Walking Tacos

Walking tacos are an easy grab and go meal that is full of flavor! They are no mess, easy to make, and perfect for large gatherings!!

Not only are walking tacos quick and easy, they are completely customizable! Everyone gets exactly what they want, it’s perfect! You could even add in some Spanish Rice, Pinto Beans, or try serving with other great finger foods like Chicken Flautas.

Walking tacos served in small chip bags

What is a walking taco?

Basically a walking taco is just that, a talking that you can eat while walking! It’s actually more of a taco salad in a bag. It is SO easy to make, easy to clean up, and easy to eat!

I first saw these at a Youth Girls Camp and come to find out it is one of the girls’ favorite meals. They’re super easy for the camp leaders to make and the girls love them. Win-Win! (No wonder they are served every year). 😉

We love to have them on grab and go busy dinner nights, or as a fun food at outdoor parties or gatherings. We do love our tacos, but it’s fun to shake things up a bit sometimes!

Taco seasoned ground beef in a skillet

how to make walking tacos

These basically make themselves they are that easy!

GROUND BEEF. Cook beef and crumble in a large skillet until no longer pink. Drain fat. Add water and taco seasoning and reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.

TOPPINGS. Slice up or shred any toppings you want to use, including cherry tomatoes, lettuce or cheese.

ASSEMBLE. Once the meat is done, open chip bags and add toppings and serve immediately.

Small bags of fritos and doritos

TAco Topping Suggestions

At camp they keep the toppings pretty simple, but if you want to serve these at a party or other gathering you can offer a delicious spread of toppings.

Our recipe card lists lettuce, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and tomatoes.

But you can also use:

Sliced cherry tomatoes and shredded lettuce on a cutting board

Tips + Variations

My family likes Cheese Doritos or Fritos with tacos, but if you like other chip flavors in a bag, then you can certainly use them. You can also opt to buy the larger 2 oz individual sized bags of chips. 

As fun and convenient as tacos in a bag are I suggest also having a stack of paper bowls for anyone who would prefer to use that to build their tacos instead. 

Taco variations:

STORE any leftovers in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Walking tacos recipe in small chip bags

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Walking Tacos Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Walking tacos are an easy grab and go meal that is full of flavor! They are no mess, easy to make, and perfect for large gatherings!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 350 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • ¾ c water
  • 6 packages (1 oz each) corn chips Fritos, Chili Cheese Fritos, Doritos
  • Toppings: Lettuce, shredded Mexican cheese, sour cream, guacamole, cherry tomatoes

Instructions
 

  • Cook beef and crumble in a large skillet until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • Add water and taco seasoning and reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Once the meat is done, open chip bags and add toppings and serve immediately.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Love the name! it’s very fitting, since that’s exactly what I’m doing as I eat this! It’s perfect for parties & the easiest to prepare!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this very helpful recipe! Will surely have this one again! Really easy to make and tasted amazing! Highly recommended!