These Boots Were Made for Walking… Tacos!

These Boots Were Made for Walking… Tacos! 

I love going to the state fair. Ahh, I can smell the cheese curds and corn dogs now just writing this! I usually eat healthy, but when it comes to the state fair, I have no problem shaking things up and “treating” myself!

See, state fair food vendors know that we want to move around and munch rather than sitting at a table (there’s so much to see!). Walking tacos are always on my must-eat list. 

I was looking at the Taste of Home website (LOVE checking this site out for cooking tips!) and saw this. I knew I had to bring a little bit of my state fair to you, and share this recipe from Beverly Matthews from Pasco, Washington. She writes, “These walking tacos are great for an on-the-go dinner, campfire meal or easy game night supper. The ingredients transform a bag of chips into a taco in a bag!” 


Ingredients for 5 walking tacos | Multiply by degree of hunger, divide by number of girlfriends!

Walking Tacos


Meat mixture

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium chili seasoning mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 can (15 ounces) ranch style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)

Other things you’ll need

  • 5, one ounce packages of corn chips
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and sliced green onions for toppings




Step 1

Use a large skillet to cook beef until no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes. Break into small crumbles. Drain.  


Step 2

Stir in chili seasoning mix, pepper, tomatoes, and beans. Bring to a boil. 


Step 3

Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until thickened, about  20-25 minutes.


Step 4

When you’re ready to serve, cut open a bag of corn chips. Spoon in 3-4 tablespoon of beef mixture.


Step 5

Hand the bag to your friend and have her add the toppings of her choice!



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