Double Layer Tacos

This Double Layer Tacos recipe makes it easy to decide between crunchy or soft tacos; just have both. Layer your refried beans to create a double-decker taco between an Old El Paso™ Crunchy Taco Shell and an Old El Paso™ Soft Flour Tortilla then fill it with spicy, savory ground beef. Let everyone add their favorite taco toppings for a happy family all the way around the table.
Prep 40 Minutes
Total Time 40 Minutes
Servings 12

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 box (4.6 oz) Old El Paso™ Crunchy Taco Shells (12 Count)
  • 12 tortillas from 2 packages (8.2 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Soft Tacos and Fajitas (10 Count)
  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Traditional Refried Beans, heated
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Cook over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Heat taco shells and flour tortillas as directed on packages.
  3. Spread 2 tablespoons heated refried beans on each flour tortilla. Place hard taco shell on center of flour tortilla and gently fold tortilla sides up to match taco shell sides.
  4. Spoon 2 tablespoons beef mixture into each double-layer taco shell. Top with salsa, lettuce and cheese. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Cool off with a dessert of fresh melon slices and a scoop of mango sorbet.


  • 1 Taco Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 110);  Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g ,Trans Fat 1g);  Cholesterol 30mg;  Sodium 870mg;  Potassium 110mg;  Total Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 1g);  Protein 13g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 15%;  Iron 15%
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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