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.
Stir and let brown.
When your meat is brown get your taco seasoning ready to add to it & add away.
Then some water to thicken everything up.
Now for the fun part.
# 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
Open your bag of chips.
Add your taco meat.
Then layer your toppings – start with cheese so it melts if you want some and go from there.
I added hot sauce to mine. (Come on.)
Best part about Walking Tacos? When you’re done … clean up is a breeze!
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.
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.