Walking Tacos Recipe

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Make the famous fair food at home! This Walking Tacos recipe is a quick and easy meal you can eat on the go. Seasoned beef is mixed into bags of Doritos and topped with your favorite taco fixings!

Love Doritos? You’ll love this Dorito Taco Salad too! Give our walking desserts a try with today’s dinner. From strawberry pretzel to smores and banana pudding!

Dorito bag filled with chips, taco meat, and toppings.

What are Walking Tacos

If you’ve ever been to a county fair or a carnival in the United States, chances are good you’ve come across Walking Tacos.

They’re also called “Walking Frito Pies” or “Frito Pie in a Bag” (especially in the South). In the midwest, Doritos are the more popular choice!

Walking tacos are bags of chips filled with ground beef and taco seasoning. Other taco toppings are usually added on top, like shredded cheese and sour cream.

Serving Walking Tacos for dinner or lunch is tons of fun! You eat them right out of the bags with a fork, which means NO DISHES!

I love serving these for parties, letting everyone add their own toppings. They’re also perfect for a fast and easy weeknight meal or picnic.

If you love Doritos, try our delicious Doritos Casserole for an easy weeknight meal.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed for walking tacos.

Doritos. You’ll need 6 single serving (1 oz) bags of any flavor Doritos you like. Of course bags of Fritos will work too. Can’t find the individual bags? You can serve this in bowls or ziploc bags.

Taco Meat. Use my easy slow cooker taco meat recipe for the perfect hands off, stress free party option! So tasty too.

Toppings. You pick what you love! See ideas below.

Serving Suggestions

Walking Tacos are best when you add all your favorite taco toppings! When I serve these, I set up a table or counter top with bowls of toppings and let everyone add their own.

That way everyone can customize their meal to suit their taste buds.

Need some ideas? Here are my favorites.

  • Diced cherry tomatoes. They add perfect juicy sweetness to the beef.
  • Shredded lettuce.
  • Guacamole.
  • Sour cream.
  • Shredded Cheese. Shred it fresh onto each walking taco for easy melting.
  • Salsa. Any variety you like. Homemade Pico de Gallo tastes great.
  • Hot sauce. Spice lovers can amp up the heat!
Bags of doritos with taco filling inside.

Recipe FAQs

What Dorito flavors are best in Walking Tacos?

Any kind of Doritos are delicious! Use your favorite flavor or buy a variety pack and let everyone choose for themselves. My personal favorite is classic Nacho Cheese.

Are Walking Tacos the same as Frito Pie?

Some Walking Tacos are made with Fritos rather than Doritos, making them similar to Frito Pie. However, most Frito Pie is made with chili rather than taco meat. Frito Pie can also be served from a casserole dish or a bowl, while Walking Tacos are served in chip bags!

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?

Yes, ground turkey can be substituted here for a lighter meal. I prefer the flavor of ground beef here.

Can you make Walking Tacos with other kinds of chips?

Yes, you can substitute other corn chips or tortilla chips but it will change up the flavor a bit. Chili Cheese Fritos would be delicious!

What side dishes taste good with walking tacos?

Walking Tacos can be served as a complete meal on their own.
If you’d like to pair them with a side dish, Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice or my Cole Slaw Recipe.

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Walking Tacos Recipe

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By: Aimee
Make the famous fair food at home! This Walking Tacos recipe is a quick and easy meal you can eat on the go. Seasoned beef is mixed into bags of Doritos and topped with your favorite taco fixings!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 bags doritos 1 ounce each

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 6 cherry tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup shredded mexican cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • ½ cup guacamole
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  • Prepare your taco meat by crumbling it with a spatula and browning it in a skillet, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the taco seasoning and water and cook until thickened, about 2 to 4 minutes..
  • While keeping doritos inside the bag, gently crush until chips are slightly broken.
  • Add a heaping ¼ cup of taco meat to each bag. 
  • Layer your desired toppings directly into the bag of chips and toss with a fork before enjoying.


  • You can use your favorite flavor of Doritos.
  • The add-ins are optional, so each walking taco can be personalized to your own taste/preference.
  • The slow cooker taco meat replaces the ground beef, seasoning, and water.


Serving: 1bag, Calories: 356kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 713mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
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Walking Tacos make meal time more fun! With just four ingredients plus toppings, you’ll have a flavorful taco-inspired dinner you can eat anywhere.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on August 20, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. Such a fun way to serve taco salad, and I love that there are no plates to wash! All we had was regular Doritos, but I can’t wait to try it with other flavors!

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