How to Make Walking Tacos (All the Fun But None of the Mess)! by Christine Jones

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How to Make Walking Tacos (All the Fun But None of the Mess)!

Do you ever feel like you're in a weeknight dinner rut? When I want to change up our weeknight routine and inject some fun into our night, I turn to Walking Tacos. Walking Tacos are tacos in a FRITOS® bag. I mean are you kidding me?! My kids think I am the coolest mom when I make this for them. Best of all it's super easy and no crazy mess to clean up at the end of the night.

Here’s how you make them:

  • Simply prepare your favorite taco recipe (the Old El Paso™ seasoning mix is my family's favorite and can be found in most supermarkets).
  • Lay out your family’s favorite fix’ins such as lettuce, cheese, rice, salsa, sour cream and, of course, some individual size FRITOS® bags.
  • Before you open the FRITOS® bags, break up the chips with your hands.
  • Then comes the fun part! Open the bag and add in your taco meat and the toppings of your choice.

You still get the crunch of a traditional taco shell but without the insane mess of the taco falling apart while you’re eating it. Best of all your kids will love it and there are no dishes to wash at the end of the night. I make this for my 15-year-old son and his friends a lot and it's always a hit with the hard-to-please teen crowd!

Donna John
I've eaten walking tacos since I was a kid. Love 'em! I made something similiar a few years ago for a party -- walking frito pies. I made a big pot of homemade chili and put it in a crock pot, put out a big basket of small Frito bags and other toppings like chopped onions, jalapenos, shredded cheese. I put some scissors near the chips and let people go to town. Was a big hit. Thanks for sharing such a fun idea, Chrissy Jones!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Um, I know it's not #TacoTuesday anymore, but I'm still using that as my excuse to make these tonight. Seriously, Chrissy Jones​? OMG, yum!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
I AM PRAYING TO THE DIET GODS ON THIS ONE! Where is my Mindset Guru Heather Frey I need You on this one ! Giggle ! Chrissy Jones Elisa All 30SecondMom Donna John I AM AT A WEAKEN STATE!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Chef Gigi Gaggero you crack me up! I'm with you on this one - who doesn't want to eat a bag of Fritos disguised as dinner? GEEZ! Chrissy Jones you're killing us, LOL!
Christine Jones
This is payback for Chef Gigi Gaggero! My parents are coming next weekend and I'm making Gigi's Turkey Meatballs With Spicy Basil & Burrata Red Sauce!
Donna John
Anything that starts with T and ends with acos puts me in a weakened state. Chef Gigi Gaggero Elisa All 30SecondMom Chrissy Jones
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
And geez, Donna John - the walking Frito pies sound like a perfect football party idea! Hanging around you chicas sure makes my life better in 30 seconds, thanks! Chrissy Jones Chef Gigi Gaggero Jan Mostrom Meredith Schneider Holly Budde
Meredith Schneider
Such a perfect football party idea! Elisa All 30SecondMom Or easy dinner night for my crew. Moderation vs deprivation Chef Gigi Gaggero 😊 can't wait to make this!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
I have never done this! All of my girls will love it! 😍

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