Thursday, August 01, 2013

Copycat Beefy 5-Layer Burrito

#Copycat Beefy 5-Layer Burrito: the best Taco Bell burrito - at home! |

Recently, I've gone on a Taco Bell copycat recipe creating kick. *Phew* That was a mouthful! Our local Taco Bell (much like all the other places to eat at) is not the best. In fact, it's pretty awful. And while I don't eat much fast food, I can't deny that I do crave fast food every once in a while. It's the reason why we usually get Burger King once or twice a month for lunch.

I took to Taco Bell's website and went through all of the items on their menu. I wrote down which ones I wanted to make copycat recipes for and by the descriptions, tried to figure out what to put in them.

If you've never had a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, it's so good (if your TB is good). My brother-in-law actually was the one who told me about them when we had gone on a Taco Bell run for the family. They are just way better than a regular ole burrito. There's the seasoned beef (or turkey, if you want to make these a smidgeon less "unhealthy"), refried beans, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and then NACHO CHEESE. I subbed it with salsa con queso which gets about the same effect with maybe a tad more heat and some tomatoes in there too.

What you need:
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Taco seasoning mix
  • Refried beans
  • Nacho cheese or salsa con queso
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Tortillas
Brown ground beef and drain if necessary. Add taco seasoning plus water and simmer for 5 minutes.
Heat refried beans.To build, spread beans on one half of each tortilla. Top with beef, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.

Spread nacho cheese on the empty half of the tortilla.

Fold the burrito tightly starting at the full end.
Original Fantastical Recipe 

Other Taco Bell copycats: Mexican Pizza, Crunchwraps, Chicken Quesadillas, and Bean Burritos.

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