Marine News from the Great Lakes

Tacos in a Bag (a.k.a. Walking Tacos) Recipe

Hook to Cooking with Mark and Debbie

Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:00 am
By: Mark Hagendorff

Hello, Boaters!  I know some of you enjoy cooking at home and aboard.  If you are like me, I enjoy cooking but I hate doing the dishes, especially on the boat. So with that in mind, I thought I would give you a recipe that is really easy to do on the boat, especially if you’re on the hook in a smaller boat with kids where clean up or sitting down to eat might be difficult. I’ll admit that this isn’t exactly a recipe but mostly just an easy, quick solution for either taco leftovers or a fun way to put a spin on a taco salad. Tacos in a Bag, also known as Walking Tacos because all of the ingredients are added to a bag of tortilla chips, requires only a fork to enjoy. I’ve seen them used for rendezvous, dock parties, and more, plus it is a lot of fun for kids to make their own!


  • Individual sized bags of Doritos (or other favorite type)
  • Taco meat (brown the ground beef and add your favorite taco seasoning) Note: If you’re on the hook and don’t have power to heat the taco meat, you can do this just before heading to the boat and put the warm taco meat in a thermos.
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa or taco sauce
  • Green onion (optional)
  • Olives (optional)

Your individually sized bag of Doritos (or other favorite type)

Crush your bag of tortilla chips so that you have bite-sized pieces

Next, add taco meat and cheese

Throw in some lettuce

Tomatoes and sour cream

Top it off with salsa or taco sauce.  It is important to add one of these to keep it from being dry and to make it more like a taco salad.

Add a fork and enjoy! Simply throw the bag away when you are finished. Yummy!

Have you ever made Tacos in a Bag? When have they come in handy for you? We would like to hear from you with suggestions and special dishes from your galley favorites. If we use it in an article, we will send you free samples of Hook to Cook products.

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Mark & Debbie Hagendorff

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