Donair Crunchwrap

Donair Crunchwrap
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OMG! These are a really nice treat! I love coming up with new ways to enjoy the classic Donair Meat & Sauce. The Donair Crunchwrap is built and assembled the same way as the Taco Crunchwrap. Except these get stuffed with Halifax Style Donair Meat, Donair Sauce, Tostada, more donair sauce with chopped lettuce, diced Onions & Tomatoes.

Add to this some shredded Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese to take it to a whole other level. These are just a great way to use up leftover donair meat.

This recipe uses a JAH Product – Halifax Donair Spice and is available at our Online Store.

Tortillas

Use a 12-inch Flour Tortilla. These can be a bit hard to find. In which case you can make homemade 12-inch flour tortillas or use 10-inch flour tortillas. With 10 inch tortillas, you won’t get a complete seal, due to the smaller size. This can be remedied by tearing another tortilla into 4 equal sections and using each one on top before folding the Crunchwrap to get a complete seal and creating the classic hexagon shape.

Brown the Tortillas a bit in a skillet, a few seconds on each side until toasted. Then set the Tortillas aside on a plate or waxed paper until ready to assemble.

Donair Meat

The Donair Crunchwrap is stuffed with thinly sliced Donair Meat. It doesn’t need much and you don’t want to use too much, since too much donair meat filling will make it very difficult to fold the Donair Crunchwrap. Use 60 – 90 g or 1/4 cup.

Prepare the Donair meat, cook, cool, and slice in preparation for making this recipe, or use leftover sliced donair meat.

JAH Donair Plate
JAH Donair Plate

Ground Donair Meat

You can even do these Taco Bell style with ground Donair meat. This saves a bunch of time in both cooking, resting, and avoiding the time it takes to slice the donair meat.

Combine the Ground Beef with JAH Donair Spice & 1 Tbl of Cold Water. Mix well and pan-fry until cooked through. This method will have the donair meat ready in about 10 minutes.

Donair Sauce

Spoon Donair Sauce over the meat as well as the Tostada. The Donair Sauce takes a bit of time to develop, so make this ahead of time ( A few hours) and refrigerate covered until ready to use.

Halifax Donair Sauce
Halifax Donair Sauce

Tostadas

Tostadas are used not only to add extra crunch but as a guideline on where the Donair Crunchwrap needs to be wrapped. It also assists in holding the Donair Crunchwrap together so that it doesn’t flop everywhere.

Tostadas
Tostadas

Cheese

A blend of shredded Mozzarella & Provolone cheese at a ratio of 3:1 is absolutely phenomenal with donairs.

Shred a package of High Moisture Mozzarella Cheese and add 3 cups of it to a large Ziploc bag. Shred a package of Provolone Cheese and add 1 cup of it into the large Ziploc bag with the mozzarella cheese. Mix well and place into the freezer for storage.

Saputos Mozzarella Cheese
Saputos Mozzarella Cheese

Vegetables

Always the classic Onions & Tomatoes. Diced, Washed, and Drained. Add chopped Lettuce too.

Donair Crunchwrap Assembly

  1. Fry the Tortilla a bit to brown. Place about 1/4 C of Donair Meat (60 g – 90 g) in the center.
  2. Spoon Donair Sauce on top of the meat with shredded cheese blend.
  3. Add the Tostada and press down and wiggle to flatten the donair meat out.
  4. Add more donair sauce on top of the Tostada.
  5. Top with Lettuce, Diced Onions & Tomatoes.
  6. Fold into the classic hexagon shape.

How to Fold the Donair Crunchwrap

Folded the same way as the Taco Crunchwrap with the classic hexagon shape. This can be a bit tricky. If you end up with 5 or 7 folds, don’t fret, it’s all good as long as it is sealed. Here is a Youtube Training Video on how to fold the Classic Taco Crunchwrap and is applicable here just as well. It does take some practice.

If using 10-inch tortillas you won’t get a complete seal. To remedy this, tear another tortilla into 4 equal sections and use one piece to place on top before folding the Crunchwrap to get a complete seal.

How to Grill the Donair Crunchwrap

Heat a skillet up over medium heat for a few minutes. Then Place the Crunchwrap seam side down to cook for about 25 – 30 seconds. Flip it over and grill the other side. If when flipping it over the seam side does not hold, flip it back over for another few seconds until it does.

Careful not to brown it too much, if the pan is too hot, remove it from the heat for a bit, and let it cool.

Donair Crunchwrap Grilled
Donair Crunchwrap Grilled

Dipping Sauces

Serve the Donair Crunchwrap up with more Donair Sauce on the side or JAH Garlic Sauce, which is the Papa Johns Style Garlic Sauce to add some Garlicky Kick to the Crunchwrap.

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce
Papa Johns Garlic Sauce
Donair Crunchwrap Pin
Donair Crunchwrap Pin

Donair Crunchwrap

Donair Crunchwrap stuffed with Donair Meat, Donair Sauce, Tostada, Cheese, Lettuce, Diced Tomatoes & Onions. Pan Fried Golden Crispy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian, Halifax Nova Scotia, Maritimer
Keyword: Donair Crunchwrap
Servings: 6 portions
Author: JAH

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Cooked Donair Meat – See Notes
  • 6 12 inch Flour Tortillas – can use 10 inch, homemade or store-bought
  • 6 Tostadas
  • 2 Tbl Donair Sauce – per portion
  • small handful Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese – per portion
  • small handful Chopped Lettuce, Diced Onions & Tomatoes – per portion

Instructions

  • Pan Fry the Tortillas for a few seconds on each side until heated through and lightly browned. Lay the tortilla out on a plate or waxed paper for assembly.
  • Prepare the Donair Meat, either Sliced or Ground. While the Donair meat is cooking prepare and wash the vegetables.
  • Assemble the Donair Crunchwrap as follows.
    Tortilla
    1/4 C (60 g – 90 g) of Donair meat
    Pinch of Cheese
    Donair Sauce
    Tostada
    More Donair Sauce
    Lettuce, Onions & Tomatoes
    Torn off piece of Tortilla on top if you can not get a complete seal.
    Fold into the classic hexagon shape.
  • Heat a Skillet up for about 2 – 3 minutes over medium heat. Place the Donair Crunchwrap seam side down and cook for about 25 – 30 seconds. Flip and brown the other side.

Notes

The Donair meat can be prepared into a loaf and cooked, cooled and sliced, or cooked in a skillet much like taco meat and used to fill the Crunchwraps.