How to Hack a 7-Layer Burrito From Existing Taco Bell Menu Items

How to Hack a 7-Layer Burrito From Existing Taco Bell Menu Items


A Taco Bell 7-Layer burrito on a counter

Photo: Joshua Blanchard (Getty Images)

Last summer, Taco Bell suddenly discontinued longtime standbys like the quesarito, Fiesta potatoes, and the 7-layer burrito. Two of these weren’t banished forever—the quesarito lives on as an in-app exclusive and potatoes seem to be back for good—but the classic 7-layer burrito has simply disappeared into the ether.

This is bad news for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone trying to eat less meat, but TikTok user damntastyvegan recently shared a simple workaround: Order a Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito “fresco-style”—which swaps mayo-based sauces and dairy for diced tomatoes—and add potatoes, rice, and guacamole. This order will get you a delicious, filling, 100% vegan 7-layer burrito for a little over 2 dollars—at least at the location damntastyvegan frequents.

As a vegan, I applaud this hack. As a Taco Bell enthusiast, I have one tiny quibble: If it’s vegan, it’s not a true 7-layer. According to the Taco Bell website, a 7-layer burrito contains the following ingredients:

  • Beans
  • Sour cream
  • Tomatoes
  • 3-cheese blend
  • Rice
  • Lettuce
  • Guacamole

Veganizing a 7-layer burrito removes 2 of the layers and adds potatoes, which aren’t part of the original item. It’s still a great burrito—it’s just not really the same burrito. (I guess vegans only get 6 layers.)

If nothing but the OG 7-layer burrito will do, you can easily modify an existing menu item to make one. Depending on your preferences, you can either go for a Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito (as the TikTok recommends) or a Burrito Supreme. Here’s how to customize them according to Reddit users from /r/tacobell, the Internet’s one-stop shop for all Taco Bell-related knowledge:

  • Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito: No creamy jalapeño sauce, no nacho cheese; add tomato, sour cream, lettuce, guacamole, and 3-cheese blend
  • Supreme Burrito: No beef, no onions, no red sauce, no cheddar; add guacamole, rice, and 3-cheese blend

The main difference here is price—the Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito is cheaper than the Supreme and requires fewer modifications. With that said, I’ve always found the dollar-menu items to be on the small side; if you’re super hungry, a modded Burrito Supreme might be the move.

Whichever permanent menu item you choose, custom orders are easier on the Taco Bell app. Once you’ve got your 7-layer order perfected, just save it for future use. You can even name it, like Reddit user joec_95123 did for hismodified Burrito Supreme: “I set up this exact order as ‘Recreated 7-Layer’ in the app.” Follow his example and you’ll be just a few taps away from your beloved burrito—even though it’s not on the menu.

 



Source

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top