Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mouth-watering Wednesdays--walking tacos

Do you know what a walking taco is?  I think it is a Mid-West thing.  It is a staple at the fall craft and county fairs around here, and it is really good.   It is basically just a taco salad, but at the fairs they open up a small bag of Frito's chips, dump a cup of meat sauce in the bag and then have cheese, olives, sour cream, salsa, etc for you to top off your bag with and then you get a fork and eat your taco from the bag as you walk along thus the name--walking tacos.

This recipe is my friend Cathy's, and it is loved at my house.  We don't serve ours in bags, but we put the chips on our plates and then pile everything on.  It is also a great crock pot recipe.  Enjoy!
Walking Tacos Meat Sauce

2 lbs hamburger, browned and drained
1/4 cup taco seasoning or 1/2 to 1 package taco seasoning, depending upon how spicy you want it
1 can diced tomatoes, don't drain, puree
2 cups salsa
2 cans kidney beans, drained

Cook meat, then combine all ingredients in a crock pot on low for a couple hours (you can simmer it on the stove also).  When ready to eat layer chips, sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, sour cream, salsa, cheese or whatever you like on a taco.  Enjoy!

**Also, if you have lots leftover (which we rarely do :), this freezes well for another meal a different day

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