The BEST Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

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Just like the Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell but VEGAN! Layers of vegan nacho cheese sauce, homemade vegan taco meat, sour cream, guacamole, crispy tostadas, and more! The most unbelievably delicious copycat fast food recipe you will ever taste!
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins
Total 2 hrs 30 mins
5 from 178 votes

Stop what you’re doing and make this Taco Bell Copycat Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme. I assume that you might be planning to do so (since you’re reading this blog post), but really, it’s essential that you make this recipe.

In the 2 weeks since I first tried this recipe, I have made it 5 times. I think that is a record for me since I am always testing new recipes for the blog (and now my second cookbook!).

The main reason I have made it so often is that Max is *obsessed* with these crunchwraps. I’ve never seen him obsess about food in this way before. I guess I should be flattered, but it is also mildly annoying when he comes into the kitchen every day and asks “Hey, what are you making? Are you making me a crunchwrap?”

Table of Contents
1. What is a Crunchwrap Supreme?
2. How to Veganize This Recipe
3. Ingredients in Vegan Taco Meat
4. How to make Vegan Taco Meat
5. Assembly Instructions

I actually made them for the first time while filming a Youtube video, so I hope you check out the video. It’s full of tips on what worked (and didn’t work) and lots of laughs.

I made a VEGAN Crunchwrap Supreme better than Taco Bell
I made a VEGAN Crunchwrap Supreme better than Taco Bell

What is a Crunchwrap Supreme?

A crunchwrap supreme is one of Taco Bell’s most popular dishes.

In short, it’s a bunch of taco fillings + a crispy tostada shell wrapped up in a giant flour tortilla, then griddled until golden and crispy on the outside and soft and gooey yet crunchy on the inside thanks to the tostada.

It’s been described as a “gift from the fast food gods” and the “best thing on Taco Bell’s menu”, so I had to make a vegan version at home.

How to Veganize This Recipe

Ground Beef → Vegan Taco Meat

A traditional Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme is made with ground beef. And initially, I thought about just using a store-bought vegan meat substitute, such as soyrizo or Beyond Meat. But, I decided to develop my own homemade taco meat because (1) it felt like cheating to use a store-bought meat substitute in this recipe and (2) I wanted the challenge of making a taco meat recipe, since I’ve never made anything like it.

I’m just going to toot my own horn and say that I think this vegan taco meat is *fantastic.” It’s really rewarding to be able to make your own taco meat at home (more info on the actual recipe in the next section), but if you prefer to keep things quick, you can use store-bought vegan beef crumbles such as this or soyrizo.

Nacho Cheese Sauce Vegan QUESO

This vegan queso tastes like a hybrid between queso sauce and nacho cheese sauce, and is the perfect cheeze for this recipe (and for quesadillas, tacos, and burritos).

Best of all, it’s so easy and quick to make. All you need to do is blend up a handful of ingredients in a blender!

If you want the cheese sauce to taste even more nacho-cheese like, I recommend adding (1) pickled jalapeños and (2) pickled jalapeño brine. I used 2 tablespoons of each, and it really takes the cheese sauce over the top.

Note: if you have my cookbook, The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook, my Queso recipe would be fantastic in here too!

Sour Cream Vegan Sour Cream

As I mention in the Youtube video, I think the best vegan sour cream is from Tofutti. It tastes *just like* traditional sour cream but even better.

If you can’t find Tofutti sour cream or prefer to avoid highly processed foods, I’ve included a vegan sour cream recipe below. The base for my sour cream recipe is (1) cashews and (2) coconut yogurt. The cashews make the sour cream extremely creamy and thick, and the coconut yogurt brings that characteristic tang that is essential in sour cream. I’ve made sour creams without coconut yogurt before, and I have to say, the addition of coconut yogurt makes it much more realistic.

The other ingredients are lemon juice, white vinegar, salt, garlic powder, and water.

My vegan sour cream recipe is delicious and works just as well in this recipe as the store-bought vegan one. But to be honest, when I make these crunchwraps for Max and I to just enjoy, I use the store-bought sour cream since it’s one less component for me to prepare :)

Given all the flavors and components in this vegan crunchwrap supreme, you can’t actually taste the difference between a crunchwrap made with my sour cream and a crunchwrap made with Tofutti sour cream. Which is to say – whichever option you use, it will be delicious.

The Fixings: Lettuce, Tomato, Guacamole, Salsa, and Cilantro

The rest of the fixings in a crunchwrap supreme (lettuce, tomatoes, salsa) are vegan so there’s no need to “veganize them.”

That said, my version includes three extras that are not part of Taco’ Bell’s classic crunchwrap supreme. First, guacamole, because guac makes everything better. I made a version of these without guacamole, and while it’s still very delicious, I do like it better with guac. Two, salsa. I’m kind of surprised Taco Bell doesn’t add salsa since it’s an easy and cheap addition, but you can really taste the salsa in this recipe so I love it. And three, cilantro, for a little fresh herbaceous flavor.

Tortilla and Tostada

What makes the crunchwrap genius is the combination of a (1) a soft flour tortilla and (2) a crispy tostada shell. This is what makes it taste a hard taco shell wrapped in a quesadilla/burrito.

I make my own tostadas because I find store-bought tostadas to be quite bland (or perhaps, it was just the brand I bought). Luckily, it is *so easy and quick* to make your own tostada shells. All you need to do is brush some soft corn tortillas with oil and bake them in the oven for 10 minutes until nicely browned and crispy.

Note: if you don’t want to make your own tostadas and can’t find store-bought tostada shells, feel free to substitute with. a handful of tortilla chips.

Ingredients in Homemade Vegan Taco Meat

The base for this ground meat is actually very healthy. It consists of lentils, mushrooms, onions, and walnuts.

  • Lentils. I used green lentils, but you could also use brown lentils.
  • Cremini mushrooms and yellow onion. The mushrooms bring a nice earthy and slightly meaty flavor. No need to cook the mushrooms or onions separately before adding them to the ground meat mixture.
  • Walnuts. I love adding walnuts because they add a surprisingly meaty, chewy texture and yet another source of umami in addition to the mushrooms. Since we are trying to mimic the taste of meat, the more umami the better!

The remaining ingredients help bring flavor to the taco meat. They include nutritional yeast (more umami), taco seasoning (a must in a Taco Bell recipe), ground flaxseed meal (helps to bind the ingredients together), smoked paprika (for a slight smoky taste, always helpful when trying to mimic meaty flavors), and salt/pepper.

There are two other flavoring ingredients that are optional. They’re not common ingredients so I kept them optional, but they significantly increase the “beefy” taste of this taco meat.

First, porcini mushroom powder. It adds so much savory goodness (hello, more umami!) in a concentrated form. I buy mine on Amazon, and use it whenever I want to punch up the volume in a savory dish (it’s also excellent in homemade vegetable broth). Here is another alternative mushroom powder that is sometimes sold at Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s has one as well (though it’s not as potent as the one I used in this recipe).

Or, if you have dried mushrooms at home, you could also put those in a food processor or spice grinder and pulverize until they’re finely ground up.

And the second optional ingredient is vegan beef broth seasoning. This seasoning powder is typically mixed with water to create vegan beef broth, but I just use the powder in this recipe. The seasoning truly smells like beef, so if it’s important for you to replicate the taste of beef in this recipe, I recommend getting this product.

I personally don’t need my taco meat to taste like beef (I never liked beef much, even before going vegan), but I wanted to develop a crunchwrap supreme recipe that tastes as close to the original Taco Bell one as possible. Just kidding. My version is WAY better than Taco Bell’s. It might just be in the Top 5 of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten.

How to make Vegan Taco Meat

First, you’ll need to cook the lentils. The key is to slightly undercook the lentils. This helps the lentils retain some texture, which is key in making a ground beef substitute. If you fully cook the lentils, the texture of the taco meat will be softer and won’t brown up as well.

The cooked lentils will get mostly (but not fully) pureed in the food processor. Watch the video at the 03:07 mark to see the desired texture of the blended lentils.

Meanwhile, toast the walnuts to bring out their nuttiness and temper the bitterness. Then, add the walnuts to the food processor (first take out the lentils and them to a large bowl) and quickly blend until you have a fine crumb. Add the mushrooms and onions to the walnut crumbs and blend until very finely chopped up. Watch the video at the 04:00 mark to see the desired texture.

Then remove the walnut-mushroom-onion mixture from the food processor and add it to the large bowl with the pureed lentils. To that bowl, add the remaining taco meat ingredients and fold with your hands until you get a slightly sticky mixture that comes together.

Do not add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and just blend everything together. This will overwork the mixture and cause it to become too sticky. It is important to fold in these ingredients by hand.

Once you have a mass that comes together, it’s time to cook the taco meat in batches. Break up the taco meat with your fingers into small chunks and add them to a lightly oiled skillet. Cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking up the taco meat further into small crumbles, until it’s lightly browned.

Assembly Instructions

First, assemble all of your components. This is the order in which I layered my components.

  • Large Flour Tortilla
  • Vegan Queso (spread it out in a circle in the middle in roughly the same size as the tostada shell, but leave a generous border)
  • Vegan Taco Meat (add on top of the cheese sauce)
  • Tostada Shell (add on top of the taco meat)
  • Vegan Sour Cream (spread on top of the tostada shell; it’s actually easier to spread the sour cream on the tostada separately before adding the tostada on top of the taco meat; place sour cream side up.)
  • Tomatoes (on top of sour cream)
  • Salsa (on top of tomatoes)
  • Lettuce (on top of salsa)
  • Guacamole (on top of lettuce)
  • Cilantro (on top of guacamole)
  • Extra tortilla wedge (on top of cilantro; instructions below)

The ideal size of a flour tortilla for a crunchwrap is 12 inches. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen such large tortillas at grocery stores, only at restaurants. The largest size I’ve been able to buy are 10-inch tortillas like this. It’s large enough to fold the crunchwrap around in 6 folds, but the tortilla isn’t large enough to fully fold over the fillings in the center.

This dilemma requires a little McGuyvering, but luckily it’s simple. Take an extra flour tortilla and cut it in half, then cut each half in half, so you end up with four triangular wedges (see the fourth photo above). Use that triangular wedge to cover up the taco fillings in the center before folding over the main flour tortilla over the taco fillings.

If this sounds confusing, I recommend watching the Youtube video at the 14:39 mark.

Finally, heat up a skillet over medium heat with a small amount of oil and cook the crunchwrap supreme (seam side down). After it’s golden and crispy, flip and cook it on the other side. Voilà, that’s it!

PRO TIP: Exercise restraint and adding only a moderate amount of fillings to your wrap. An overstuffed crunchwrap might fall apart when you fry it.

I do recommend eating your Crunchwrap Supremes shortly after you make them because the longer they sit, the softer the tostada shell will get. It’s still tasty, but you miss out on the quintessential crunchiness that makes a crunchwrap supreme.

That’s all you need to know about this Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme! If you make it, please leave a comment below or on Youtube with your feedback! And of course, tag me with your remakes on Instagram!

The BEST Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

5 from 178 votes
Just like the Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell but VEGAN! Layers of vegan nacho cheese sauce, homemade vegan taco meat, sour cream, guacamole, crispy tostadas, and more! The most unbelievably delicious copycat fast food recipe you will ever taste!
Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet Vegan


  • 10-inch burrito-size flour tortillas
  • Vegan Taco Meat (recipe below)
  • Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce (recipe below)
  • Tostada Shells (store-bought, or homemade recipe below)
  • Vegan Sour Cream (store-bought, or homemade recipe below)
  • Guacamole (recipe below)
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Salsa of choice
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Cilantro leaves


  • Place a flour tortilla on a flat surface. Reserve an extra tortilla and cut it into four wedges – you’ll use it to patch up the bottom of each crunchwrap (most burrito-size tortillas are not large enough; see notes and photos in blog post).
    NOTE: if you’re just making one crunchwrap, you can use your tostada shell to cut out a round of the flour tortilla of the same size and use it to patch up the bottom of the crunchwrap (this is the prettier option but more wasteful if you’re making more than one crunchwrap).
  • Add all of the fillings, but do not overstuff or overfill! Spread out a layer of the Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce in the middle, in roughly the same size as the tostada shell, but leave a generous border. Add some of the Vegan Taco Meat on top, spreading out to the border of the cheese sauce.
  • Spread some Vegan Sour Cream onto a Tostada Shell. Place the tostada shell on top of the vegan ground beef, sour cream side face up.
  • Top the sour cream with a small handful of chopped tomatoes, followed by a few spoons of salsa, a small handful of shredded lettuce, a few spoons of the Guacamole, and a few cilantro leaves. Place one of the extra tortilla cut-wedges on top of the fillings.
  • To fold, start with the bottom of the flour tortilla and fold the edge up over the center. Continue this process, for a total of 6 folds (like a hexagon) and press down to ensure the tortilla doesn’t unfold.
    NOTE: If your flour tortillas are dry, I recommend briefly microwaving them in a damp paper towel to add some moisture, as dry tortillas will start to unfold.
  • Cook the crunchwraps. Heat a skillet with a bit of oil over medium heat. Add a crunchwrap, seam-side down and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the surface is golden brown. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the second side is golden-brown. Take off the heat, slice in half, and enjoy!

Vegan Taco Meat

5 from 164 votes
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Cuisine: Mexican-inspired, Tex-Mex
Diet Vegan
Serving size: 4 to 6


  • cup (180g) green lentils or brown lentils
  • 8 ounces (227g) mushrooms stems removed very roughly chopped
  • ½ of a small-medium yellow onion very roughly chopped (~75g once chopped)
  • ¼ cup (28g) walnuts toasted
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 3 tablespoon nutritional yeast 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2-3 tablespoon taco seasoning (start with 2 tablespoons)
  • ½ teaspoon porcini mushroom powder add more as desired (optional but adds a concentrated pack of umami)
  • 2 teaspoon vegan beef broth seasoning (optional but really makes this taco meat taste like beef)
  • olive oil or oil of choice for cooking


  • Cook the lentils. Bring some water to a boil in a saucepan and lightly salt the water. Once boiling, add the lentils. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the lentils for just 8-10 minutes. The point is to slightly undercook the lentils: they should be mostly cooked but not fully cooked with a distinct bite, as they’ll get cooked later and the taco meat will get mushy if fully cooked. Drain the lentils thoroughly. 
  • Transfer the cooked lentils to a food processor and blend a few times, followed by a few pulses, until the lentils are partially blended with a few pieces still intact. Transfer the lentils to a large bowl and set aside. Wipe out the food processor bowl.
    NOTE: Watch the Youtube video at the 03:07 mark to see the desired texture of the blended lentils.
  • While the lentils are cooking, toast the walnuts. Add to a dry skillet over medium heat and toast for 5 minutes until they smell toasty and are darker in color.
  • Back in the food processor, add the toasted walnuts. Blend briefly until you have fine crumbs, but don’t over-process, or it will start to turn into walnut butter. Add chopped mushrooms and onions to the food processor and blend a few times, followed by a few pulses until they are very finely chopped.
    NOTE: Watch the video at the 04:00 mark to see the desired texture.
  • Make the taco meat filling. Add the walnut-vegetable mixture to the bowl with the blended lentils. Then add the flaxseed meal, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, taco seasoning, porcini mushroom powder (if using) and beef broth flavoring (if using). Use your hands to mix the taco meat until the mixture comes together with your hands. It should easily come together but not be very sticky. If the mixture is too sticky, add a few tablespoons of all-purpose or gluten-free flour and toss to combine.
  • Cook the taco meat. Heat a large (12-inch) nonstick skillet over medium/medium-high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil. Once hot, add about 1/3 to 1/2 of the mixture to the pan (do not overcrowd) and break the taco meat up with a wooden spoon or angled spatula into as small pieces as you can. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until browned and slightly crispy. Repeat with remaining taco meat.

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg

Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

5 from 159 votes
This makes a decent amount of cheese sauce; you’ll have plenty to make at least 8 crunchwraps. Use leftovers in quesadillas, tacos, nachos, or burritos. It’ll stay good in the fridge for at least 5 days.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican-inspired
Diet Vegan
Serving size: 8 to 10


  • 1 cup ~120g raw cashews, soaked overnight (or soaked in boiling water for 1 hour)
  • 1/2 cup ~112g vegan unsweetened plain yogurt (I used this one)
  • 1/2 cup ~120g salsa of choice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños + 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño brine, optional but what gives this a distinct nacho taste


  • Drain the soaked cashews and pat dry. Add the cashews, along with the remaining ingredients, to a high-powered blender. Blend until thick, creamy, and smooth.

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

Homemade Tostada Shells

5 from 143 votes
Homemade tostada shells are so easy to make and are way fresher and tastier than store-bought tostadas.
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 12 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet Vegan
Serving size: 6 to 8


  • 6 to 8 Soft corn tortillas
  • Neutral-flavored oil of choice


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC.
  • Lightly brush soft corn tortillas with oil. Spread them out in a single layer on large baking sheets (I can fit about 5 on a half sheet pan)
  • Bake for 4-5 minutes, then flip the tortillas and bake another 4-5 minutes until the tortillas are crispy and lightly brown. Use immediately.

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Homemade Vegan Sour Cream

5 from 144 votes
A simple but delicious vegan sour cream made using just 5 ingredients! Made with more wholesome ingredients than store-bought options and couldn't be easier!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Condiment
Diet Vegan
Serving size: 10 to 12


  • 1 cup (130g) raw cashews, soaked overnight or for 8 hours*
  • 21/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ~112g coconut yogurt (I used this one)
  • Heaping 1/4 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons water more as needed


  • Add all of the ingredients except for the water to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides frequently. Then add a tablespoon of water, at a time, until you the sour cream comes together and the cashews are fully pulverized.
  • Taste for seasonings, adding more salt, lemon juice, or vinegar as needed.
  • Refrigerate before using.


*I recommend soaking the cashews overnight, if you can, instead of in boiling water for 1 hour, because it really softens them up. There isn’t much liquid in this recipe, so even when you’re using a fancy blender like a Vitamix, having really soft cashews will make it easier to blend.
I also recommend refrigerating this sour cream before using, as it significantly improves its taste.

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg


5 from 143 votes
An easy but tasty guacamole recipe! This recipe makes quite a lot of guacamole, so feel free to halve the recipe depending on how many crunchwraps or nachos you’re making.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet Vegan
Serving size: 8 to 10


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 large juicy lime juiced
  • 1 jalapeño diced (or add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper)
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • Kosher salt or sea salt to taste


  • Scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl. Squeeze the lime juice on top. Add the jalapeños, garlic, and cilantro, and mash everything up with a fork until smooth but there are still some rough avocado chunks. Season to taste with salt.

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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156 comments on The BEST Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

  1. Mark Stewart

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe! But I do have a question about the Vegan Taco Meat and mushrooms stems removed. Why do you need to remove the stems?
    We love your recipes and videos!

    Greetings from Denmark

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Mark, the stems can be used for the most part, but the very end of them can at times be quite thick and tough so we like to remove that part in that case. Hope that helped!

      Also great to hear you’re loving the recipes and videos all the way from Denmark :)

  2. Cathy

    Maybe I overlooked, but is there a nutritional list… Calories, protein, fat etc?
    Looks delish amd can’t wait to try this!!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Cathy, this is a hard one to calculate nutrition facts for because it’s highly variable in how much of each ingredient it uses, which tortilla is used, etc. I can give you a total nutrition facts for each of the components but you’d need to divide it to reflect how much you used in the recipe. & We hope you love it!

  3. Michael

    5 stars
    Crunch wraps were a classic from my childhood, and I love having a vegan version now. I made every part of the recipe except for the sour cream. The flavors and textures were phenomenal. Note that I did not use porcini powder or vegan beef broth. I used a little bit of white miso for extra umami. Still delicious!

    I appreciate the breakdown of how to make a crunch wrap. Folding it together seemed intimidating, but they came together beautifully thanks to the careful directions in this recipe.

    I’ve made several recipes by Nisha, and like this one, they are always fantastic! Thank you, Nisha and team!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Michael, So glad to hear you loved this recipe! Thanks for the lovely review :)

  4. Ankita Gandhir

    5 stars
    Nisha I am so glad you decided to be a vegan foodie queen rather than a lawyer. The world, especially us vegans, needed you to do this. My family loved this! I avoid using vegan meets or cheeses due to their sodium and saturated fat content and so I skipped the beef broth and yet it still turned out phenomenal. My family now wants this at least once a week. Also all of your recipes are so precise and well written, I feel comfortable making something from you for a large group, even if I’ve never tried it before. Kudos to you!!

  5. Elizabeth

    5 stars
    This was an absolute gamechanger to get my family to like vegan food. absolutely delish!!!!!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Elizabeth, So glad to hear everyone loved this recipe!

  6. Tracy

    5 stars
    LOVE this recipe! We use Kite Hill vegan yogurt as our “sour cream” and follow the rest of the recipe as-is. Yes, it takes a solid two hours to make everything. Yes, my husband begs for this for every birthday, father’s day, and any other celebratory excuse. It’s not an after-work meal for us because of the prep time involved, but we often make the filling on Sunday and make leftovers for the next two days. The video on this is also really good, and I’m not normally a video recipe person.
    I have zero complaints about the taste or health level of this meal. It really is worth the time.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Awesome, Tracy. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  7. Linda Hand

    5 stars
    I printed off all the recipies for this, packed up all the ingredients…drove 5 hours to see my family in Rio Rancho NM, my daughter and I made this together….IT IS AMAZING!! We both agree that it tastes better than Taco Bell. Her husband came home from work and tried it (because we couldn’t wait)…He also agreed with us! It is super delicious Nisha…Well done!!! BTW….when I got home several days later, yes, I made it again for my husband!!!

  8. Amanda Musgrave

    5 stars
    So good! I felt lazy when it came to making the taco meat, so I heated up some black beans, mixed in some taco seasoning and mashed them up a bit. I dare say that it was better than the taco bell version! So yummy!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Awesome, Amanda. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  9. Angela

    I’m so excited to try this. I can’t have nutritional yeast. Any substitution suggestions? Thank you!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Angela, vegan parmesan could work instead. Or you could try adding more mushrooms as a good source of umami. Enjoy!

      1. Angela

        5 stars
        I made these tonight. They were the BOM!! Your suggestion to use the parmesan cheese (since I can’t have nutritional yeast) was perfect. Thank you so much!! I have loved every recipe I have tried from your site.

  10. Drew

    5 stars
    What would you say is a good substitute for the mushrooms (allergic here)? Your recipes have been sooooo good and have helped me switch to a plant based diet.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Drew, if you can’t use the mushrooms, we’d suggest increasing the walnuts to 3/4 cup and the dry lentils from 2/3 cup to 1 1/3 cups. Cauliflower might work but we haven’t tested this recipe with it so we’re not sure.

      Also, many readers have made this with their favorite store-bought vegan ground meat so that’s always an option.

      Good luck! Also, we’re so happy you’ve been enjoying the recipes :)

  11. Jason

    5 stars
    Asian markets are a great source for dried mushrooms. I blend them up in the vitamix for mushroom powder, super good and super inexpensive at the asian markets vs Whole Foods, etc.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for sharing, Jason!

  12. Zoë Ellery

    5 stars
    I just wanted to say thanks so much for this recipe. There’s quite a bit of prep involved, but it’s so worth it!

    My wife was a little skeptical at first when I told her I wanted to try making a vegan conversion of some Taco Bell menu item neither of us had ever tried, but she’s now a total convert and I may have even talked her into letting me make these for us once a month from now on. ;-)

    Oh, and for anyone who’d prefer to get a full 8 crunchwrap supremes out of a standard bag of 8 flour tortillas, it’s possible to move the tostada shell to the final layer before folding over the tortilla, which prevents all the tastiness from falling out. If you go this route, I’d recommend a slight tweak on Nisha’s layering order: flour tortilla, vegan nacho cheese sauce, vegan taco meat, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro leaves… then spread the guacamole on the tostado shell, cover the guac with some vegan soured cream, and then (carefully!) flip the tostada over and place it on top of the stack before folding over the corners of the flour tortilla as usual. My worries that moving the ‘crunch layer’ from the middle to one side of the crunchwrap might affect the overall experience proved unfounded. ;-)

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for sharing, Zoë! We’re thrilled you loved the recipe :)

  13. Susan

    5 stars
    So good! My avocados weren’t ripe enough for guac, but I added chopped jalapenos and green onions in the layering, which added some compatible yum. Making your own tostadas is a must for taste and structural integrity. Store-bought turned soft in a heart beat and became messy to eat. This is definitely a do-again.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Awesome, Susan. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  14. Meagan

    5 stars
    Fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! We need to put more fillings in there next time.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Meagan, So glad to hear you loved this recipe!

  15. Rossella

    Hi Nisha
    I was wondering can I freeze the taco meat? I am planning to make this as one of my friend will visit me at the end of the month and I am trying to make things ahead as much as possible.
    Thanks a lot

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Rossella, yes definitely! Just make sure to store it in an airtight container. I hope you and your friend love the crunchwraps!


    5 stars
    Delicious recipes and very helpful!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Angie, So glad to hear you loved this recipe!

  17. Coreena

    5 stars
    I absolutely think these are the best hands down! Follow the directions exactly and you will not be disappointed.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the lovely feedback, Coreena!


    5 stars
    I used my air frier with oiled silpat on bottom to brown the ‘meat`. Tried some in oiled pan-couldn’t get them as crispy and too hard to turn/flip. The cheese sauce is amazing! This felt like a guilty pleasure…thanks!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      So glad to hear you loved this recipe!

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