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 TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 526 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 1435mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 32g protein.
Originally published as Double-Shell Tacos in Quick Cooking January/February 2004