From the annals of the Top Secret Insider’s Recipe Master Edition Cookbook I present the recipe for the:
Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/2 cup water
Flat bread (pita will work)
Oil for deep−frying
Shredded Cheddar/Jack cheese
Mix dried onion with water in a small bowl and let stand for five minutes. Combine ground beef, flour, chili powder, paprika, and salt. Mix well. Add onions and water. Mix again.
In a skillet, cook beef mixture until browned. Stir often while cooking so no large chunks form; it should be more like a paste. Remove from heat and keep warm.
In a deep−fryer (or you can use a skillet) deep fry the bread for 30 seconds. Let drain on absorbent towels.Build Chalupas starting with meat, then sour cream, lettuce cheese, and tomatoes in that order. Top with hot sauce or salsa if desired.
Something makes me think this just won’t have that same flavor as the real thing. It takes a special kind of deep frying love to recreate such a masterpiece.