Friday, June 22, 2012


The first time I made a Taco-in-a-bag was for a concession.
The 'bag lunch' was an instant hit and I put together more than I
care to remember. 
How about taking these to a picnic?
Everything can be prepared ahead of time and all you need to do is
keep the meat sauce warm.  Guests can complete their own taco
to individual preference.  The recipe is easily adapted to
serve a large crowd.

Snip a corner of the package of Nacho cheese taco chips
and cut open length-wise.  Squeeze bag slightly to crush chips.
Don't try to crush the chips before opening the bag ... it might pop.

The foil on the inside of the bag is reflecting and the picture
could be better.  I have added a scoop of the meat sauce
and a heaping spoonful of sour cream.
Having sour cream in a squeeze bottle works really well when
serving a picnic crowd

Add a handful of shredded lettuce and some chopped tomatoes.

Top with a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese.
Serve Taco salad dressing and /or salsa for extra flavor.
Clean up is a breeze!


1½ pounds ground beef
1 medium onion
1 can (10 oz.) tomato soup, undiluted
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix (OLD ELPASO is good)

Cook and stir beef and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender.
Drain off fat.
In medium saucepan, combine soup and taco mix.  Cook over medium heat
until boiling.  Add beef mixture and simmer for 10 minutes.

8 to 10 pkg. Nacho cheese taco chips
(individual serving size)
1 cup sour cream
3 cups shredded lettuce
1½ cups chopped tomatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Taco salad dressing and Salsa

For each serving, snip corner of taco chips package and cup open
 lengthwise.  Squeeze bag slightly to crush chips.
Spoon about 1/3 cup meat sauce into bag.
Add 2 tablespoons sour cream, a handful of lettuce,
2 tablespoons tomatoes and a sprinkling of cheese.
Add salad dressing or salsa as desired.


1½ cups mayonnaise
¼ cup white wine vinegar
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup ketchup
1/3 cup sugar
½ teaspoon each of :
garlic powder
onion powder
dry mustard
Worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Cover and process
until smooth.  Store in refrigerator.


  1. Yum, yum! Such a fun & novel idea for a picnic. Only thing I'd do differently is add the cheese after the meat sauce so it melts. Sam's Club has boxes of 50 bags of chips for about $12 which is .24 per bag. For those in the eastern U.S., if you don't need that many, Wegman's sells Doritos in their candy/bulk food section 3/$1.00. (nice if you want assorted flavors)

  2. Ohh! I cant wait to try these this summer. I love Doritos and I love tacos. What could get better than this?