of a taco, combined with the crisp, contained offerings of a crunchwrap, you'll love this stuffed, layered taco ring that tastes even better than it looks!

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour

You'll Need:

For the taco crunch ring:

  • 10 large (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • taco meat
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • tortilla chips

For the taco meat:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • juice of 1 lime

Here's How:

1. Stack 10 flour tortillas on top of each other and cut the stack into 4 equal sections.

2. Grease a bundt pan with cooking spray and line the pan with the rectangular tortilla strips in a fanned pattern so that they overlap.

3. Sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese over the tortilla strips in the bundt pan.

4. For the taco meat, heat some olive oil in a large pan over medium heat and brown the ground beef. Add the vegetables and seasonings to the pan, cook for 5-10 minutes, and then stir in the lime juice.

5. Spread half of the taco meat over the cheddar cheese in the bundt pan and top with a layer of rounded tortilla strips. Continue to layer in the following order: Monterey Jack cheese, tortilla chips, rounded tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, taco meat, Monterey Jack cheese, rounded tortilla strips.

6. Transfer the bundt pan to a preheated oven and cook at 350°F for 45 minutes. Flip the taco crunch ring over onto a plate and carefully remove the bundt pan.

Throw in a side of salsa or guacamole and it looks like you've got your new go-to Taco Tuesday recipe!

Get the recipe for the Tex-Mex Chicken featured in the bonus video 


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