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Walking Taco

A Walking Taco are a deconstructed taco made right in the bag of chips. Great for parties and potlucks! If you’ve ever wondered how to make a Walking Taco bar, this easy Mexican dinner is way easier than you think. This is the perfect party food great for football games or birthday parties.


If you’ve ever bought one of those huge variety packs of snack sized chips, what’s always the last kind of chip left in the bag? The Frito bag.

Maybe these aren’t new to you, but I first heard about Walking Tacos from my sister Shelly. The whole concept is that these are tacos on the run…or walk.


Walking tacos are where you take a snack sized bag of Fritos (or any type of chips) and crush them up. Open the bag and fill it with taco meat and all of your favorite taco toppings. 

Then you’re free to roam, work the crowd, or watch the game without being tied down to a table.

The best part is that there are no plates and easy cleanup. Use a disposable fork or if you’re feeling fancy, a plastic fork from IKEA.

You know I love anything taco. Taco Grilled Cheese, Taco Pizza Rolls, Taco Pasta. Basically, I can incorporate any type of food into a taco recipe and this is an easy way to switch up taco night.

No, I don’t have big hairy man hands. My husband grabbed one to go.


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I know it’s hard so let me walk you through this. First, crush your chips with the bag still closed.

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Open the bag, scoop some taco meat inside, and then add your favorite toppings.

Our toppings included black beans (which add some bulk if you’re trying to feed a crowd), lettuce, tomato, sour cream, shredded cheese, and salsa.

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 So you don’t really need a recipe for Walking Tacos. It’s basically taco meat in a chip bag and you can add whatever you want.


These are traditionally made with snack sized bags of Fritos but you can also use Chili Cheese Fritios, Cool Ranch Doritos, or Nacho Cheese Doritos. It’s really just personal preference. 



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Yield: 6 -8 servings

These Walking Tacos are tacos made right in the bag. Great for parties and potlucks! If you’ve ever wondered how to make Walking Tacos, it’s way easier than you think.

  • 1
    ground beef
  • 1/2
    diced onion
  • 1
    (1 ounce)
    taco seasoning packet
    or this homemade taco seasoning
  • 6-8
    snack sized bags of Fritos or Doritos
  • Suggested Toppings:
  • black beans
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole

  1. In a large skillet, brown beef or turkey over medium heat and drain the fat. Add the onion to the meat and sautee a couple of minutes until soft. Add the taco seasoning along with 1/2 cup of water and simmer until water is absorbed. If serving immediate pour in a bowl. You can also combine the meat and black beans if you want and keep them warm in a slow cooker.

  2. Crush your chips with your hands and open your bag. Add your beef mixture and whatever toppings you desire. Eat with a fork as you walk around!

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