Walking Tacos – Themes and Variations

Posted by on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Fall is the perfect time to host a bonfire or hay ride or campout.  My dear friend Karen and I spent some time catching up recently and she helped me brainstorm a little bit to come up with some new ways to serve guests at such outdoor gatherings.  By the time our visit ended, we both had some new ideas for an old favorite – The Walking Taco which are designed to be consumed “on the go.”

The traditional Walking Taco starts with an individual package of Frito’s Corn Chips.  The bag can be opened across the top and the edges folded down or slits can be cut in the front center of the package.  Then a ladle full of chili gets poured over the Fritos.  Next toppings of choice are added such as shredded cheddar cheese, taco sauce, sour cream, diced onions, black olives, and even jalapeno peppers.  For this Walking Taco, I used Chili Cheese Frito’s. YUM!

chili cheese walking taco

A variation of the traditional walking taco is our firstborn’s favorite, and a real tribute to the South – the BBQ Walking Taco.  I stopped by SNOW WHITE and picked up a pack of their fresh smoked pork BBQ. We put the pork BBQ over Frito’s HONEY BBQ flavored corn chips, topped it with some cole slaw, BBQ sauce, cheddar, and a little sour cream.  If you’ve never tried Pork BBQ nacho style – you don’t know what you are missing.  These were incredible!

Walking Taco BBQ

Another variation of the Walking Taco is the Chicken Fajita Walking Taco.  For this version I used some Chicken Fajita meat I had precooked and we topped it with shredded lettuce, Montery Jack cheese, sauteed onions and peppers.  WOW!

Walking Chicken Fajita Taco

So here we have 3 different ways to feed the masses the next time you host an outdoor event.  And you could make a vegetarian version with black beans, chopped peppers, onions, pico, salsa, corn, cheese, tomatoes or whatever fresh veggie suits your taste.

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2 Responses to “Walking Tacos – Themes and Variations”

  1. carolinaheartstringson 04 Nov 2011 at 1:05 pm 1

    That is such a wonderful idea. That was a great brainstorming session. Thanks for the nice comments you always leave us. We appreciate it more than you know.

  2. Chrison 04 Oct 2012 at 2:34 pm 2

    I’ve always thought Petro’s in Knoxville should have a pulled pork version of their Petro’s so your pulled pork taco makes complete since to me. And I just happen to have smoked a 9lb pork shoulder and have some left over….time to run to the store for some fritos!