{How to} Make Walking Tacos

Walking tacos

This here begins a series on homemade junk food!

Next week in our part of the world there is a festival called Tulip Time.

It is radical fun. And by radical I mean Dutch. And by fun I mean Awesomesauce.

I love Tulip Time. Love love love. And there’s an entire row of junk food carts lined up the main drag here. Winding around our favorite streets and frying the whole town in it’s dripping aroma. It calls to us: Eat!!! EAT!!!

The temptress that it is – I have a slightly irresistible goal (and urge?) to try and make all our favorites at home and save all that money this year. Elephant Ears in my driveway? Why yes, yes I am up for that challenge. Hand squeezed lemon-aide? Caramel apples? Polish hotdogs and fried onions?

You guys, stop it. Foodgasm.

The hardest thing about Walking Taco’s is browning the meat. So let’s get to it.

Add your thawed ground beef to an already hot pan on stove.

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Stir and let brown.

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

When your meat is brown get your taco seasoning ready to add to it & add away.

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

Then some water to thicken everything up.

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

Now for the fun part.

You’ll need:

# Taco meat of your choice (we had ground beef, but chicken or steak are great too)
# Individual bags of Fritos chips, we chose the chili cheese flavor
# Your favorite toppings; sour cream, cheese, hot sauce or salsa, refried beans, lettuce, etc

Walking tacos

Open your bag of chips.

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

Add your taco meat.

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

Then layer your toppings – start with cheese so it melts if you want some and go from there.

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

Lettuce.

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Sour cream.

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

YUM.

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I added hot sauce to mine. (Come on.)

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Best part about Walking Tacos? When you’re done … clean up is a breeze!

Walking tacos

Walking tacos

Easy picnic food, easy we’re-going-to-the-park food, easy birthday food for a bunch of folks, easy way to serve chili at that cook-off you never win (this could score you the blue ribbon this year, I just know it.). It’s just easy.

And delicious.

Walking tacos

Need help with the cleanup beyond the table? Get that stuck on residue off with the help of Aluminum foil, I’ll show you how here.

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14 thoughts on “{How to} Make Walking Tacos

  1. Two things…

    1. I’m going to be in town next weekend and we’re planning to hit up Tulip Time on Friday at some point…and…hold the phone, this will be my first Tulip Time experience EVER. You have to meet up with us.

    2. Brad and I took a trip down Elementary-School-Memory-Lane and made Walking Tacos not too long ago. They were so good while we were eating them and then about 30 minutes later, we both had some serious indigestion. It must have been the Fritos. I’m thinking that next time we’ll find single serving Tostitos instead. Such a fun meal, though!

  2. You have got to be kidding me?! Why have I never, EVER heard of this?! I grew up in Colorado – there’s like Tex-Mex and Mexican and Mountain Mexican food everywhere…I guess this must me “Dutch-Mex”?! haha 🙂

    I am soooo making this sometime this summer…backyard bbq? What an awesome Idea. And I’m like Meghan, Fritos are super-yummy, but gives me indigestion every time (getting old and healthy sucks!).

  3. I love this idea Jodi! Thanks so much for sharing the link, I’m off to add it to my next Crafty Food Roundup.

  4. i love the step-by-step approach. GREAT pictures. Jessica did a great job modeling.

  5. We used to make Walking Taco’s with my church youth group all the time growing up. They are wonderful! Doritos also work really well for the chips.

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