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Walking Tacos (2 ways!)

Walking Tacos (2 Ways!)

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Walking Tacos (or Frito pie) are a fun way to enjoy tacos in a handheld package. Here are two different ways to enjoy a classic! One is a beef taco and the other is a chili cheese version. Both deliciously easy and crowd pleasing.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword chili cheese, Frito pie, game day, party food, snacks, super bowl, taco, walking tacos
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 16 servings
Calories 607
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE BEEF TACO WALKING TACO:

  • 1 pound ground beef 90/10
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 8 bags (total) Doritos individual bags of nacho cheese and/or cool ranch
  • shredded lettuce
  • pico de gallo
  • guacamole
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • black olives

FOR THE CHILI CHEESE WALKING TACOS:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • tablespoons chili powder
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • a few shakes cayenne pepper
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato puree (not tomato sauce)
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 8 bags (total) Fritos individual size of regular and/or chili cheese
  • shredded cheddar jack
  • sour cream
  • pickled jalapeños
  • minced white onion

Instructions

TO PREPARE THE BEEF TACO WALKING TACOS:

  • Start by browning 1 pound ground beef in a skillet. Once fully cooked and browned, do not drain off the fat, but add in the taco seasoning. Stir until incorporated. Sprinkle with flour* and stir until absorbed and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in 3/4 cup water and simmer until thickened.
  • Open an individual sized bag of Doritos and crush the chips. Top with some of the saucy beef mixture, lettuce, pico, guacamole, cheese and black olives.

TO PREPARE THE CHILI CHEESE WALKING TACOS:

  • Add ground beef to a dutch oven with the diced white onion, minced garlic. Break up the meat with a wooden spatula and cook until no longer pink. Then add in chili powder, kosher salt, ground cumin, paprika, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and a few shakes cayenne pepper. Add in tomato puree (not tomato sauce) and yellow mustard. Lastly add a pinch of sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes.
  • Stir, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring ocassionally.
  • Open an individual sized bag of Fritos (regular or chili cheese), top with no-bean chili, cheddar jack, sour cream, jalapeño and minced white onion.

Notes

*Depending on which type of ground beef you use in the saucy beef walking tacos, you may need more or less flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bag | Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 1013mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g