I love Taco in a Bag! I had this recipe at the Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana. My family loves them too! The chip bag serves as a shell for the tacos.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground beef in a large skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until browned. Drain excess oil. Mix in the taco seasoning and prepare according to the directions on the package.

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  • With the bags unopened, gently crush the corn chips. Snip the corners off the bags using scissors and slit open the bags along the side edge. Spoon equal amounts of the beef mixture, lettuce, tomato, Cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream into the bags on top of the crushed chips. Serve in the bag and eat using a fork.

Nutrition Facts

902 calories; 60.9 g total fat; 134 mg cholesterol; 1390 mg sodium. 54 g carbohydrates; 34.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2004
In Texas, these are called "Frito Pie"...so popular that they serve it on the school menu for lunch. To make it even quicker, use canned chili (with or without beans, your choice) in place of the taco meat, and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Heat and eat! Can't get much easier than that! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2011
I love the concept of these but I find them to be a bit too small for my family-and the cost of the individual bags to be a bit much-I buy a large bag and divide into individual servings in a resuable container-top with the remaining ingredients omitting the sour cream etc till just before serving. WE take these on the road as a tailgate meal when driving to camp-platic utensils and napkins make it a great portable meal. When in camp we do much the same but use plates or bowls to serve. Try subbing ground chicken or turkey for a healthier option. Read More
(12)
211 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 152
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2004
In Texas, these are called "Frito Pie"...so popular that they serve it on the school menu for lunch. To make it even quicker, use canned chili (with or without beans, your choice) in place of the taco meat, and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Heat and eat! Can't get much easier than that! Read More
(157)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2004
In Texas, these are called "Frito Pie"...so popular that they serve it on the school menu for lunch. To make it even quicker, use canned chili (with or without beans, your choice) in place of the taco meat, and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Heat and eat! Can't get much easier than that! Read More
(157)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2004
So I modified this to serve as a quick adult dinner. Made everything according to directions except instead of serving in the bag I served in two platic containers with lids shook well and we ate right out of the container. Dinner then clean up done lickety-split. Also I added some zesty ranch dressing. Thanks!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2006
I loved this idea. We are painting the house and I wanted something quick with little clean up. I did like another reviewer and put these in gladware and just did a shake instead of a chip bag. I also used Doritos insted of the corn chips for more of a kick. I added some guacamole and lots more cheese (we like it that way). It was delicious and so easy. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2009
Quite simply the BEST RECIPE on this Website. Gordon Ramsey can go kick rocks...this is in a realm of its own and the first recipe listed to unofficially receive a 6th Star Rating...though you can't see it. Darn! I added Spicy Chipotle Ranch to it and it nearly floored me with flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2011
We call these walking taco's at my house. They are a family favorite, with doritos. We open the bag from the side instead of the top to make them easier to eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2007
These are so good! This recipe is great the way it is but using doritos instead of regular corn chips kicks it up even more!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! I'm a Senior in high school in West Virginia the state really doesn't matter only I don't know if they have done our variation anywhere else they're so popular that our school uses them for fundraisers; but we use Nacho Cheese Doritos instead of corn chips and it's REALLY good too and easy if you buy the smaller bag and just throw your lettuce and such in the bag. If you haven't tried this recipe you really should!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2005
I'm a Frito addict. These are great as written or with canned chili instead of taco meat for the traditional "Frito Pie". If you want gourmet or if you want healthy run far far away! But if you want something fun easy and different this is your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2014
5 stars based solely on nostalgia great memories & convenience.... this "recipe" has been around forever (I think the cro-magnon originally used pterodactyl lol) but seriously ive been making so many variations of walking tacos since I was allowed to use the stove lol. I made a variation last night & dint mind extra clean up since I had the cast iron skillet already dirtied so I crushed up an entire family sized bag of the original Doritos dumped them in the skillet after removing the meat (used ground pork AND ground beef extra yummy) dumped the mixture on top & added all imaginable toppings to that (I love adding black beans kidney beans avocado & dirty rice) before slathering the entire thing with an entire jar of salsa con queso lol then I baked it in the oven @ 400 degrees till the exposed chips get browned & crispy. Then I just plop the entire skillet on a folded dish towel in the center of the table & devour it upon paper plates.... makes meeeeeee mouth water everytime lol.... my nephew loved it & called it the magical taco mountain... I mean it hovered a good 3"- 4" above the skillet rim.... no left overs:-( makes me sad I have to wait a cpl weeks for this delicious concoction to hit my table again.... happy eatings everyone:-) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2011
I love the concept of these but I find them to be a bit too small for my family-and the cost of the individual bags to be a bit much-I buy a large bag and divide into individual servings in a resuable container-top with the remaining ingredients omitting the sour cream etc till just before serving. WE take these on the road as a tailgate meal when driving to camp-platic utensils and napkins make it a great portable meal. When in camp we do much the same but use plates or bowls to serve. Try subbing ground chicken or turkey for a healthier option. Read More
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