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Hey everyone, only one week until Superbowl Sunday, do you know what you are making?  Let me help 🙂  In fact, all this week I will be posting fabulous Superbowl Sunday recipe ideas for you.  All of this party food is so much fun to make!!

So, a month or so ago one of my friends was telling me about these “Walking Tacos,” I said what on earth is a walking taco!?  Come to find out, they make the perfect party food.  It’s a taco in a bag people!!  And you can take them anywhere!  No washing dishes afterwards either!  I thought is was hilarious and the perfect idea, so here you have my take on the perfect

walking tacos 🙂

Here are most of your ingredients for the Taco Chili.  Not pictured is the lime and hot sauce.

Go pick up how ever many small bags of Fritos you need.  My grocery store only had the bigger 99 Cent bags, the small ones are perfect, so find those 🙂

Making the chili, dump it all in!

Seasonings that make the chili mmmm!

Here is your set up.  Open up your Frito Bags, get your chili and all your fixin’s in order…

Now the fun begins, spoon in your taco chili….

Add your cheese…

Add your sour cream…..

Add your jalapenos, or green onions if you can’t take the heat 🙂

My bags were a little big, so I cut the extra bag off the top to be able to eat my tacos better

Here you have it, your perfect little bag of “Walking Tacos!”



Walking Tacos


2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6-8 little sweet peppers or 1 green and 1 red bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
Pinch of kosher salt and black pepper
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 Cup Herdez Salsa or your favorite salsa
1 small can tomato paste
1 Cup warm water
3 cans of beans, drained (I used black, pinto and red kidney)
1 can black olives sliced
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 Tablespoon hot sauce, Tabasco
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
Pinch of Kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper and Lawry’s Garlic Salt with Parsley (to taste)
1/2 Cup fresh chopped cilantro
Bags of Fritos
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Jalapenos, or green onions
1. Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onion and peppers for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Cook until browned. Drain if needed. I usually don’t need to for the lean beef. Pour in tomatoes, salsa, tomato paste then stir to combine. Add 1 Cup warm water to thin out slightly then add in beans, olives, chili powder, cumin, hot sauce, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt. I start with just a pinch of salt then keep tasting until it’s to my liking. Add chopped cilantro and reduce heat to low to simmer until ready to serve.
2. Open bags of fritos. Spoon in chili, cheese, sour cream and jalapenos. Stick a fork in it and eat!!


Here are my guys loving their Walking Tacos!

Walk your tacos to the couch and watch the big game!!


So have you guys heard of these, or did I just live in a bubble?!  See y’all soon for more Game Day Eats!!

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    Misskaren says:

    We used to eat these @ the little league field, I make them all the time still. We cut the bag long ways down side easier to stir it all together. They were called pepper belly’s. With chilli,

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    Stephanie says:

    Yes, but we called the dish–“Frito Pie”!

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    Danielle says:

    Love these, we eat them in Nacho Cheese Doritos too!

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    Jade says:

    These look disgusting. The first thing that caught my eye was the Fritos. If you didn’t already know, Frito-Lay uses genetically modified ingredients which is basically like eating poison. You are feeding your children poison. Not to mention the other ingredients, I think I saw one can or two labeled as organic. You enjoying that rbgh filled cow? Mmm….No.
    Also…You are eating out of bag and encouraging others to do so, horses eat out of bags. People eat off of plates, I don’t care if there is a football game on.
    All in all, I would have to give this food a 1 on the 1-10 scale. I myself can make some delicious REAL tacos, in REAL tortillas, and if need be, serve them on paper plates. My god, woman.

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    Jade says:

    God, I just can’t get over how gross these are. Quit being lazy and learn to cook.

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    Deidra M. says:

    I’ve heard of these but, never made them! Will try them soon though, they seem so easy!!!

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    BeBetsy says:

    What a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing this super fun recipe! ~~ Best Wishes, Sharon & Denise

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    amy says:

    This is actually how the original Frito Pie was made! 🙂

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    Jody says:

    We have these a lot in Texas. We call them Frito pies. We cut the bag along the side instead of the top for easier access. Love the new take on them. Great idea!

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    James says:

    I was having a hard time putting together a meal for my upcoming camping trip, this is perfect! Can I ask how many people this recipe was able to feed? What quart size is your dutch oven? I want to make sure I have enough to feed 25 people. Thank you for sharing.

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    gerry says:

    try opening the side of bag not the cutting off top… this is the way we did MRE’s
    gives a larger and shallower opening to eat out of… otherwise the same
    enjoy… and if you lay it on the ground before you start you don’t worry about dropping it…

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    Linda says:

    Want to try this recipe. Have loved Frito pie since the 60’s.

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    Shilo Watts says:

    I know those pictures were set up.

    You would NEVER let hubby eat food on the couch, much less something that could be so messy as this.

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    mike says:

    We used to eat these in high school. They were my favorite. Only they used Doritos instead of Fritos.

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    Sara H says:

    I am making these for our gender reveal party, except I’m calling them “Tacos in a Blanket” and adding little babies in blankets to my menu sign. Expecting 50+ people so I’m excited for fewer dishes and mess!

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