School Night Supper {Walking Tacos}

I’ve been chronicling our Sunday Suppers since the inception of Dixie Delights.  If you haven’t been around since the beginning of time, I try my hardest to make a good, sit-down family supper every Sunday.  But during the week we eat crock pot meals, leftovers and easier things.  One of which is Walking Tacos!  Bestie P introduced us to this culinary delight when I was down and out with ankle gate 2014.


The littles think these are just the bees knees.  Here’s how to do it…

1. Cook your taco meat of choice.  For simplicity’s sake, I brown ground beef and an onion and then cook in a pack of taco seasoning, can of black beans, can of chopped green chilis and handful of cilantro.  This would also work with just beans, ground turkey or shredded chicken.

2. Assemble your toppings.  Our faves include taco sauce, pico, sour cream, queso, shredded mexican cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions and avocado.  We don’t always have all of them.

3. Set out a variety pack of chips.  I buy the one in the blue bag that contains fritos, doritos, cool ranch doritos and sun chips because my peeps love these for their tacos.

4. Open the bags, load them up, grab a fork and enjoy!!  Some how tacos are SO MUCH MORE FUN served up in a chip bag.


I usually cook three to four times a week (including Sunday Supper), we typically eat out once and then have leftovers the other nights.  Of course, leftovers are quickly becoming a thing of the past with these two boys!  If you’re curious, other items on our menu this week include our favorite crock pot spaghetti and meatballs and a teriyaki pork tenderloin with rice and broccoli.

I’d love to hear about your fave school night / week night din dins!

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11 thoughts on “School Night Supper {Walking Tacos}

  1. I remember when you first posted about these & have been meaning to try them ever since. So fun! I cook practically every night. Like you, we rarely have leftovers & if we do, I usually send them for my Honey’s lunch. I rely on planning, my crockpot & the delayed start on my oven with easier meals during the week (we love chicken broccoli Alfredo, spaghetti, various baked pastas, roasted chicken or homemade chicken fingers, pork tenderloin, meatloaf).

    This time of year always takes me by surprise with business, and this year will be no exception! xo

  2. Hi Amanda!
    Thanks for sharing! These look so tastey! My kids eat so much better when they can “customize” their own meal and tacos are already a favorite around here!
    Some other weekly meals for us include salmon (I have Kroger bake it while I shop) with sweet potato fries, turkey burgers and baked beans, fried chicken (from the deli) and a big spinach salad, ham and potatoes a gratin, and breakfast omelets. I use your easy Alfredo recipe all the time, too. Sometimes I make the Alfredo, mix with noodles and cooked veggies, and top with mozzarella. It is delish!!!
    I’ve learned a lot about cooking from the Pioneer Woman, and she has a new cookbook coming out soon that I am excited to get.
    I can’t wait to see what everyone else makes- always looking for new ideas!

  3. This is a great dinner or lunch. In Buffalo we call them taco in a bag, my kids love them too. I first heard about this meal when my son told us his school sold them as lunches. What kids wouldn’t eat them. Thank you for sharing such great ideas.

  4. We do a big Sunday dinner that hubby cooks. Usually something on grill or he does on smoker. One night a week out too! But, I cook every other usually. I enjoy Sunday when we do our sit down meal, but I don’t cook it. Hence why my “Champagne Sunday” tradition was born. Sundays we sip champagne and chat while hubby cooks. I highly recommend that tradition to anyone that loves champagne. Cheers!

  5. I love this post! When I was a teenager, (late 80’s early 90’s) in Texas, the concession stands at the football games did this for Frito pie. They would cut a slit down the side of a small bag, pour in chili, cheese, onions and peppers, add a spoon and you were good to go! Makes me happy to see it coming around again.

  6. Our week night favorite is chicken baked potatoes. I cook some chicken tenderloins in the crock pot with olive oil, salt and pepper. Then, I shred it up and put it on baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, cheese, and some sweet baby rays barbecue sauce! Yum!

  7. Thanks for sharing these Amanda, my family loves taco night, I fixed these last night and everyone loved them! They were super easy and not too much clean up, yum!!!

  8. So fun Amanda! My girls love this recipe for Chinese restaurant copykat sweet and sour chicken….it is delicious and I make it and then place in a crockpot on low or warm until we’re ready to eat. Served with rice and lightly steamed broccoli = delish! BTW, would you mind sharing what flatware pattern is featured in this photo? I’ve been looking forever, and think it’s lovely! Thanks :)
    Here’s the recipe:

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