Double Decker Tacos


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 tacos


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix, divided

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

  • cup water

  • 12 prepared crisp taco shells

  • 2 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.

    close up view of a Double Decker Taco served with salsa and guacamole on a plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
26g Fat
37g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 741mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 256mg 20%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 485mg 10%

* 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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