BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (2024)

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Meximelts are my guilty pleasure. This Beef Meximelt Recipe (inspired by Taco Bell) is super easy, unbelievably delicious and so much better than the drive-thru. Make a copycat version of your fast food favorite at home for an awesome lunch or dinner.

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Taco Bell Inspired Meximelt Copycats

It is unbelievable that it has taken me this long to get a Mexi-Melt recipe on my site because they are my absolute favorite fast food indulgence. Plus they are ridiculously easy to make at home and (in my humble opinion) taste so much better homemade.

Were Meximelts Discontinued In 2019

That’s the word on the street (and the web). Apparently Taco Bell revamped their menu in 2019 and decided to give Mexi-melts the ax. Weird because I can’t be the only Meximelt obsessed person.

However, I don’t really do fast food anymore so I cannot say for sure. I haven’t been to Taco Bell in ages. If you know for sure leave me a comment.

My Secret For The Best Copycat Mexi-Melts

I think what makes these so close to the original is the size of the ground beef. Taco Bell taco meat is very small, not the bigger chunks like in homemade tacos. So I use this Potato Masher to achieve the fine ground beef crumbles. I like kitchen gadgets that do double duty. Or, you can use a Meat Chopper instead.

Ingredients Needed For Beef Mexi-Melts(screenshot for grocery list)

  • Lean Ground Beef
  • (1 ounce) Packet Taco Seasoning
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • Pico de Gallo Salsa

How To Make Homemade Taco Bell Meximelts

  1. In large pan, brown ground beef. Drain oil then return to pan.
  2. Add water and taco seasoning. Mash meat to fine crumbles. Bring mixture to a gentle boil and simmer 5-10 minutes until saucy. Remove from heat.
  3. Wrap tortillas in damp paper towel and microwave 15-20 seconds to soften.
  4. Fill each tortilla with meat, cheese and pico de gallo. Tuck in the ends and roll like a burrito.
  5. Wrap each meximelt with a damp paper towel and microwave for 15 seconds. (This melts the cheese and gives the tortilla that slightly steamed quality)
  6. Serve hot.

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BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (5)

Beef Meximelt Recipe

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Meximelts are my guilty pleasure. This Beef Meximelt Recipe (inspired by Taco Bell) is super easy, unbelievably delicious and so much better than the drive-thru. Make a copycat version of your fast food favorite at home for an awesome lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Lean Ground Beef
  • (1 ounce) Packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 6 Large Flour Tortillas
  • 16 ounces Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 1/2 Cup Pico de Gallo Salsa

Instructions

    1. In large pan, brown ground beef. Drain oil then return to pan.
    2. Add water and taco seasoning. Mash meat to fine crumbles.
    3. Bring mixture to a gentle boil and simmer 5-10 minutes until saucy. Remove from heat.
    4. Wrap tortillas in damp paper towel and microwave 15-20 seconds to soften.
    5. Fill each tortilla with meat, cheese and pico de gallo. Tuck in the ends and roll like a burrito.
    6. Wrap each meximelt with a damp paper towel and microwave for 15 seconds. (This melts the cheese and gives the tortilla that slightly steamed quality)
    7. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Information

Yield 6Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 624Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 139mgSodium 977mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 44g

Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.

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  1. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (9)Katerina says

    Oh yum – these looks incredible! I can totally see why they would be your guilty pleasure!

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  2. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (10)Noemi says

    This meal looks fantastic! I want to try it this weekend! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    Reply

  3. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (11)Laralee Proctor says

    I too am/was a mexi melt fan! I probably only have fast food a couple times a year but when I do a Mexi Melt was it! And sadly its true they are no longer on the menu!!!! Why? They still have everything to make one or two, haha.

    Reply

    • BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (12)Nicole Harris says

      Haha! Right!?!?

      Reply

  4. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (13)Avauna says

    I’ve actually never tried these at Taco Bell (which is crazy because Taco Bell is my go to fast food place) but I will definitely try this recipe. My best friend’s mom is obsessed with these too so I’ll pass this along to her.

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    • BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (14)Nicole Harris says

      So Yum!

      Reply

  5. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (15)Becca says

    Looks great. At Taco Bell, they will make you a meximelt if you order a cheesy roll up with added ground beef and pico.

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    • BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (16)Nicole Harris says

      Oh, good to know! Thanks 🙂

      Reply

  6. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (17)Kristel says

    What kind of pick do you use?

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      • BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (19)Nanette says

        The salsa in your pictures above isn’t pico. Pico de Gallo is diced tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. It is very chunky and not saucy like the salsa in those pictures. I’m sure both taste great, I’m just a stickler when in comes to salsa (YUUUUMMM!)

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  7. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (20)Dawn Corwin says

    Meximelts are my fave! We are vegetarian so I used Boca Crumbles in place of the beef and your way worked perfect! Thank you!

    Reply

  8. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (21)L99 says

    This is just ground beef wrapped up in a tortilla with cheese. The Meximelt is about the fresco salsa, which has a vinegar bite, not pico. What’s next, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

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  9. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (22)Shirley Christiansen says

    Can you freeze them for later?

    Reply

  10. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (23)Janet Bradley says

    Could I use salsa instead of the Pico de Gallo salsa?

    Reply

  11. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (24)Joan Loraine Ostler says

    I miss the Meximelts because that is what I always ordered but I ordered chicken Meximelts. I think they cost tiny bit more but so worth it. I will use this recipe and use chicken instead.

    Reply

  12. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (25)Nanette says

    You could probably order one. Most restaurants have a secret menu, or will make an off the menu item if they have the ingredients.

    Reply

  13. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (26)Katherine LeRoy says

    Do you have a suggestion as to how I could make these up a little bit ahead of time for a group of 6? I’d rather not be fussing with them individually at birthday party time. Thank you!

    Reply

  14. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (27)Brandon says

    It’s true they did take them off the menu. BUT you can still get them, what you do is order the $1.00 cheesy roll up add beef and add pico and bam you have a Meximelt.

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  15. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (28)Denise says

    order a cheese roll-up and add taco meat . . . Meximelt it is, and it’s cheaper than the actual Meximelt. A Taco Bell employee told me this trick! Enjoy

    Reply

  16. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (29)Mindy says

    In your pictures, it looks like you have a tortilla and then something else wrapped around the tortilla that is a lighter color. What is that outer layer?

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    • BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (30)Nicole Harris says

      No, just a trick of the eye I think. It’s just the tortilla wrapped around 🙂

      Reply

  17. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (31)Cheri Redman says

    Looks yummy. Note- I ask Taco Bell’s to make me Mexi-melts and they do even though not on the menu.

    Reply

  18. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (32)Ruth says

    Meximelts were really my reason for going to Taco Bell, now since they discontinued them… not cool…. I don’t have a reason to go there anymore. I do look forward to trying these. I will be adding sour cream to mine though, my favorite!!

    Reply

  19. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (33)Lisa says

    I miss these at Taco Bell. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply

  20. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (34)Brifoods says

    As a Hispanic, microwaving a tortilla is the worst thing you could do.

    Reply

  21. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (35)Kristina Arnold says

    Sadly Taco Bell does not even carry pico de gallo anymore!!! Like what the heck!?! Isn’t that a Mexican staple?!?! Growing up, meximelts were my absolute favorite thing in the world! I’m definitely trying this recipe next week!

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  22. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (36)Jules Burke says

    FYI. Even though Meximelt not on menu you can still get it. You order the “cheesy roll up” and add beef and pico. Exactly the same.

    Reply

  23. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (37)Douglas Bourdo says

    From a former Taco Bell employee, it was prepared with Pico de Gallo.

    Reply

  24. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (38)Lois Block says

    Oh thank you. I’ll try that. Like making them at home too. This looks good.

    Reply

  25. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (39)sara necker says

    when I go to Taco bell i always get the same thing and that the burrito supreme meal. the recipe for the burrito is thin this meal

    Reply

  26. BEEF MEXIMELT RECIPE (Taco Bell Copycat) + WonkyWonderful (40)Teena says

    Really enjoyed this after working all day. The steaming in the microwave is a great idea and works.

    Reply

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