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Super Simple Supper (Recipe: Walking Tacos)

Sometimes it is the most simple of ideas that makes you slap your forehead and say, “Duh… why didn’t I think of that?” That is how I feel about this recipe for Walking Tacos. Such a simple idea, inspired by a day at the county fair.

School will be starting again in just a short few weeks, which means that our schedules go from just slightly hectic to crazy always rushing around and hurrying out the door hectic. This holds true for dinnertime during the school year too, which usually has to be eaten around the table really late at night or snatched to eat on the go in the car. I will be 100% honest when I say I value family meal time more than just about any other ritual in our home, but as my kids get older and more involved in extracurricular activities, I recognize that a sit down dinner with all 6 of us together just isn’t going to happen every night. The next best thing is a home cooked meal that can be eaten on the go.

No, these walking tacos aren’t the healthiest of options, but I bet they are better than what you can get when you make a visit to your friendly neighborhood drive through. Plus, you can add beans, corn, veggies… you can add all kids of things to sneak some healthy into your bag.

The next time you are tempted to just give your kid another sandwich as you walk out the door to the next event, think again and think inside the bag… Walking Tacos. A delicious and hearty dinner that is about as super simple as you can get!

Recipe: Walking Tacos


  • With your browned grown beef still in the skillet, add the Bush’s black beans, 3 Tbs of water and your taco seasoning. Heat through.
  • Gently take each individual bag of chips and crush the chips. Once the chips are crushed, cut open the top of the bag.
  • Scoop your taco meat/bean mixture into the bag. Top with your favorite toppings…tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, avocados, sour cream…whatever your heart desires.
  • Take a spoon and stir your chips / taco meat creation together
  • Head out the door with your walking taco bag  in your hand and a spoon and enjoy a hearty dinner on the run!

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  1. Aren’t these great? We have been serving these at our concession stand at football games for years, but I have never seen a written recipe. Thanks for yours.

  2. this is what us New Mexicans call Frito Pie been around for decades!

  3. wow that is such a gewd idea i llllove it we are makeing it in school tomorrow an i bet it is going to be so yummyyyyy an the person who thought of this is genious an so smatr an thank you for the idea

  4. oh an i love the idea an i definatley wont be only eating this once an thats for sureeee!!!!!!!!!

  5. I love these but I still have yet to make them. Putting it on my todo list.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Cute idea for little children but honestly, it’s not practical for older children. It doesn’t serve enough. This isn’t going to fill growing boys’ stomachs. Just keep that in mind when choosing this recipe.

  7. I know it’s a great, simple recipe since my son has done it at Boy Scout campouts for a dinner!!

  8. I love this – brings back the old days, in the tiny Texas town I grew up in. Our only “fast food” place was a privately owned burger joint called the Dairy King. Mrs. Reed served the Frito pies this way – slit the side of the bag, ladle on chili, top with cheese and onions, and good to go! Thanks for sharing this recipe!


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