Forgive me for not knowing this earlier but we don’t have Taco Bell in Switzerland and what a shame that is. However, many thanks to pinners on Pinterest I have now discovered the brilliance of such a meal. It was a delight and surprisingly easy to make. This is easy to bring to work as we have an oven that I can use but I’m not sure if using a microwave would still make it taste good. I used the recipe from Pop Sugar which gives you such an easy hack method that you can make it any time with basic ingredients.
I obviously made a lot so that the rest can be brought to work the next day but I didn’t have enough tortillas. Given that I used the hard taco shells in this recipe anyway, we made tacos as well with the rest of the fillings and my goodness how filling they are despite layering them thinly. We paired it with red wine mostly because we had it already, we were in the mood to drink wine, and it is red wine which goes well with red meat. Three reasons to just say yes.
What’s in it:
- Wholewheat Tortillas
- Sour cream
- Lettuce, shredded
- Tomatoes, diced
- Ground beef (seasoned and cooked) *Note: You can use any meat or keep it as veggie friendly as you want
- Hard taco shells/Tostada shells
- Cheese, grated
- Onions, minced
It really is simple as you’re merely layering and folding. You start with laying a tortilla on a flat surface then add the meat, drizzle some cheese, add a taco shell (flat), spread the sour cream and guacamole on the shell then to with onions, tomatoes and lettuce. Using one of the tortillas tear a small round sheet covering the top of the filling and use it as a lid. Start folding the sides of the tortilla on top of that lid until you no longer see the filling. Using a grill pan, heat a thin layer of cooking oil and start toasting your wrap seam-side down. You’ll want to seal that side first to keep it from opening up again. It took about 2 minutes for me per side on medium heat. Now it’s ready to serve, cut in half and watch the steam come out and invite you to have a bite.
This is quite a versatile meal as you can make it with a variety of fillings that you like to have in most wraps and burritos. Go as crazy as you want and add more cheese, hot sauce, and whatnot. You’re free to do as you please and enjoy it.