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Cheesy Gordita Crunch Copycat

This copycat Taco Bell cheesy gordita crunch recipe has all the delicious flavors of the original, but it's even better!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Gorditas
Calories 456kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Hard Taco Shells
  • Gordita Flour Tortillas
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tomato diced
  • Copycat Taco Bell Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp minced onion
  • ¼ tsp sugar

Jalapeno Ranch Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt


  • Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 375*
  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the ground beef and break apart. Once halfway cooked, stir in the taco seasoning. Remove from heat and place into a bowl.
  • Lay gorditas out on a solid work surface. Cover each evenly with shredded cheddar cheese and place into the oven to melt for 4 minutes.
  • Prepare the spicy ranch while the cheese is melting. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk well to combine.
  • Once cheese has melted on the gorditas, remove them from the oven and place onto a taco stand to help hold the shape. Add the hard shell tortilla over the cheese. Scoop taco meat into the center of the hardshell tortilla. Top with spicy ranch, shredded lettuce, tomato, and cheese.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 1Gordita | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 523mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 321mg | Iron: 2mg