I made a DIY Walking Taco Bar for dinner this week to celebrate National Taco Day and it was a hit with my whole family!
This is a fun recipe to serve at family dinners, parties, and camping trips!
Walking Tacos aka Frito Pies are served right out of the chip bags and can be topped with a wide variety of delicious toppings.
Happy National Taco Day!
Scroll down for the directions and more delicious taco recipes from my fellow bloggers.
My taco lovin’ kiddos got a kick out of this fun recipe. We have had Frito Pies before but letting them eat out of the bag and add their own topping definitely made it more fun and exciting for them. They even added healthy toppings they wouldn’t normally eat with chili like avocado and tomato because it was an interactive meal and they wanted to try it all!
Walking Taco Bar
- 4 1 oz bags Fritos corn chips or use Doritos
- 3 cups chili
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup white onions, diced
- 1 avocado, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup lettuce, chopped optional
- 1/4 cup sour cream optional
- 1/4 cup green onions, diced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced optional
- Set out bags of chips and bowls of all the toppings on a large tray.
- Let everyone open a bag and add chili and toppings right in the chip bag,
- Serve with forks and dig in!
I like to use Fritos chips for Walking Tacos but you can also use Doritos or tortilla chips.
Set out bags of chips and bowls of all the toppings on a large tray.
I like to go all out and add a variety of ingredients to the toppings bar.
Fresh jalapenos, onions, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and green onions are all delicious ideas.
I like to make a simple bean and beef chili in my Crock-Pot for this recipe.
You need about 3 cups for 4 Walking Tacos.
Open the chip bags, fold them down, and add chili then toppings right in the bag.
The kids got a kick out of making their own taco in a bag!
Why are they called Walking Tacos? Because they are often served at fairs and festivals and you can walk around and eat them right out of the bag!
Serve with forks and enjoy.
Happy National Taco Day!
Thank you to Valentina from The Baking Fairy for hosting this one-day event!
Check out all the delicious recipes we made for the occasion:
Breakfast Street Tacos by 2 Cookin Mamas
Chorizo and Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Egg and Bacon Loaded Breakfast Tacos by Cheese Curd in Paradise
Garbage Plate Tacos by The Spiffy Cookie
Huevos Rancheros Tacos by Our Good Life
Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Tacos by The Redhead Baker
Lobster Roll Street Tacos by Daily Dish Recipes
Old-School Hard Shell Tacos by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Seared Albacore Tuna Loin Soft Tacos by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Tacos de Calabacitas by Tip Garden
Vegan Nopales Tacos with Charred Corn and Black Bean Salsa by The Baking Fairy
Vindaloo Pork Belly Street Tacos by Palatable Pastime
Walking Taco Bar by For The Love of Food
I bet the kids loved eating out of the bag!!! I’ve always known this as Frito pie, but I love the idea of using different chips!
These are always fun treats. Perfect for bonfire nights!!
Valentina | The Baking Fairy
I love this idea so much! It is so fun and would be perfect for a party or tailgate too!
These are so cute for the kids!
Cheese Curd In Paradise
Walking tacos are one of my favorite things! I actually have not had them with chili before and only with taco meat, but I love the idea of using chili because then you get the beans! I can’t wait to try your version.