Oct 30

Game Day Walking Tacos

Walking Taco Recipe

You might be wondering just exactly what are walking tacos, and I totally get your confusion. The first time I heard the term, I was puzzled too, because tacos seem pretty portable as is.


But after learning that they're just typical taco fixings added to a snack size bag of Fritos, I am totally in love with them. I mean they're easy to make and relatively mess-free -- what's not to love? Walking tacos are not only perfect for quicks meals before I have to get the kids to the sports practice of the day, but they're also a fantastic option for game day get togethers.

The Crock-Pot Triple Dipper is the perfect way to serve walking tacos. The three 1-quart mini Crock-Pots hold the perfect amount for a small crowd!

I filled mine up with seasoned ground beef (2 lb. browned ground beef + homemade taco seasoning to taste), Velveeta queso (16 oz. Velveeta + 1 can Rotel), and spicy black beans (2 cans black beans drained and rinsed + homemade taco seasoning to taste).

Additional toppings I had available were shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream. The Crock-Pot Triple Dipper also features three pockets that you can fill up with cutlery, tortilla chips, and more.

There really is no set-in-stone walking taco recipe. Just open a snack size bag of Fritos and add your desired toppings. (I like a little of everything.) Eat it straight from the bag, and the entire thing can be tossed when you're finished -- so simple!

Have you ever served walking tacos? I can see these being a big hit at birthday parties too!

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Cassie | Bake Your Day October 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I am totally on board for walking tacos, and even more with that crock pot. What a great idea!
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Paula - bell'alimento October 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Oh my goodness how have I never heard of these? I’m hosting a birthday party soon and these will be perfect : )
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Granny D October 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Thanks for posting this idea! I received one of the triple Crock Pots as a gift from the Kansas Star Casino near me and I was trying to think of something to serve in it at our office Halloween party tomorrow.

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CWil October 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm

i help run a concession stand and we make these but use cheesy dorito chips..yummo!

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Aggie October 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

These are so fun! Love that crock pot!
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Colette Stanley October 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm

We grew up with these at the pool in the summer, and they’re called Frito Pie in Louisiana and Texas! Mmmmmm.

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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen October 30, 2012 at 11:55 pm

My kids love these, they are always a big hit at the concession stand for our school sporting events.
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Wendy October 31, 2012 at 1:07 am

Both of my sons play travel sports & going away to tournaments can be tough on the budget. So, a few parents started implementing a walking taco night at each tourney & it works out great. Everyone brings meat, taco fixings or a dessert to share. Such an inexpensive & easy version of a pot luck. The only cooking involved is for the person(s) that brings the meat. If anyone has family in the town we’re in, they typically take the job of making the taco meat. Otherwise, people have cooked the hamburger with seasoning ahead of time, popped it in a cooler (later hotel fridge) until the day of the meal & then put it in the crock pot on low/keep warm setting until dinner time. I love this!

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Tara October 31, 2012 at 8:25 am

What a great idea, Wendy!

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Nancy October 31, 2012 at 9:24 am

Love these! We serve them at KSU tailgates – they’re perfect! Haven’t seen a crock-pot like that one though; love it.

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Kristen October 31, 2012 at 9:55 am

KSU as in K-State? (Manhattan KS?)
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Nancy October 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Yep…KSU Wildcats. Purple & Proud :)

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Cindy Dickerson October 31, 2012 at 9:29 am

How very clever and can’t wait to give these a try!! Sounds Yummy!

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Kristen October 31, 2012 at 9:55 am

We love walking tacos but always serve ours in Doritos bags! Will totally have to try the Fritos version!
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Angie November 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I’ve been wanting to try those walking tacos for a while. You’ve conviced me, I have to try next week!
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Char November 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

We call them ‘taco in a bag’ in Canada. I make the taco meat up ahead of time and then freeze in single serve bags, then just take the remaining ingredients along for quick lunches while camping.

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Laurel November 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

I absolutely love this! We are having a get together this weekend and will be trying this out :)

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Cami January 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm

These are really easy and kids love them. I use cheese doritos for the walking tacos and make another version with the fritos using chili, cheese, sour cream, and jalapenos as toppings. So yummy and always a big hit!

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Yvearl February 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Absolutely genius! The possibilities are endless! And I love that crock pot! Walk on Unsophisticook, walk on!! Love it.
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Rhonda February 12, 2013 at 3:04 am

these are an awesome idea we also do them when we camp. you can also use nacho cheese doritos or chili cheese Fritos. we also do this at a.m. p.m. we get a bag of nacho cheese doritos or Fritos and add the chili and cheese for the nachos into the bag

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Christy Lucas February 16, 2013 at 11:47 am

Great recipe. When I was in high school, we made these for football games in the concession stands. Our only difference was we used Doritos instead of corn chips. Adds a little more flavor.

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Jeannette October 21, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I also run a stand for my daughters varsity basketball team. Wanted to try them this year. What did u sell them for?

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Sarah- the magical slow cooker February 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

We made these camping, if you buy bagged lettuce and cheese, you have no clean up except you pan you cooked your meat in and the crock pot. Love this recipe!
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Helen Blankenship Cook March 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Also very good with Doritos

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Yolanda March 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm

We call these Frito Pies here. They’re made with red chile, pinto beans, cheese and onions.

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Kayla March 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm

That’s so weird! In Iowa, we always use Doritos. I’ll have to try Fritos!

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Barb April 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Since the Kentucky Derby is close to Cinco De Mayo I think I’ll do these for our gathering to watch the Derby. Great idea!!

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Eva May 26, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Sounds more like a frito pie but in a frito bag lol

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Melissa May 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm

I love these with nacho cheese doritos.

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Lila June 6, 2013 at 12:24 am

We use Doritos and cut the bag on the side – makes it so much easier to eat out of the bag.

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Dris June 7, 2013 at 8:12 am

Our church sold these at the county fair back in the 80′s, except as frito chili pie! Yummmmm!!

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