When the weather gets hot, sometimes you just need an extra-easy, extra-portable meal. So, if my childhood trips to summer camp taught me one thing about mobile food, it’s this: there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a walking taco on a lazy day. You just throw your favorite taco ingredients into a single-serve bag of corn chips (the smallest size, or you’ll be overwhelmed by chips), grab a fork, and go! It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
For the record, I do know that my mouth is full in step 4. I’m eating a delicious walking taco—can you blame me?!
I've seen this served at fairs in Minnesota, but they called it Taco in a Bag!
OMG, do I see ONION????!!!
Yes, but it's for Jeremy. ;P
I thought it must have been unless it was purely a visual aid/other company.
yum! I have no need for a walking taco tonight but i might make one anyway.
That's exactly what I was thinking!
Are those garbanzo beans?
A fart in a bag. She'll be gassy!
Yep. Certainly not the most traditional approach, but I love seasoned chickpeas in just about anything.
This is not a taco. The entomology of the word taco is tortilla wrapped around food. Traditional Tacos contain meat or fish.
This is not original, yet you don't give source. YouBy implication you put forth that this is your idea.. So not only is this insulting to Mexican culture and food, this is pretentious. Thanks, white people.
Like I said in my post, I first had the meal at summer camp when I was a kid. And, since it seems like many people have been eating a variation of the same thing at camps for decades, I'd love the opportunity to high five the person who had the original idea! Because you can use any ingredient you like, they can be called anything you want ("Frito pie" seems to be common). To your point, "pie" doesn't make any more sense to me than "taco," but "bag of corn chips with various toppings" isn't any better. If you've got a good name, I'm all ears!
You have changed my life
who the heck puts garbanzo beans/chickpeas in a taco?!?!! Only in the midwest ugh
In New Mexico we call it a Frito Pie, has pinto beans and red chili, Yum!
This is so full of win I'm not even sure where to start…
A gracious reply
search tostilocos on google. they are amazing!
Seasoned chickpeas were what I had on hand, so they're what I used. You, however, should definitely feel free to use whatever bean strikes your fancy. Also, I'm in Brooklyn–the Midwest would never stand for anything less that refried beans! ;P
Whoa. I just saw a photo of one in a GIANT bag of chips. Looked delicious and kind of blew my mind. :)
You're doing it wrong. Add some carne asada, onions, cilantro and a nice homemade green chili sauce and now we're talking. L.A. style!
You are a douchebag.
I grew up getting something like this from the school cafeteria only it was chili on fritos and they called it a frito boat. this sounds very interesting. I would imagine all kinds of toppings would be good even if it was just salad items as I sometimes put crushed fritos on my salad the possibilities are endless. and here is the definition I found on taco. "[from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish: literally, a snack, a bite to eat]" this item seems to fit the bill. :o) call it a taco boat if that makes infohiker feel any better all fritos are is tacos in a different shape.
Not everyone eats meat. there is no wrong way to eat something you like. if you don't like it this way then add what you like on it that is the beauty of home cooking you don't have to eat what you don't want. :o)
What's in the bowl on the top left of picture #2? This is awesome. Thanks for sharing :)
Happy to share! The top left corner in #2 is seasoned rice with tomato.
Really? For stating his opinion? What does that make you?
This looks great – thanks for sharing, Haley! We love seeing how creative our fans can be using our products! If you like this recipe, you may also like our SunChips version: http://www.fritolay.com/recipes/recipe/walking-taco
also works great with Doritos
well here in mexico we do it all the time with doritos and rancheritos too.
It was a "Pepper Belly" when I was in school. :) Thanks for reminding me of a great snack/meal to resurrect from my childhood. ;)
I haven't heard it called a "Pepper Belly" yet. I love it!
I think a Pepper Belly is different…that's putting chili and cheese in the bag with the fritos
Taco de gringos
Chef Cord suggests…. Cut the bag with scissors from top to bottom along the edge, bigger opening=easier to eat but still maintains the fashionable container. More ingredients to include: black beans, red kidney beans, shredded carrot, chili (oh god, not canned), cheese (try feta), MEAT, pickled jalapeno, LOTS of lime (yes I see your limes)
You win +1 internets.
Ewwww….that name sounds like a Mexican reference to a body part…o_O
But adding meat makes it a taco.
Lawn clippings make it a salad. ;-)
Kinda hard to walk around with a platter in your hand…o_O
Sounds like what my stomach will be doing after eating…:)
He didn't state his opinion. He attacked the author personally using a spurious factual artifice. Douchebag is about right.
What's YOUR malfunction?
I know this was meant as an insult (whatevs, I didn't invent it, I just eat it), but I actually think it might be the most apt name suggestion to show up in the comments yet.
I don't eat meat, but my husband certainly added enough to his for both of us. I'm right there with you on the lime, though. Thanks for the great suggestions!
ugh fuck the midwest forever, this is disgusting.
my mind is now blown. i must do this… thank you a million times over.
my mind is now a sploded. by the hammer of thor i must do this.
I can’t believe how worked up people get about a snack or meal cause someone names it a walking taco. My goodness just appreciate the information and add it to your list of things to try out. I know I’m certainly going to try it. It sounds yummy. If you don’t think it sounds good just pass it up. End of story.
Thanks for the kind words! Whenever things bounce around the internet, you’re bound to get responses that are less than positive. Such is the nature of online sharing. :)