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Lynda Loveland: Walking tacos

Posted July 13, 2011

Lynda Loveland

Maybe you've heard of these. They're news to me. Thanks to the good people at Camp Kaleidoscope, I have a new and easy recipe the kids love.

I was looking for a fun dinner to make for my daughter's birthday. It's always a struggle to find something everyone likes and will eat a lot of. I think I found it in Walking Tacos.

All you do is get individual bags of Fritos corn chips or Doritos for everyone. Crush them up a bit, always fun to do when it's not an accident. And add any taco toppings you like, right in the bag!. We did ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, cilantro and sour cream. Whatever your heart desires. All that's left is to grab a fork and dig in, right in the bag. Makes for a quick and easy clean-up too.

It was a huge hit. The birthday girl even had seconds! We had family in town that weekend and I'm not sure who liked it most, Campbell or her grandfather!

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.


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  • Gr82bSouthern Jul 14, 2011

    In Knoxville, Tenn, during the 1982 World's Fair a vendor served this but the dish was called "Petros"; we have been making them since then.

  • alanpipkin Jul 14, 2011

    I'm from New Mexico and out west we call that a Frito pie. You get Frito's and add chili and cheese and there you are a Frito Pie...... I'm still trying to get used to the food here in North Carolina. There are a lot of recipes from the southwest that the people here would enjoy, just look up southwest recipes or email me

  • luvtoshag Jul 14, 2011

    My daughter saw you and Bill at Camp Kaleidoscope last week. She told me all about it when I picked her up on Friday. Thanks for all MIX101.5 does for the children at Duke. It was her first time and she had a blast! She can't wait to go next year. She even recorded the phone number for the telethon and asked when it would be and if she could give some money. She loved the taco idea too.

  • kellypratz Jul 14, 2011

    Never heard of doing this but it sounds yummy. May try this with my daughter.

  • outlawtaxi Jul 14, 2011

    I grew up with a variation of these - we used Fritos, chili (not hot dog chili but real chili with or without beans) cheese, onions, etc. The concession stand at the horse shows used to sell them because they were easy for contestants to eat horseback while warming up or waiting between classes. We called them Frito Pie. They are a great summer food! Your version sounds yummy too.