Double Decker Tacos

Double Decker Tacos

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"The best tacos! A soft shell taco is layered with refried beans, then wrapped around a hard shell taco, which is filled with seasoned ground beef and topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, sour cream and fresh guacamole. You can top it with whatever you like, but I recommend loading it up! Also, if you don't eat meat, put melted cheese on the soft shell, and the refried beans in the hard."


45 m servings 458 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 26.3 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 728 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, and sprinkle about 3/4 of the packet of taco seasoning over the meat. Cook and stir the ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks, until the beef is browned and crumbly, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the excess grease.
  2. Mash the refried beans with the water in a small saucepan, and sprinkle with the rest of the seasoning packet. Heat the refried beans over low heat until simmering.
  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Place the crisp taco shells on a baking sheet, and warm them in the preheated oven for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. To make the guacamole, peel, seed, and mash the avocados in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of sour cream, the lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.
  5. To build the tacos, spread each flour tortilla with about 2 tablespoons of heated refried beans. Wrap the tortilla gently around a crisp tortilla shell. Spread about 2 tablespoons of ground beef along the bottom of the crisp shell, and sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of shredded Cheddar cheese on top of the meat. Top the cheese with shredded lettuce, a sprinkle of chopped tomato and onion, and a dollop of sour cream and guacamole.
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  1. 101 Ratings


There are many ways to improve this taco recipe. As a Mexican, I almost cringed looking at this recipe. It's really not that hard to make it the right way but a lot of people assume it is. First...

I spread the refried beans on the soft shell and then put in in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds to soften up the shell without drying it out too much before surrounding the hard shell. I ...

These are great for people that like Taco Bell's double decker. Same basic principle applies - don't wait too long to eat or the crunch is history!

It is beyond me why people like reviewer Robert makes such ridiculous posts. You don't need to add such ignorant comments. Please act like an adult....geez. Great recipe, my husband liked it ve...

Probably the best Taco I've ever had...My son & I always differed on the choice of hard Tacos (him), vs soft Tacos (me) - this recipe takes care of both. Couldn't find a ripe fruit for the guaca...

These were very good and fun to make! A different twist to our taco night. I did not make the gaucamole because the avocados at the store were very hard! Aside from that, the recipe turned ou...

Took the idea and made it the same way I make our favorite tacos. I'm not sure if we'll ever go back to the old way.

I made tacos this way,but used taco sauce instead of the dry seasonings packet for tacos. It always makes it so much better,and no migraines.

These were sooooooo good. I followed the directions except I didn't add the taco seasoning to the refried beans. The shells held together very well and didn't move around using the beans. I did ...