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:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 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. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 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. Spread half of the cheddar cheese over the tortilla strips.

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 about 5-10 minutes, and then add the lime juice.

5. Let the taco meat cool slightly and then spread half of it over the cheddar cheese in the bundt pan. Top the taco meat with a layer of rounded tortilla strips.

6. Continue to layer in the following order: Monterey Jack cheese, tortilla chips, rounded tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, taco meat, Monterey Jack cheese, and the remaining rounded tortilla strips. Transfer the bundt pan to the oven and cook at 350°F for 45 minutes.

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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