Walking Tacos

A bag with chips, taco meat, fixings and a fork

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This easy Walking Taco recipe is perfect for parties, cookouts, and even camping trips. Made with your favorite kind of chips and taco meat, plus your fixings of choice!


For the Taco Meat

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water

To assemble the walking tacos:


Make the Taco Meat

Cook onions and beef. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add the onion and ground beef. Brown the hamburger and onions for about 6-7 minutes or until cooked through.

Add spices and finish taco meat. Add the paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne, oregano, sea salt and water. Stir to combine and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the liquid starts to thicken. Keep on very low heat to keep warm while you prepare your fixings.

Assemble the Walking Tacos

Grab a bag of chips. Make a well in the center.

Add the meat. Scoop your preferred amount of taco meat into the center of the chip bag.

Top with fixings. Add your fixings of choice. I recommend shredded Mexican blend cheese, shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes at a minimum. You can also add guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo salsa, salsa macha or whatever else your heart desires. 🙂

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