Double-Shell Tacos Recipe
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Double-Shell Tacos Recipe

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These two-shell tacos from our Test Kitchen staff are twice the fun. A warm pita spread with refried beans enfolds a crispy taco shell filled with savory ground beef and tempting toppings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 2 whole pita breads
  • 2 taco shells
  • Toppings: chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes, sliced ripe olives, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and/or shredded lettuce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 526 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 1435mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, spread 1/4 cup refried beans over one side of each pita. Place on a microwave-safe plate; heat, uncovered, on high for 15-20 seconds or until warmed. Immediately wrap each pita around a taco shell. Fill with beef mixture. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Double-Shell Tacos in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p9

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ladyd33099 User ID: 1642917 134492
Reviewed May. 2, 2008

"I would just use flour tortillas....less bread. But I'll try with tortillas and let you know."

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