When Taco Bell took the Meximelt off their menu in 2019, it was the end of an era. It was the longest running menu item at the fast food chain. And for many of us, it was a true guilty eat.
Considering there has been no news from Taco Bell about a possible revival of this classic menu item, we have been hunting for the ultimate copycat recipe. After all, the Meximelt might be gone from Taco Bell, but it is definitely not forgotten.
While there have been a number of recipe hacks and copycat recipes released to try to replicate the magic of this cheesy, meaty tortilla wrap, none of them have truly delivered the way we remember. But finally, we have stumbled across the perfect recipe for the Meximelt thanks to Wonky Wonderful.
And as they mention on their site, one of the reasons that the Meximelt has always stood out from the crowd is the size of the ground beef and even the three cheese blend that is used to bring this item to life. When it comes to Taco Bell ground beef, they always have really small bits of beef, and a tip from Wonky Wonderful is to use a potato masher to break up your ground beef into fine crumbles.
How to make a Meximelt at home to satisfy those classic Taco Bell cravings
What you need:
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- Taco seasoning (Either a full packet or if you get your seasoning in a jar use 1 oz.)
- 2 Tablespoons of water
- Flour Tortillas
- Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend (Opt for a blend that includes at least three cheeses like Taco Bell used.)
- Fresh pico de gallo
What to do:
In a large frying pan, cook up your ground beef until it has browned, then drain out the excess oil from your pan. Next add in your taco seasoning and the water (if you feel like you need more water, add in by the teaspoon). Mix together your seasoning and meat, then use the potato masher to break your beef into a fine crumble. Bring the liquid in the pan up to a boil and then simmer for between five and 10 minutes.
Remove your beef from the heat and set aside. Next take your flour tortillas and wrap/settle between damp paper towel and warm for around 15 seconds to soften the tortillas.
Set out your tortillas and fill with the cooked beef, your shredded cheese mix, and the pico de gallo. Tuck your tortilla ends and wrap the same way you would for a burrito. Once again, wrap up your Meximelt in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for 15 seconds.
Make sure you serve hot so you get all that melty, ooey-gooey goodness we all remember and loved. And then make it again and again because if Taco Bell isn’t going to show us some Meximelt love, then we need to do it for ourselves.
What do you think Guilty Eaters? Do you miss the Meximelt as much as we do? Are you going to give this copycat recipe a try? Let us know in the comments below.