Taco in a Bag (Walking Tacos with Doritos)

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5 from 3 votes
Walking Tacos are the most fun you can have with dinner. These unique tacos are great for tailgaiting, Super Bowl parties or your average Taco Tuesday.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Taco in a Bag (Walking Tacos with Doritos)

Taco in a Bag are Walking Tacos and are one of the most fun ways you can have with dinner. These unique tacos are great for tailgating, Super Bowl parties or your average Taco Tuesday.

Taco in a bag with broken Doritos scattered

This Walking taco recipe is super fun and easy. It is great for a Cinco de Mayo party. What is Cinco de Mayo you may ask? The date is translated as the 5th of May and observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. Find out more here.

Want even more Mexican Inspired Meals? Look here.


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What We Love About This Recipe

The Walking Taco Recipe is the perfect no mess way to serve a great dinner or special treat to your party guests. It is cool, unique and so very enticing, plus little clean-up.

  • 30 Minute Meal: A quick meal or snack anytime, you eat it right in the chip bag, simply supply a fork.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: It is fun so kids will love it, plus they can build their own.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carbohydrate, meat free, dairy free, etc…
Taco in a Bag (Walking Tacos with Doritos)

Ingredient Notes

  • Ground Beef: Also try ground turkey, pork or chicken, one pound.
  • Taco Seasoning: One tablespoon is recommended but use more if you like.
  • Fritos Corn Chips or Doritos
  • Black Beans: Use Pinto Beans or Kidney Beans if you prefer.
  • Salsa: Store bought or make your own Homemade Pico de Gallo.
Ingredients to make a walking taco.

Equipment Needed

How to Make these Easy to Go Tacos

These are the basic steps for making walking tacos recipes. Please refer to the full recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Mixing the taco meat and seasoning in a skillet to make the walking taco.

STEP 1: BROWN

First, brown the hamburger in a skillet over medium high heat, then drain off excess fat. Next, add taco seasoning and water; stir to combine.Simmer for 5 minutes. Simmer for 5 minutes.

STEP 2: ASSEMBLE

Meanwhile, open bags of Fritos; squeeze bags to crush the chips. Add about 1/4 cup of taco meat to Fritos bag.

STEP 3: TOP

Finally, top with cheese and any other toppings such as shredded cheese ( Mexican blend, pepper jack or nacho cheese), shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, or minced green onions.

Prep and Storage Tips for Walking Tacos Recipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE FOR WALKING TACOS AHEAD OF TIME

Really, almost everything can be made ahead of time and stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

HOW TO STORE THIS DORITOS WALKING TACO RECIPE

Simply bag all your fixings in zip top bags or airtight containers in the fridge until ready to utilize.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze for up to six months in freezer safe bags or containers.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Thaw in the fridge the night before and then microwave oven the beef or warm in a sauce on the stove top at medium heat.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using chicken or turkey for the meat, also use a low fat cheese and sour cream.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE MY FAVORITE TOPPINGS?

Of course, build a walking taco bar and let everyone add their favorites, try chili, campfire sauce, cilantro, jalapenos, Easiest Homemade Guacamole and your other favorite taco toppings.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe is a big hit for birthday parties and game day, therefore you can adjust this recipe for the amount of people you are feeding.

Taco in a Bag (Walking Tacos with Doritos)

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Heat: Use your favorite hot sauce to make your taco fix extra spicy.
  • Short cut tip: Buy pre cut and pre shredded vegetables to save time.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate ingredient: Use tofu or other impossible meat for a vegetarian version.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook meat in a crock pot so it stays warm in the slow cooker and people can build their own as they like.
  • Types of Chips: Cool Ranch, Flaming Hot or any variety you like.

What to Serve with Taco in a Bag

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Taco in a Bag (Walking Tacos with Doritos)
5 from 3 votes

Taco in a Bag (Walking Tacos with Doritos)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Walking Tacos are the most fun you can have with dinner. These unique tacos are great for tailgaiting, Super Bowl parties or your average Taco Tuesday.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 snack size bags Fritos, or Doritos
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Minced green onions
  • Black beans
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Drain off excess fat.
  • Add taco seasoning and water; stir to combine.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Open bags of Fritos; squeeze bags to crush the chips.
  • Add about 1/4 cup of taco meat to Fritos bag.
  • Top with cheese and any other topics you prefer.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Heat: Use your favorite hot sauce to make this recipe extra spicy.
  • Short cut tip: Buy pre cut and pre shredded vegetables to save time.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate ingredient: Use tofu or other impossible meat for a vegetarian version.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook meat in a crock pot so it stays warm and people can build their own as they like.
  • Types of Chips: Cool Ranch, Flaming Hot or any variety you like.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 294kcal | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 306mg | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this very helpful tacos recipe! It tasted really good and super easy to make! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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