Crunchy and soft tacos make a great couple. The soft taco, layered with a mixture of refried beans and cheese, act as a cushion to keep the crunchy taco shell, filled with taco meat and toppings, from breaking. It's fun for kids and adults, too! This recipe is versatile and toppings are a matter of preference. We prefer shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce, hot sauce, and sometimes guacamole. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 double tacos
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook ground beef and onion in a skillet over medium heat until beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain excess grease from the skillet.

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  • While beef cooks, stir taco seasoning mix into water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Stir taco seasoning mixture into ground beef and onion mixture; simmer on medium-low heat while preparing the remaining ingredients.

  • Stir refried beans and cubed process cheese food together in a separate small saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until cheese food has melted completely into the beans, about 10 minutes.

  • Divide refried bean mixture between flour tortillas; spread into an even layer to cover one side completely.

  • Wrap tortillas around the crisp taco shells, using bean mixture to stick the tortillas to the shells.

  • Spoon seasoned ground beef into the taco shells.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 17.5g; carbohydrates 31.9g; fat 16g; cholesterol 49.2mg; sodium 801.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
I submitted this recipe but the editors must have changed it. I never cook the taco seasoning and water separate from the meat! I brown the meat, drain it, and add the seasoning/water in with it. No need to dirty an extra pan! Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
I submitted this recipe but the editors must have changed it. I never cook the taco seasoning and water separate from the meat! I brown the meat, drain it, and add the seasoning/water in with it. No need to dirty an extra pan! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2012
Great recipe and a fabulous combination of crunchy and soft! I followed the submitter's advice for the cooking instructions... I used lean ground beef and for the seasoning I used "Seasoning For Tacos" from this site. I'm not the biggest fan of Velveeta but my husband loves it and this really worked for this recipe. This was so good with all the fixin's - chopped tomatoes shredded lettuce picante sauce and sour cream! Thanks for a great recipe cwoods81! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2012
Yum! Couldn't get many takers on the double taco at our taco bar but those that had it loved it! Our people tonight just didn't have taste buds for anything fun and unusual! Will serve it next time to a more appreciative group. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2012
Never thought to stick tortillas to taco shells but it worked nicely. We even used regular shredded cheddar cheese instead of velveeta. Tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2012
This was very good. I liked the contrast between the soft flour tortilla and the crispy corn shell inside. It was easier to eat then a regular taco since when the shell broke during eating none of the filling fell out. I used onion powder instead of fresh. I tossed the water the uncooked beef onion powder and the taco seasoning all in at the start and it made a raw meat soup but once it cooked down it was so delicious. I used a lean beef so no draining of grease was required. That's the secret to getting the super fine texture adding the liquid from the start and breaking down the meat. I'm going to fix this again it was a huge hit here. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2013
These were tasty double tacos! I used the super size hard taco shells and the fajita size flour tortillas and they were a perfect fit. Much more filling than a typical taco. Thanks for sharing your recipe cwoods! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2013
We loved this recipe! Husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2012
So yummy! We loved the extra crunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2014
I've made this a bunch of times...it's a great alternative to plain tacos. The most amazing part about it is the leftovers the next day...making tex mex breakfast burritos. Read More
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