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Walking Tacos Recipe

Walking tacos is a fun recipe for a hearty camp snack. Normally our Scouts eat before leaving for a campout on a Friday evening. If it is a long drive though, that might have been pretty early. By time they get to their destination and set up camp, they are very hungry.

If the taco meat is cooked beforehand, they can put this together pretty quickly. And since it doesn’t require a lot of cleanup, they can make it late in the evening.

Walking Tacos Recipe

Walking tacos is an easy and quick snack. This recipe is written for a camp snack but it can just as easily be made in a home kitchen. Serves 8 hungry Scouts.


  • Charcoal and Dutch oven
  • or use a camp stove and a cooking pot
  • Utensils for stirring and serving


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 packages of taco seasoning
  • water
  • lettuce
  • 16 individual serving sized Frito bags
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • salsa


Preparation (before leaving for camp)
  1. Thoroughly cook the ground beef. Add the taco seasoning and water according to the directions on the taco seasoning packets. Cool and pack into containers.
  2. Shred the lettuce and pack into containers.
At camp
  1. Prepare your charcoal if necessary. Heat the taco meat in the Dutch oven or on the stove.
  2. To serve, crunch up a bag of Fritos and then open it. Put a heaping spoonful of meat in the bag. Add some shredded cheese. Top with lettuce and salsa. Eat with a fork directly out of the bag.

More Easy Recipes for Camp Cooking

Camp cooking can offer some challenges, but it can also be very rewarding. Many people stick to hotdogs and hamburgers at camp. But it is easy and fun to get a little more creative. So here are some recipes to put in your camping cookbook.

You might also want to check out these foil pack (Hobo) meals.

Smacos Recipe (S’Mores Tacos)

If you want to stick with the taco theme, try these dessert tacos which are made on a griddle with marshmallows and chocolate.

Tacos in a Bag

Here is a similar variation which uses canned chili, called Tacos in a Bag.


One response to “Walking Tacos Recipe”

  1. Kathy Avatar

    It would be really helpful to have a recommended amount to buy for # of people for the lettuce, sour cream, tomato, salsa, etc.

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