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Brace yourself: a Walking Taco is a frito bag filled with flavorful chili and toppings! Tacos in a bag are perfect for any party and let’s face it, just so fun to eat! You have to try them!

walking taco

Walking Tacos

You are in for the perfect Game Day recipe with my How To Make a Walking Taco!  Be sure to try my Fire-Fly Frito Pie Recipe too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

What Is a Walking Taco?

A walking taco is simply your favorite taco ingredients in a chip bag such as Fritos or Doritos.  It’s such a brilliant way to enjoy tacos, especially when you’re entertaining a room full of guests.  Such a fun party food!

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You’ll need to pick up small bags of Fritos or Doritos for your party size.

How to Make Tacos in a Bag

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Here is your set up. Open up your Frito Bags, get your taco chili and all your toppings in order…

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Spoon in your taco chili….

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Add the sour cream.

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Shredded Cheese!

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

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

Tips For Making Walking Tacos!

*You can also use snack size bags of Doritos instead of Fritos if you’d like.

*Cut the tops off of your bags of Fritos before your guests arrive so it’s easy to fill them with your homemade chili

How To Make A Walking Taco
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Brace yourself: a Walking Taco is a frito bag filled with flavorful chili and toppings! Tacos in a bag are perfect for any party and let's face it, just so fun to eat! You have to try them!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy party food, easy taco recipe, game day food, game day recipes, party food recipes, superbowl food, walking taco, walking tacos, walking tacos recipe
Servings: 10 bags
Ingredients
Chili
  • 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
Toppings
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped Jalapenos or green onions
Instructions
  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!!

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Sharing Best Food in NYC! New York City Weekend For Foodies! It’s no secret that NYC is one of my all-time favorite cities to visit. Everything about it just makes me so happy. The food, the views, the energy. It’s contagious. Had a blast putting together my favorite eats over the last few years. Hope you enjoy!

Best Food in NYC

Best Food in NYC

Best Places To Eat in NYC

One of my very favorite places to travel is NYC and today we’re talking about the best food in NYC!  When I saw these gorgeous Rainbow Bagels on Instagram, I knew I had to hunt them down. Amanda and I took the subway to Brooklyn, found The Bagel Store and enjoyed these colorful gems. So fun to photograph too!

Best Food in NYC

One of my newest discoveries are these Nutella Stuffed Churros from Boqueria. I also spotted these on Instagram and while I was in town with my husband last month hunted the little restaurant down. You should know, Boqueria is a small plates/tapas restaurant, they sell cheese and wine…..and these churros. We only ordered the churros and oh my goodness I am hooked for life!

Best Food in NYC

One of my favorite stays in NYC has hands down been Waldorf Astoria Towers. This hotel had so much charm, I could hardly stand it. I enjoyed some of their red velvet cupcakes last month with my husband 🙂  Wait until you see their Sunday Brunch a few pictures down.

Best Food in New York

Best Food in NYC

Best Places To Eat in New York

This ice cream cone from Emack and Bolio’s is about the coolest cone around. They literally add crispie treats of all kinds to their waffle cones. Plus the ice cream is all homemade and absolutely delicious. I believe I got the S’moreo. Yum!

Best Food in NYC

10 Below Ice Cream makes gorgeous rolled ice cream creations as you can see are drop dead gorgeous. You get to watch them prepare your ice cream on a frozen slat and roll it right up. Really enjoyed this one.

Best Food in NYC

Max Brenner has been a long time favorite. From their crazy waffles, amazing milkshakes to this make your own chocolate layered cake. I always recommend a Max Brenner experience while in NYC. Not photo’d here, but you HAVE to order the 80’s milkshake. A homemade magic shell on top….to die for.

Best Food in NYC

Dominique Ansel Bakery is also a must visit. This Frozen S’more on a stick is so much fun. They also have the famous cookie shots….that I still haven’t had yet and they’re home of the delicious Cronut! Check em’ out.

Best places to eat in New York

Space Market by NYU has the most amazing bagel sandwiches. It’s like a cute little market where you can grocery shop, but they have a sandwich area you can place an order through dinnertime. Amanda and I ordered this egg, cheese, avocado and bacon bagel. Amazing!

Black Tap

Best places to eat in New York

Black Tap has taken the internet by storm with their gorgeous milkshakes. Have you seen anything more beautiful?! We’ve got their Cookie Milkshake, Birthday Cake, Sweet and Salty and Cotton Candy. Be prepared to have quite a line waiting to get into their restaurant. Line up before they open, that’s going to be your best bet. Good luck!!

Best places to eat in New York

Black Tap also offers some of the best burgers I’ve ever had. This Pizza Burger had us all drooling!

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Sarabeth’s is a beautiful place to enjoy breakfast. Right across from Central Park, it’s quite magical.

Best Food in NYC

Best places to eat in New York

Levain Bakery is one of those places where your cookie dreams come true. Not even kidding. Their chocolate peanut butter chip is the best cookie I’ve ever had.

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Hands down, best chocolate dipped cone in the city. Plus, it’s close to the Friend’s building and amazing walking around through Greenwich Village.

Best Food in NYC

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Del Frisco’s Grille knocked our socks off with their gorgeous cheeseburger, fries and appetizers. What a fun place, I highly recommend this one!!

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Boulton and Watt is a new to me location that literally blew me away. We went for brunch and stayed for these cutie pie Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cones. To die for!!

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Another Boulton and Watt favorite was this baked grits with chorizo and pouched egg on top. Can’t wait to visit here again. Such a great restaurant.

New York City Weekend For Foodies

You kind of HAVE to get a NYC black and white cookie. Found this one while walking through China Town 🙂

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Eggloo is a new ice cream shop that opened up February 2016. I was so happy to get to try it last month. Soft crispy warm waffle cone with your choice of ice cream and toppings. Really fun!

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Chelsea Market is home to so many great restaurants. I highly recommend Creamline. Amazing burgers, milkshakes and not even kidding the best fried Oreo’s I’ve ever had. Other things to not miss in Chelsea Market, the street tacos at Los Tacos no 1, Amy’s Bread has the best Yellow Cake with Pink Frosting around, Fat Witch Brownies and Eleni’s for baked goods. Such a great place to visit, it’s a must every time if you ask me 🙂

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Waffles and Dinges Food Truck is not to be missed. Can’t even handle this Nutella and Ice Cream topped Belgian Waffle!!

Waldorf Astoria

New York City Weekend For Foodies

The Waldorf Astoria has the most beautiful Sunday Brunch I have ever experienced. Gorgeous food choices presented and served by the chef’s dressed in their whites. This is something you’ve got to experience at some point. I’ll never forget this dining experience and hope to go back.

New York City Weekend For Foodies

My husband and I were walking through Tribeca and came up on this adorable bakery, cafe called Maman. They’ve got all kinds of beautiful food choices, but we sampled their homemade Oreo Cookies. So glad we did. These were amazing!

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Another beauty from Space Market. Chose a Turkey, cheese, tomato, lettuce and red pepper bagel sandwich. You can’t go wrong at Space Market!

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Laconda Verde has a beautiful Brunch. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and gorgeous goat cheese zucchini fritatta. Great choice for brunch.

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Sugar and Plumm is the most adorable bakery and cafe. This French Toast Stack was a huge hit. Love it here.

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Treat House some adorable rice krispie treats! Such a cute place to visit for some sweet treats.

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Parm is this adorable little Italian restaurant I visited a few years ago with Amanda. Their Chicken Parmesan was out of this world. Fun place to visit in Little Italy.

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Serendipity 3 is also a must visit. Go for dinner and stay for their favorite Frozen Hot Chocolate! I re-created my own Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe. Click HERE.

New York City Weekend For Foodies

Magnolia Bakery is an adorable bakery, fun to visit and sample all of their delicious cupcakes and baked goods.

New York City Weekend For Foodies

There is no better doughnuts than Doughnut Plant. Don’t miss these bad boys. My favorite it the Creme Brûlée.

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Best Food in NYC


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Sandestin Florida Vacation

Sandestin Florida Vacation

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So excited to share my Sandestin, Florida Vacation with you! Beautiful crystal blue oceans with the softest white sand I’ve ever felt. Amazing!

Sandestin Florida
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Check out my post on Seaside Florida too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration and travel adventures.

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Thrilled to share my Walt Disney Food Blog Trip with you today! I was over the moon excited to have a Food Blogger #DeliciousDisney adventure at the Walt Disney World Resort this month.

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It’s no secret that EVERYTHING Disney is my absolute favorite. Generally, I’m at Disneyland Resort on a regular basis, so getting to spend time at Walt Disney World with my girlfriends was the ultimate treat. Disney hosted our group to a week of pure magic. Amazing food, sneak peeks into what’s coming for the Holidays and fun times exploring the Parks.

We enjoyed our stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This was on my bucket list so I was over the moon excited!

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Enchantment Resort in Sedona Arizona is the perfect family getaway destination.  We had such a great time!  Gorgeous views and beautiful resort grounds.

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I was so excited to explore Arizona over Memorial Day weekend with my family! We took off nice and early and headed to Sedona to the Enchantment Resort. It had been years since I’d been. Just to be clear this is not a sponsored post, just a family weekend getaway I wanted to share with you!

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