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Double Decker Tacos

Double Decker Tacos Recipe and Video


Like the ones you get at that famous taco place, only homemade. A soft flour tortilla, spread with refried beans, is wrapped around a crisp taco shell with seasoned meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and guacamole.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix, divided
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 12 eaches prepared crisp taco shells
  • 2 avocado, NS as to Florida or Californias avocados
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 fresh lime, juiced
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 12 (7 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream


  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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Nutritional Information

Double Decker Tacos

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 458.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 38 %
carbohydrates: 12 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 24 %
fat: 40 %
saturated fat: 54 %
cholesterol: 18 %
vitamin a iu: 10 %
niacin equivalents: 55 %
vitamin b6: 16 %
vitamin c: 16 %
folate: 20 %
calcium: 26 %
iron: 16 %
magnesium: 16 %
potassium: 14 %
sodium: 30 %
thiamin: 26 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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