Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe: Walking Tacos


Kate Sorensen of CouponCravings.com is a Wife and Mom to two kids, ages 4 1/2 and 1. Kate enjoys making dinners that are healthy but also have an element of surprise, like this one. On busy nights, the easier, the better!

Thank you to Common Sense With Money for allowing me to share one of my family’s favorite meals with you. Walking Tacos are so simple to make and oh, so good! The other great part about Walking Tacos is that it is also a nice casual meal to serve if you have friends over in a “bar” setup. And, since it has taco chips, the kids will even be in to it, too!

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed taco chips (Doritos brand for example)
  • 1 pound ground beef (browned and drained)
  • 1 taco seasoning packet to flavor the ground beef
  • Optional garnish choices:
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Ranch or French dressing

First, you’ll want to wash and cut your head of lettuce.


** Tip: If you’ll be using the lettuce later, for example, for leftovers, you can tear the lettuce in to pieces instead of cutting it. This will help keep the lettuce from turning brown on the edges so soon.

Put the lettuce in a large bowl and add the shredded cheese and crushed taco chips. Mix well.


** Tip: Put your taco chips in to a large baggie to crush them to prevent your hands from turning orange.


Add the ground beef right before serving and put garnishes on top. The garnishes are completely optional and can be played around with depending on the taste you prefer.

** Note: If you are serving the Walking Tacos in a “bar” style, leave everything separate and have guests choose the desired amounts of each ingredient they’d like on their walking tacos. You can also forget the plates altogether and serve the Walking Tacos in individual snack size chip bags.