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How To Make Walking Tacos | Easy To Eat Tacos In A Bag

These little tacos in a bag, often called walking tacos, are equally perfect for game day get togethers, busy school nights, or even camping… So simple and easy to make!

Walking Tacos Recipe -- These little tacos in a bag are equally perfect for game day get togethers or busy school nights, even camping… So simple and easy to make! | taco in a bag | how to make walking tacos | frito chili pie | walking taco bar | walking tacos camping | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com

You might be wondering just exactly what are walking tacos, and I totally get your confusion. I was also puzzled the first time I heard the term… I mean, tacos seem pretty portable as is. Right?

But after learning that they’re just typical taco fixings added to a snack size bag of Fritos (or Doritos, as commenters have suggested), 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 quick meals before I have to get the kids to the sports practice of the day, they’re also a fantastic option for game day get togethers.

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Walking Tacos Recipe -- These little tacos in a bag are equally perfect for game day get togethers or busy school nights, even camping… So simple and easy to make! | taco in a bag | how to make walking tacos | frito chili pie | walking taco bar | walking tacos camping | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com

What Is In A Walking Taco?

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

I filled mine up with seasoned ground beef (2 lb. browned ground beef + 4 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning + 1/2 cup of water), Velveeta queso (16 oz. Velveeta + 1 can Rotel), and spicy black beans (2 cans black beans drained and rinsed + homemade taco seasoning to taste). A cheaper alternative to the seasoned ground beef is this seasoned beef & beans taco meat, which will really stretch your ground beef further.

Update August 2016: Unfortunately, it looks like the Triple Dipper has been discontinued — bummer! Two or three of these Crock-Pot Little Dippers would be a great alternative for keeping your taco meat and other fixings warm.

Walking Tacos Recipe -- These little tacos in a bag are equally perfect for game day get togethers or busy school nights, even camping… So simple and easy to make! | taco in a bag | how to make walking tacos | frito chili pie | walking taco bar | walking tacos camping | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com

Additional toppings I had available were chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream. Fresh pico de gallo and/or this super simple guacamole recipe would be perfect, as well.

Walking Tacos Recipe -- These little tacos in a bag are equally perfect for game day get togethers or busy school nights, even camping… So simple and easy to make! | taco in a bag | how to make walking tacos | frito chili pie | walking taco bar | walking tacos camping | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com

How To Make Walking Tacos

There really is no set-in-stone walking taco recipe. Just open a snack size bag of Fritos (or Doritos) 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!

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I will say that finding just the snack size bags of Fritos at the grocery store can be pretty difficult. They typically only come in a variety pack with other chips, meaning you only get a few bags of Fritos. But I discovered you can pick up this box of 50 bags on Amazon for as little as $0.22 per bag! Now if I can just keep my kids from taking them in their lunches…

P.S. For those of you that prefer Doritos, you can find the snack size bags of Doritos on Amazon, too — as low as $0.26 per bag!

Have you ever served walking tacos? I can see these being a big hit at birthday parties, too! Or what about for camping?! Check the comments for lots more suggestions.

Updated from the archives — originally posted in October 2012

Walking Tacos Recipe -- These little tacos in a bag are equally perfect for game day get togethers or busy school nights, even camping… So simple and easy to make! | taco in a bag | how to make walking tacos | frito chili pie | walking taco bar | walking tacos camping | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com
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Melanie Shelton

Friday 29th of June 2018

You forgot the most important part (according to my family! Add all ingredients and shake before eating. Carefully.

Dris

Friday 7th of June 2013

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

Lila

Thursday 6th of June 2013

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

Melissa

Sunday 26th of May 2013

I love these with nacho cheese doritos.

Eva

Sunday 26th of May 2013

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

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