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Taco in a Bag Recipe
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Taco in a Bag
These tacos are so easy to make, and really fun to eat out of the bag. See more
  • READY IN 15 mins

Taco in a Bag

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"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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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 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.

May 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!!!!

Jun 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.

Sep 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.

Feb 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.

Apr 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!:)

Jan 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.


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  • Calories
  • 902 kcal
  • 45%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 134 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 60.9 g
  • 94%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 34.6 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 1390 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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