The Walking Taco – a description

13 Mar

The name conjures up the following image:

And, I would argue that in theory, the walking taco is an OK option for a concession stand.

Here are the ingredients suggested when searching online:

Walking Taco Ingredients

Raw Ingredients

Seasoned ground beef, lettuce, cheese, refried beans, sour cream, taco chips and hot sauce.

If what was coming out of the concession stand looked like this list above (although I would argue trading out the fritos for plain tortilla chips), I really wouldn’t have a problem and would be okay with this being lunch.  You could serve it out of the same ‘boat’ that you serve nachos and cheese – to make it WALKING.

The problem I have is that the concession stand version looks like this:

Concession Stand Walking Taco

What you really get

See, you have to serve it in INSIDE the fritos bag to get the WALKING part – the portable part.  Easy container, no additional cost, you can walk around with it, etc. etc.

Not always, but TYPICALLY, the cheese and meat are both pumped out of nacho cheese-like machines, see samples below.  That way you can buy the meat and cheese prepackaged from a food supply store.

Nacho Cheese Machine

You won’t likely get the lettuce or shredded cheese or tomato or refried bean – you know, any of the healthy part.

What am I learning: to do it right takes a bit more effort; but I’m arguing just a BIT not a LOT


Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “The Walking Taco – a description

  1. Trista

    March 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the explanation! I agree – the lettuce and tomato pic seems reasonably healthy.
    Maybe you’ll conduct an experiment on the questionable food categorization of mentioned cheese and meat? I’m morbidly fascinated by some of the McDonald’s experiments.

  2. janna

    April 6, 2012 at 12:48 am

    This is ubiquitous at high school events in Texas, where it’s called Frito pie — and ALWAYS served in the bag! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen lettuce and tomatoes served on a Frito pie, but do you consider jalapeños a vegetable? Because you’ll get those!

    • KSeed

      April 11, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Jalapenos! Funny! not as common here in Indiana. I have the school athletic committee in charge of the concession stand considering making the meat and crock-potting (is that a word?) it. But not sure about offering veggie toppings yet.


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