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Double-Shell Tacos

 Double-Shell Tacos
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.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 526 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 1,435 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 32 g protein.