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Walking Tacos

Walking tacos don't have to be a treat you only enjoy at the ballpark! Switch up your next taco night with this fun, kid friendly meal you'll love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Servings: 4
Calories: 1416kcal


  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 Onion peeled and diced
  • 2 cups salsa your choice of heat level or tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 15 oz can black or red beans rinsed and drained
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro or fresh parsley


  • Shredded cheddar cheese or cheese sauce recipe follows
  • Sour cream optional
  • Green onions sliced
  • 4 Small bags
  • Fritos corn chips

For The Cheese Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a large skillet and stir in the
  • all purpose flour. Cook on low heat for a couple of minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue cooking for a few minutes until all the lumps are gone and the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Stir in the shredded cheese until melted and add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  • Add the ground beef to a large skillet or cast iron pan and cook on medium low heat for a few minutes. Use a
  • spatula to break up the meat.
  • Add the diced onion and continue cooking and stirring for a few more minutes until the meat begins to brown.
  • Stir in the salsa or tomato sauce along with the taco seasoning and beans. Continue cooking on low heat, stirring
  • occasionally, for another 5 to 10 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Stir in the chopped cilantro or parsley and remove from the heat.
  • To serve, set up a bowl with the beef and bean mixture along with bowls of the chopped green onions, sour
  • cream and the cheese sauce as well as small packages of Fritos chips.
  • Spoon the beef and bean mixture over the chips in the bag, pour on some cheese sauce, top with green onions
  • and sour cream and enjoy. Alternately, you can pour the Fritos into a bowl and add the toppings.


Calories: 1416kcal | Carbohydrates: 127g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 2169mg | Potassium: 1464mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1535IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 717mg | Iron: 7mg