Pulled Pork Walking Tacos

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First, I need to get something out of the way. Isn’t my boy adorable? Look at those eyes. That face. That smile. This boy melts my heart. Now, let’s talk about what he’s holding in his hands that’s causing that smile.

It’s that GO GO GO GO time of year.  Everything from buds on trees to school schedules is running at breakneck speed toward an explosion of greenery and excitement. Snow has melted here and whether it stays that way remains to be seen, we ARE in New York State after all. The kids, however, are busy puddle jumping, creek stomping, tree climbing, and biking like it’s their job. I suppose it is.

Busy days and activity filled evenings are the standing order. Sometimes you just gotta meet the challenge with a walking taco.

Right about now, there’s a big part of the Central U.S. saying, “You betcha!” and quite a few other folks scratching their heads. A Walking Taco, as I have known it, is a snack sized bag of Fritos (!) or Doritos (?) that is sliced open down the side and piled high with taco toppings.

Yes, you must slice it down the side instead of popping it open in the usual way. Observe my hand model with the filthy-playing-outside-all-day nails.

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Why do it this way? Well, it’s for fittin’ in all the stuff, of course. Just look at this spread.

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This standard of high school football, baseball, softball, and soccer games, wrestling matches, and community fundraisers is popular both for its ease of preparation and for the lack of additional serviceware needed for it. The chip bag forms the bowl, you pile in all the toppings that you possibly can and a plastic spoon or fork is all you really need to deliver the goods where they’re intended to go.

Since by this point you probably know I’m more than a little fixated on pulled pork (see examples here, here, here, and here) and I’ve waxed on and on about making a ridiculously inexpensive huge amount of pulled pork to keep in the freezer (examples here and here) I’ll spare you that harangue this time around. I’m going to go ahead and assume you have a stash in your freezer or have plans to make some soon. If you don’t, I’m pretty sure you’re aware you can make it easily ~or~ you have a source for purchasing pre-made pulled pork. Any which way you shred that pork shoulder, a Pulled Pork Walking Taco is sure to make your entire crew gleeful.

Heck. It makes ME gleeful. You know how I feel about Fritos.

Can a meal get easier than this? Well, sure… if you call someone to deliver it, but even with the bagged chips, I’m thinking you’re still ahead when you make this at home. With a little creative insulated packaging, you could even take this on a day excursion or a trip to the park for a fast dinner.

What’s your favourite fast meal? Have you indulged in Walking Tacos?

XO

Rebecca

P.S. Here’s a free pro Walking Tacos tip; after you open your bag of chips, but before you start piling in the goodies, slightly crush the chips. This helps them to mix into whatever you add in the bag a little more easily.

Pulled Pork Walking Tacos

Rating: 51

Pulled Pork Walking Tacos

This is a Midwestern and Central US classic gussied up a bit; Fritos or Doritos in a snack-sized bag topped with Pulled Pork, sour cream, salsa, fresh cilantro, avocado cubes and whatever else your heart desires. These fun, portable meals please kids of all ages and make clean-up beyond snappy!

Ingredients

    For Each Walking Taco:
  • 1 snack sized bag of Fritos or Doritos
  • 1/3 cup fully cooked pulled pork, reheated You can use this recipe, or this recipe, or use purchased pulled pork.
  • Optional Toppings:
  • Shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • salsa
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped black olives
  • chopped avocados
  • guacamole
  • barbecue sauce
  • hot sauce

Instructions

Slice the bag of chips open along the side rather than the top. Slightly crush the bag to break up the chips a little bit. Pile the pulled pork in and add as many toppings as you'd like. Pop a fork in there and eat immediately!

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Giveaway Closed: Congratulations to Jennifer (comment beginning: “Other than fresh bread…”)! Check your email for information on your prize package!

P.P.S. About a month ago, I was invited to take part in a Kitchen Conversations webinar discussing trends in food that was put on by Land O’Lakes. Given my past work with Land O’Lakes, I was thrilled to say yes.

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The webinar featured top bloggers Ree Drummond a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman, Julie Deily of The Little Kitchen, Sommer Collier of A Spicy Perspective, Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod, and Brenda Score of A Farmgirl Dabbles. I have to tell you that each of these women is a wizard with butter and nobody does butter better than Land O’Lakes. You should most definitely click on over to their sites and look at the drool-inducing butter-centric recipes they created for the Kitchen Conversations push. I’m just going to say “Butter Chicken Sliders“, “Beef Bahn Mi“, “Meatball Tortilla Soup“, “Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn“and “Curried Cauliflower with Israeli Couscous and Grains“. Are you drooling yet? I was so hungry by the time our Kitchen Conversation was done. Don’t go until you’ve entered the giveaway, though… Wait ’til you see what Land O’Lakes has in store for you!

As a thank you for a stimulating discussion on what foods are on the rise in popularity this year, Land O’Lakes sent me a gift package to review and will send an identical package to one of you, my readers. Wanna see what’s in it? Of course you do!

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The giveaway includes:

-one BEAUTIFUL and seriously serious Le Creuset enamelware sauté and frying pan.

-THREE gorgeous kitchen items from Anthropologie

-one full-value coupon for any Land O Lakes® Butter Half Sticks

-one full-value coupon for Sauté Express® Sauté Starter which includes butter, olive oil and herbs or spices.

How to Enter:

This doesn’t get much easier. Just leave a comment here on the blog telling me what your absolute all-time favourite dish is that’s made with butter! That’s it! The winner will be announced on this post on Friday, April 12, 2013. Good luck everyone!

Disclosure: Land O’Lakes sent me a gift package as a thank you for participating in the webinar and is sponsoring the giveaway of an identical gift package to one Foodie with Family reader. This contest is only open to U.S. Residents. Sorry, international friends! All opinions remain my own.

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Comments

  1. Lisa Roth says:

    Steamed littleneck clams in butter white wine!

  2. Easy favorite is just pasta with melted butter and Parmesan cheese. So simple and good.

  3. New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp made with a whole stick of butter

  4. Made delicious butter cupcakes recently. Also love french toast smothered in butter. and of course cookies :)

  5. We love shrimp with garlic, veggies and herbs (and butter!) over Polenta.

  6. Chocolate chip cookies. Predictable but can’t-live-without. (Incidentally, I buy Land o’ Lakes over the store brand all of the time. Big difference.)

  7. Buttered pasta is my favorite.

  8. Butter Chicken from the Pioneer Women’s website. I think it was a guest post. AMAZING!!

  9. Guilelessgourmande says:

    Buttery sable’ cookies.

  10. Leah Slavens says:

    My favorite dish with butter is probably warm, fresh, homemade bread (or biscuits) with butter.

  11. I think my favorite butter food is popcorn soaking in melted butter.

  12. My mom’s Thanksgiving stuffing is made with three sticks of butter! It’s absolutely the best thing in the world.

  13. I love buttery brioche bread

  14. Anything with butter is better!

  15. Shortbread cookies are my favorite butter recipe.

  16. Britta Anderson says:

    Anything baked! Brown butter choco chip cookies please!

  17. Christina K. says:

    I love mashed potatoes made with real butter! Yummy!

  18. I love buttercream frosting, so my favorite butter-related food has to be a cupcake topped with a generous heap of buttercream frosting!

  19. Theresa A from Tulsa says:

    Sauteed mushrooms….. One stick butter, 2 cloves of garlic chopped, 1 lb mushrooms, 1/4 c Worcestershire, 1/4 c Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Melt butter with garlic, add mushrooms, reduce all liquid until butter again, add Worcestershire, reduce back to butter, add wine and reduce to butter and eat….Yum!!! I usually double or quadruple the recipe.

  20. Hannah B. says:

    Garlic-butter sauce over shrimp and pasta!

  21. Gnocchi with sage butter is may favorite!! Cheap and easy :)

  22. Pasta with butter and fresh grated parmesan – love!!

  23. bread out of the oven, slathered in butter!!

  24. Gnocchi with sage butter is may favorite!! Cheap and easy :)

  25. I’m kind of in love with Pasta with Myzithra Cheese and Browned Butter. Anything with Browned Butter makes my heart go pitter-pat!

  26. pork piccata…I am serving for company tonight. I quick fry thin flour coated pork loin in lots of butter, deglaze pan with wine and broth and lemon and capers and cook down, add more butter and a little splash of cream at the end. So easy, delicious and impressive enough for guests.

  27. All of my baking – any time of the year!

  28. I love homemade bread smothered with softened butter that’s been mixed with powdered sugar. Yum!

  29. Michelle says:

    My favorite butter dishes are : bread and butter!!, butter cookies & white rice with butter! Lol (:

  30. Garlic, bacon & cheddar mashed potatoes!

  31. Michelle says:

    My favorite butter dishes are : bread and butter!!, butter cookies and white rice with butter! Lol (:

  32. Becky L. says:

    I’d make my son’s favorite, shortbread cookies. So yummy!

  33. Christopher Sorel says:

    pig candy on top of mac-n-cheese with some pulled pork These walking tacos are great

  34. Christina says:

    Fresh radishes with butter. That pan is GORGEOUS, as are you. :)

  35. I just don’t think you can beat a good batch of mashed potatoes loaded with butter in and on top. Comfort in a bowl…~~sigh~~
    Hugs,
    Sandy

  36. Sherilsl says:

    Chocolate crazy cake. It’s made with 2 cubes of butter! Love it.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  37. Sherilsl says:

    Oops too many letters in my email address

  38. Cube Steak….fried in butter is pure heaven. I wish I could eat it all the time….alas I can not but when I do it’s buttery yummy at it’s best!

  39. Cheesy garlic bread!

  40. Honestly, my biggst thing right now is green beans smothered in butter. Oh man, it’s so good!! Or I also love butter cookies! Yummy!

  41. Sauteed onions and mushrooms…just not the same without real butter.

  42. Mac & cheese. You *have* to use butter. If you cheat and use any other “healthy” options it just doesn’t taste the same.

  43. Hollandaise sauce!

  44. Fettuccine Alfredo!

  45. Judy in CA says:

    Just last night I made Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs (uses a butter sauce)… Hubby went wild for it!! BUT — my two favorite things with butter are lobster with drawn butter, or good old corn on the cob. YUM!!

  46. Pretty much any kind of cookie!

  47. What don’t I make with butter. My current favorite is lemon curd. But seriously, there’s nothing better than fresh bread slathered with butter!

  48. Fresh homemade bread slathered with butter:)

  49. I made scallops with butter and lemon last night. Delish

  50. Butter on bread is the best

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