Food in a bag is fun. Our church makes walking tacos to sell at our church "tent" in late summer at a local event in a nearby town. They don't use tomato sauce in theirs but I like it saucy so I added it to mine. It helps everything blend together when you stir. If you really want to ditch the clean up, use a plastic spoon or fork instead of a metal one you have to wash.
1 pound ground beef
2/3 cup diced green peppers
2/3 cup diced onion
8 ounce can tomato sauce plus 1 can water
2-1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning
4 dashes cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicy!)
4- 1 ounce size bags of Fritos corn chips or Doritos Nacho Cheese chips
shredded Mexi-blend cheese, cheddar, or Chihuahua cheese
thinly sliced lettuce
Cook beef, green pepper, and onions until veggies are soft and the beef is cooked through.
Add tomato sauce to pan then fill can with water and dump that into pan also.
Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until liquid is almost gone. It still needs to a be a little saucy.Time to start layering. For individual bags of chips* open them on their side with a pair of scissors. They put so much air in bags anymore you will have plenty of room for your toppings. If you are using Doritos you will want to give your chips a smash to break them up a little.
Sprinkle in some cheese. I like to add cheese now so when I add the meat the heat will melt it!
Next is the meat mixture.
Salsa and guacamole if you feel like it.
Stick a fork or spoon in it, stir and enjoy!If you don't want to buy the bags you can layer all your yummies into a bowl. Just as good, just not as fun!
*(The best I could find for a single size sack was larger (4 oz) without buying several bags together so I had to cut it in 1/3 and dump out some chips to make it equal an individual size.)
Love taco salads and this one looks yummy !ReplyDelete
Such a cool idea, I bet kids go mad for these!ReplyDelete
So do the adults. I think it's fun!Delete
YES! I've done this with Recovery teams for feeding large groups of people, and when the job is difficult having a "fun" food really made their day!Delete
Absoutely David, great idea!Delete
So tasty-looking! Great idea! Tacos are a staple at our house.ReplyDelete
We eat something taco style at least once a week.Delete
Never thought about this! What a great idea!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
This is a great, and yummy, idea. Thank you for sharing! I pinned it so I can try it out with my son, I'm sure he'll love it too!ReplyDelete
I am sure he will. Thanks for pinning!Delete
Haha, I love this idea, and it made me laugh. Pinned for the best time I decided to take my dog for a long walk while hungry. :)ReplyDelete
Love this idea! The kids will be ecstatic when we try this! Pinned!ReplyDelete
I am sure they will have fun eating them! Thanks for pinning!Delete
I haven't had walking tacos in years. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Sharing and pinning.ReplyDelete
Glad I could bring back a fun memory. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
I saw this on TV once. Pinning for tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Clever!! Perfect for camp trip as well. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, hope to see you back on Thursday.ReplyDelete
Absolutely! Cook your meat ahead and then all you have to do is a little reheat!Delete
Congratulations…this post is featured on this week's Create It Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing such a great idea with us last week.ReplyDelete
Briliant! I found you featured on Leslie's party ~ Create It Thursday! Pin'd =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMomReplyDelete
Thank you Marcy!Delete
I love these! Thanks for linking it up with Craft Frenzy Friday this past week! Your post has been picked to be a feature so come over tonight and check it out!ReplyDelete
Thank you Cara!Delete
I had this at a street fair once and I thought it was GENIUS, but I did note the taco meat could have been tastier--so your recipe really takes it to the next level! The eating out of a bag concept is way too fun.ReplyDelete
That is partly why I added the tomato sauce. The homemade taco seasoning really helps too!Delete
Love this idea! Just wanted to let you know I had picked it to be featured on Craft Frenzy Friday this week! It was a recipe/idea that would work great for my family - and so easy! Thanks for linking up!ReplyDelete
I had these at a carnival last fall...delicious. Also chili pie is good to serve out of frito bagsReplyDelete
Absolutely! Change up your spices to make it more chili like and you have Frito Pie instead!Delete
Heading to the store now!ReplyDelete
I love tacos, but they sure make a mess.This is a great idea! No dishes to wash and easy to carry outside to eat on the patio/deck! Going to try this for sure.Thank you for this great recipe idea!ReplyDelete
I am making chili today because the kids love to eat it over corn chips in a bag like this. I will have to try your taco version. Thanks so much for shaing!ReplyDelete