Walking Tacos are the most fun dinner you’re going to make and eat… Ever! Handheld chip bags are filled with crunchy chips of your choice and all of your favorite taco ingredients. Treat yourself and your kids to this dinner in a bag ASAP!
Whether you’re watching the big game in your living room on Sunday evening or tailgating with all your friends, walking tacos are what you need to serve! The fun doesn’t stop there though – these fun, handheld taco meals are also perfect for birthday parties, potlucks, and even laid back dinner parties. I mean really, any fun festivity is made more delicious when you introduce walking tacos.
So, what exactly are walking tacos? Small bags of chips are either crushed into crunchy bits or kept whole before being topped with all of your favorite taco ingredients.
Then, the whole thing is shaken up and garnished however you’d like before grabbing a fork and digging into the bag! Yes, these tacos are meant to be enjoyed in a chip bag, not a tortilla. They break tradition deliciously, which makes them even more fun!
These are perfect for serving a crowd because each bag can be personalized however your guests would like. My favorite thing to do is to set up a smorgasbord of ingredients, so everyone can grab a chip bag and go to town with whatever they’d like!
This is actually pretty fun to do, and it ensures that everyone loves their walking taco. By doing this, I quickly found out that no two walking tacos are ever really the same at a party!
How to Make Walking Tacos
These tacos are just as easy to make as they are to eat! Just make the beef, toss it in the chip bag, and top it off. It’s that easy!
- Cook the beef. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef over medium until no longer pink, breaking up with a fork for 6-8 minutes. Drain off the fat and return to the heat.
- Make it flavorful. Stir in taco seasoning mix, 1/4 cup water and the green chiles. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes or until thickened.
- Prepare. Just before serving, open corn chip bags and fold down the tops.
- Enjoy! Serve with assorted toppings for a DIY walking taco bar!
What kind of chips should I use for walking tacos?
The choice is yours! Fritos happens to be my favorite, but Doritos are also an extremely popular choice. My main advice is to have a lot of options when it comes to chips, because people are pretty specific about their favorite chips! Plus, if you have leftovers, you then have plenty of chips to stuff into lunchboxes. Your kids will be overjoyed!
Toppings for Walking Tacos
Once your ground beef and chips are ready to go, the fun really starts! Some of the best toppings for walking tacos include shredded cheese, sour cream, black olives, avocado slices, salsa, green onions, cilantro, and lime juice! Really, those are my go-to toppings to serve at a walking taco bar, but there are plenty of others that you could experience with.
What To Serve With Walking Tacos
Keep things delicious with a Southwestern flair! Some tasty side dishes and drinks to accompany these tasty bagged tacos include:
- Mexican Street Corn Salad
- The Very Best Guacamole
- The Very Best White Queso Dip
- Prickly Pear Margarita
- Frozen Piña Colada Cocktail
Spice up taco Tuesday with more delicious recipes!
- Lobster Tacos with Cilantro Lime Aioli
- Birria Tacos (Quesa Birria)
- Baked Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
- Easy Cod Fish Tacos
- Taco Soup
Get the Recipe: Walking Taco Recipe
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning, or 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
- 1 can, 10 ounces green chiles
- 5 packages, 1 ounce each corn chips
- Toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, olives, avocado, limes, salsa and sliced green onions
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef over medium until no longer pink, breaking up with a fork for 6-8 minutes. Drain off the fat and return to the heat.
- Stir in taco seasoning mix, 1/4 cup water and the green chiles. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes or until thickened.
- Just before serving, open corn chip bags and fold down the tops.
- Serve with assorted toppings for a DIY Walking Taco bar!