What’s better than a double decker taco? I used to love these things at Taco Bell… then they took them away… then they brought them back. I wanted to make my own at home with better ingredients, and that’s exactly what I did! Using grass fed organic ground beef, makes these tacos so much better for you than the meat at the restaurant. I add cilantro and pico de gallo, and tons of real sharp cheddar cheese. These are so good, and so easy for a weeknight meal.
Why you’ll love this stacked tacos
- You can prepare the meat ahead of time, making the actually assembly of these tacos super fast and easy on those busy week nights with the family.
- You will love the better ingredients and all of your favorite toppings you can add to these. Grass fed ground beef and homemade taco seasoning are my favorites, but you can certainly use the store bought seasoning as well.
- All the delicious, sharp cheddar you can pile onto these tortillas. The more cheese, the better, right?
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
- Frying Pan – I use my favorite Hexclad to fry up that delicious taco meat. Invest in good cookware, people!
- Sheet Pan – Make it a big one, so you can bake more tacos at one time.
- Parchment paper – Use parchment so all that delicious cheese that leaks over the edge of the tortillas gets nice and crispy, and can easily be peeled up with the tortilla.
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Hard taco shells
- Taco sized soft taco shells – Get the taco sized kind. Any larger, and they are too big to wrap around the corn hard shell.
- Ground beef
- Taco seasoning – You can use a packet, as the recipe calls for, or you can make your own taco seasoning.
- Iceberg lettuce shredded
- Sharp cheddar cheese – I love a good, sharp cheddar. Feel free to use your favorite cheddar cheese.
How to make these baked tacos
Step 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Step 2. Brown ground beef in a pan, add the taco seasoning and set aside.
Step 3. Grate cheese and sprinkle a healthy amount on each flour tortilla laying them flat. You may have to do this in batches, depending on how large your sheet pan is.
Step 4. Place them in the oven for about 5 minutes, just until the cheese is melty. Remove from oven.
Step 5. Place crunchy tortilla in the flour tortilla. Fold the cheesy flour tortilla around the crunchy. Add taco meat.
Step 6. Put back in the oven for about 5 more minutes.
Step 7. Remove from oven and top with your favorite taco toppings. I use lettuce and pico de gallo.
FAQs about grass fed ground beef
One of the most notable benefits of grass-fed beef is that it has an ideal ratio of omegas. Meat from grass-fed animals has 2 to 4 times more omega-3 fatty acid then meat from grain fed animals. Grass-fed beef has an omega 6:3 ratio of 0.16 to 1, while grain-fed beef can often have an omega 6:3 ratio higher than 20:1.
In order to differentiate what is truly grass fed beef from this less authentic product, consumers interested in truly grass fed beef should look for beef labeled 100% grass fed, as this indicates that these animals were raised on grass for their entire life after they were weaned from their mother.
Cows fed a grass-based diet are less likely to suffer gastrointestinal disorders and liver abscesses and sometimes have more access to pasture, making them generally less inhumane than cow products without a grass-fed label.
Easy and cheap Mexican recipes:
Double Decker Tacos
- 1 Frying Pan
- 1 Spatula
- 1 Sheet Pan
- Parchment paper
- 8 hard taco shells
- 8 taco sized soft taco shells
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- iceberg lettuce shredded
- 1/2 lb sharp cheddar cheese grated
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Brown ground beef in a pan, add the taco seasoning and set aside.
- Grate cheese and sprinkle a healthy amount on each flour tortilla laying them flat. You may have to do this in batches, depending on how large your sheet pan is.
- Place them in the oven for about 5 minutes, just until the cheese is melty. Remove from oven.
- Place crunchy tortilla in the flour tortilla. Fold the cheesy flour tortilla around the crunchy. Add taco meat.
- Put back in the oven for about 5 more minutes.
- Remove from oven and top with your favorite taco toppings. I use lettuce and pico de gallo.