Double-Decker Tacos

I really like when I get to put “double decker” in a recipe title. It suggests that whatever-it-is, is substantial and doubly delicious. And just think with these tacos, gone are the days that when you bite into your hard shell and the bottom splits open and the fillings of your taco fall out onto your plate. Gone. I. Say!

These are perfect dinner for those nights you really don’t feel like pouring your heart and soul into a meal. Which sometimes is every night for me. :/

To be honest… I really don’t know why I’m posting this recipe. It’s a little ridiculous actually, because they’re CRAZY easy. Like why-in-the-heck-does-this-need-to-be-blogged easy, let alone for me to show you step-by-step on how to make them… but here I am and here they are! My homemade version of a Taco Bell favorite, the double-decker taco.

First things first, you’ll need to whip up some homemade taco seasoning, which takes all or 5 minutes, IF that!

Then throw some {a little over a pound} hamburger/ground beef/ chuck into a skillet.

Once every crumble is cooked thoroughly…. add in the taco seasoning.

And the tablespoon of flour. Give it a stir so the fat can absorb the flour, cook for a minute or two… to cook the flour a little bit.

Add in the 1/4 cup of water…

And stir. The flour, fat and water will thicken the seasonings into sauciness! Turn the heat down to low to keep warm and get working the “decker” part.

Grab a package of ten corn taco shells.

Find something to stand them up in… I’m using a 9×13 baking pan.

Grab the meat mixture….

And fill up the shells evenly!

While the meat was cooking I heated up some re-fried beans.

Spread some warm beans onto a small flour tortilla.

Lay a filled taco onto the shell…

…and press on with the rest of the tacos.

Grab some toppings…

Fill it up…

…and dig in!


Double-Decker Tacos

My homemade version of a Taco Bell favorite!

Yield: 10 tacos

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes {for the ground beef}

Total Time: 30-35 minutes


1 pound Ground Beef

1 recipe for my homemade Taco Seasoning {linked above}

1 tablespoon Flour

1/4 cup Water

1 package of 10 Corn Taco Shells

10 Soft Flour Tortilla Shells

Re-fried Beans

Chopped Lettuce


Cheddar Cheese


Brown the ground beef in a skillet until fully cooked. Meanwhile heat up the re-fried beans.

To the beef add in the taco seasoning and flour. Stir and cook for a minute or two.

Add in the water and stir until it's thickened.

Spoon the taco meat into taco shells.

Wrap the flour tortillas in a slightly damp paper towel and heat in microwave for a minute. Smear a little of the re-fried beans onto each tortilla.

Place each corn {meat-filled} taco into the center of the bean-smeared floured tortilla and wrap. The beans acting as the glue to keep the taco and floured tortilla together.

Top with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes or any of your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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These look soooo delicious! What’s a good alternative to sour cream and beans? My fiance and I don’t like either on our tacos so any ideas?


These will make my husband beyond happy. I’m going to have to them asap. I’m sure he will just douse them in ortega though like he does with all Mexican type food!