Classic Grande Stacker

How to make Classic Grande Stacker

Grande Stacker is a famous Taco Bell dish that features a double portion of seasoned beef, a melted blend of mozzarella, cheddar, and pepper jack cheeses, and warm nacho cheese sauce folded in a warm flour tortilla in the Taco Bell’s Stacker tri-fold that is grill-pressed.

The Grande Stacker uses a very familiar combination of seasoned beef and cheese that you find in a number of menu items at Taco Bell The dish resembles the same as the $1 Stacker offered a while back by the Taco Bell chain; however, it comes with twice the quantity of beef. Beef and cheese are the two main ingredients that you usually find in a Grande Stacker. The only difference is the texture of the beef and cheese is slightly uneven in the Grande Stacker.

However the way of assembling will be different for different locations; some Taco Bell restaurants use about an inch of bare tortilla along the edges with a stray strand of cheese. 

In a Grande Stacker, the beef remains concentrated towards the fold so that the bites at the end taste much flavourful and meaty. The quantity of beef is higher than the cheese in this dish. However, the middle portion of the Classic Grande Stacker is filled with a balanced quantity of meat and cheese to make them taste even better. 


Preparing a Grande Stacker is very easy that uses simple yet exotic ingredients to make them taste better. Let us know all the ingredients that you will need to prepare the dish.

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 lb. ground beef

  • 2 tsp. chili powder

  • 1 tsp. paprika

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 large flour tortillas

  • 1 1/2 c. nacho cheese sauce

  • 2 c. shredded cheddar

Method of Preparation

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until they become soft; this will take approximately 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until they become fragrant. Add ground beef and stir occasionally breaking up meat with a wooden spoon. Cook the beef until it don’t look pink, which will take about 6 minutes. Drain the fat.

  • Then add spices and season with salt and pepper.

  • Place the tortillas on a flat pan and spread a thin layer of your favorite nacho sauce over one side of each tortilla. Then top it with ground beef and cheddar. Fold the tortillas in half to give them the shape of quesadillas.

  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add quesadillas and cook them until golden. Do not make them too crispy. This will take approximately 2 minutes. Flip the tortillas and immediately fold them into thirds. Cook for another 2 minutes per each side.

  • Repeat the same procedure for the remaining quesadillas.

  • Serve them hot.

Nutrition Facts

There are 570 calories in a Grande Stacker from Taco Bell; most of those calories come from fat (40%) and carbohydrates (43%).

Serving Size: 1 stacker

  • Calories: 570

  • Calories from Fat: 230

  • Total Fat: 25g

  • Saturated Fat: 11g

  • Trans Fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 60mg

  • Sodium: 1570mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 61g

  • Dietary Fiber: 7g

  • Sugars: 4g

  • Protein: 25g

  • Vitamin A:10%

  • Vitamin C:2%

  • Calcium: 35%

  • Iron: 30%

All percent daily value figures are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Reviewed October 23, 2020

Avoid the Grande Stacker Box

I ordered the Grande Stacker box at the drive-thru, based on the TV commercials I had been seeing.
The two crunchy tacos were very good.
The Grande Stacker was about the worst food I have ever eaten in my lift. Seasoned beef, nacho cheese in a burnt wrapper.
I could not take more than two bites without my gag reflex kicking in. I tossed it out.

Date of visit: October 2020

Reviewed October 23, 2020

Jordan Mallory

Taco Bell's latest is a folded and toasted item featuring seasoned ground beef, nacho cheese sauce, and a three-cheese blend for $2.49.


•   Isn't as shitty of a fake quesadilla as it could be I guess

•   It's still Taco Bell


•   Tastes exactly like the value menu Beef Burrito, which is $1.49 cheaper, just without the rice

•   I think they're trying to position this as a replacement for the Shredded Chicken Quesadilla Melt but it's more expensive and doesn't have the Chipotle Sauce

•   The $5 Grande Stacker Box has "sodium content higher than [the] daily recommended limit (2,300 mg)" according to the Taco Bell website and app

•   The one I got was only folded once, not twice as shown above.

Latest News

Taco Bell Launches New Items Like a $5 Grande Stacker Box And Dragon fruit Freeze.

Taco Bell has announced to add two new items, Grande Stacker Box and Dragon fruit Freeze to its menu from September 24, 2020. The Grande Stacker Box will be available at $5. The Grande Stacker Box features a tri-folded grilled seasoned beef quesadilla with mozzarella, cheddar, pepper jack cheese, and a nacho cheese sauce. You will get an additional two crunchy tacos and a medium drink (Baja Blast) for just $5 along with the stacker in this box. 


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