Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme Copycat Recipe

When the craving strikes, the craving strikes. We all know that feeling. There's a rumbling in your stomach, and there's only place that can fill the void. Yo quiero Taco Bell. The fast food giant is a fan favorite. With locations in all over the world, the chain keeps us coming back again and again thanks to their crunchy beef tacos and their addictive Baja Blasts. If you have some Diablo sauce packets laying around, you can now try your hand at making one of our favorite menu items for yourself at home. We've nailed the Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme, but we're about to one up it with our copycat Chalupa Supreme.

Kristen Carli is owner of Camelback Nutrition & Wellness, a private nutrition practice in Scottsdale, as well as the muse behind Mostly Green, a blog where she develops and shares simple plant-based recipes. She also happens to be a big Taco Bell fan — her favorite order is a Cheesy Gordita Crunch or Doritos Locos taco, by the way. She's sharing with us her Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme copycat recipe that she promises us "tastes just like the real thing." Ready to live mas, friends? 

Gather your ingredients for this Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme copycat recipe

You'll begin by gathering all of your ingredients for this Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme copycat recipe. This includes eight homemade chalupa shells, two cups of copycat Taco Bell beef, two diced roma tomatoes, a cup of shredded lettuce, a cup of shredded Mexican cheese, and a cup of sour cream. Carli suggests using finely shredded Mexican cheese. This will produce a finished chalupa that's as close to the real thing as possible.

The chalupa shells and Taco Bell ground beef recipes have been previously covered by Mashed recipe developers. More on that to come.

Use our previous recipes for this Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme copycat recipe

We're thinking outside the bun for this one. This chalupa supreme requires ingredients from previous recipes that we have shared. Our copycat homemade chalupa tastes just the real thing. In fact, it's even fresher than hitting the drive-thru, and it's super-simple to make. Our recipe produces a perfectly crunchy yet almost buttery chalupa.

This recipe also calls for our version of copycat Taco Bell ground beef. You'll get all the wonderful flavors of the beef with added spices for richness and a generous portion of sugar and salt. It's also deliciously moist and tender thanks to a very special secret ingredient.

Assemble this Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme copycat recipe and serve

It's almost eating time! Once you've prepared both your homemade chalupa shell and homemade copycat Taco Bell Beef, you can build this Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme copycat recipe. However you layer ingredients is fine based on your preference, but if you want the real Taco Bell experience, Carli suggests adding a quarter of a cup of beef to each chalupa first. You will then layer a tablespoon of diced tomatoes, two tablespoons of shredded lettuce, two tablespoons of Mexican cheese, and two tablespoons of sour cream.

Feel free to get creative here. If you want more cheese, go for it! Carli also suggests a fun variation that sees the additional topping of our copycat Taco Bell quesadilla sauce. Not that we expect you to have any leftovers (because it's that good), but these do not keep well, so you're going to want to throw a fiesta and devour them all in one sitting.

Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme Copycat Recipe
4.8 from 10 ratings
We've already nailed the Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme, but we're about to one up it with our copycat Chalupa Supreme.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
45
minutes
Servings
8
chalupas
Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme copycat recipe
Total time: 55 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups copycat Taco Bell beef (following Mashed recipe)
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
Optional Ingredients
  • 8 homemade chalupas (following Mashed recipe)
  • Copycat Taco Bell quesadilla sauce (following Mashed recipe)
Directions
  1. After cooking the chalupa dough and preparing the copycat Taco Bell beef, build chalupas by adding ¼ cup beef to each chalupa.
  2. Top with 1 tablespoon diced tomatoes, 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce, 2 tablespoons shredded Mexican cheese, and 2 tablespoons sour cream.
  3. Repeat with remaining chalupas. Add copycat Taco Bell quesadilla sauce if desired.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 172
Total Fat 13.0 g
Saturated Fat 7.2 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 53.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 1.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Total Sugars 1.3 g
Sodium 148.5 mg
Protein 12.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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