Apr 2, 2014

Review: Taco Bell - Steak A.M. Crunchwrap

Taco Bell's Steak A.M. Crunchwrap features marinated slices of steak, scrambled eggs, a hash brown patty, shredded cheddar, and creamy jalapeno sauce all folded up in flour tortilla to assume a hexagonal shape before grilled.

I bought one for $2.99, which makes it the highest priced item on the new breakfast menu (unless you count a 12-pack of Cinnabon Delights).

I already tried the other two versions of the A.M. Crunchwrap (bacon and sausage) a while back since they're been offering them for some time here in Southern California, so I figured I might as well try the steak version.

The flour tortilla sported some nice crispy brown grill/press marks.
The steak was tender and moist with a very light seasoned flavor that works if you're eating just the steak, but tends to pull a vanishing act out there among the other ingredients. The sausage and bacon options provide more prominent flavors.

With the steak content to take a back seat in the A.M. Crunchwrap, the component that came to the fore was the creamy jalapeno sauce, which provides a nice savory depth as well as an uneven but overall mild heat (sometimes it was a little spicy, and sometimes not).

The eggs were moist, fluffy, and fairly plain. My hash brown didn't hold up in terms of crispiness but delivered on the requisite breakfast potato vibe. The shredded cheddar was melted through and mostly added a creamy gooey factor.

Overall, the Steak A.M. Crunchwrap was nice enough, but I found it a bit plain over the bacon or sausage versions. The steak just needs some more zing in this setting. Still, it's a cheap breakfast option for steak and eggs (and cheese and potatoes), especially if you enjoy that creamy jalapeno sauce.

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell A.M. Crunchwrap - Steak (235g)
Calories - 650 (from Fat - 340)
Fat - 38g (Saturated Fat - 11g)
Sodium - 1240mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 26g