Vegan Gordita Crunch

Vegan Gordita Crunch RecipeThis vegan gordita crunch is a vegan Taco Bell copycat recipe that uses 9-ingredients & can be made in 10 minutes.

This Vegan Cheesy Gordita Crunch recipe is super quick and easy to make if you use store-bought vegan ground round and flour gorditas (or make my easy homemade flour gorditas ahead of time). This recipe tastes just like the original but made vegan!

Taco Bell Gordita Crunch RecipeVegan Gordita Crunch

DAIRY-FREE & VEGAN

If you’ve been craving a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch, I wanted to show you a vegan way to make it in 10-minutes! That’s quicker than driving to the drive-thru, not to mention probably better! 

Down in the recipe card or in my video, I’ll show you how to turn 9 simple ingredients into a flavourful, crunchy gordita crunch taco wrapped gently in a layer of cheese and soft gordita you can make at home. The layer of cheese is the glue that holds the soft gordita to the hard taco shell. I used my vegan nacho cheese sauce as the glue, but you can also melt vegan cheese in the oven to get the soft gordita to stick to the hard shell.

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This vegan gordita crunch is a vegan Taco Bell copycat recipe that uses 9-ingredients & can be made in 10 minutes. This Vegan Cheesy Gordita Crunch recipe is super easy!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 8 tacos
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  1. Get your soft gorditas ready first. You can make them from scratch (recipe here), or buy them at the store. Or you can use mini flatbread/naan bread that would fit around your hard taco shell.
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, heat your veggie ground beef with a bit of water, and taco seasoning until heated through. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together 1 cup of vegan nacho cheese, chopped jalapeño peppers and vegan mayo to make a easy baja sauce. Set aside.
  4. Now there's two ways of preapring a Cheesy Gordita Crunch
  5. Option 1: Melt vegan shredded cheese to get soft gordita to stick to hard taco shell
  6. Set your oven to broil.
  7. Place gordita tortillas on a baking sheet.
  8. In an even layer, top each gordita tortillas with a generous amount of dairy-free shredded cheese.
  9. Place these in the oven on the top rack for 30 seconds- 1 minute, or until the cheese has melted. (A microwave works too).
  10. Remove the tray from the oven and place a hard taco shell in the middle of the gordita, gently press it to the hard shell on each side until the melted cheese acts like a glue holding the soft and the hard taco shells together. Be careful NOT to press so hard that you crack the hard taco shell.
  11. Allow the cheese to set for roughly 30 seconds to 1 min.
  12. repeat with the rest, and layer your tacos with warm veggie ground round, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, vegan shredded cheese, and your baja sauce or vegan sour cream.
  13. Option 2: USe vegan queso/vegan nacho cheese sauce to get soft gordita to stick to hard taco shell
  14. One at a time spread some of the vegan queso or nacho cheese sauce in an even layer across the gordita.
  15. Place a hard taco shell in the middle of the gordita, and gently press the gordita to the hard shell on each side. Be careful NOT to press so hard that you crack the hard taco shell.
  16. Build your taco & repeat.
  17. To your gordita wrapped taco shell, add a layer of the taco "beef" and toppings of choice like tomatoes, shredded lettuce, vegan shredded cheese, and your baja sauce or vegan sour cream. Voila!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 taco Calories: 399 Fat: 22.1g Carbohydrates: 33.7g Protein: 12.7g

Hey I’m Candice aka The Edgy Veg – I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or by-products of animals. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!


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2 Comments

  • Molly says:

    This is such a good way to level up a store-bought Taco kit for taco tuesday

  • Ryan says:

    After making your flour gorditas (so delicious btw) I bought a Hard taco shell kit that came with taco seasoning and salsa and used beyond beef to make these vegan Gordita crunch tacos! I just used daiya’s cheddar shredded cheese to melt the hard shell with Gordita and filled the taco with lettuce, salsa and vegan sour cream instead of baha sauce )not a spice fan). These were so delicious for our weekly taco night!

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