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?



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.

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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!
For Each Walking Taco:
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
  1. 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!

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.


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!


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.



  1. Brie says

    Favorite butter dish- hard to pick just one! I like butter in everything! I guess if I had to pick, it would be fresh bread with a slather of butter. Yum!

  2. KB says

    ONE favorite? Does buttercream count? Haha, no, I’d probably have to say my mom’s homemade French baguette with a thick smear of softened sweet cream butter. Yummmm.

  3. says

    Hmmm. When it comes to butter I am kinda of like Paula Dean, LOL! When I was a kid I would eat butter sandwiches for lunch, no joke. If I have to pick one favorite disch with butter it would be chicken francaise……over pasta…..with lots of vegetables.

  4. says

    My all time favorite would have to be gooey butter cake! :) Not sure if that’s made everywhere, but it’s a big hit here in Missouri.

  5. Lisa says

    A whole steamed lobster, butter for dipping would have to be the all time favorite, or any seafood, shrimp, scallops; but I have to agree with so many others that anything is better with butter, corned beef hash, venison backstrap, liver and onions, shortbread…..

  6. Carrie Helen says

    Honestly, it’s gotta be French toast, which my family eats for breakfast each weekend–my first step is to melt a chunk of butter in my frying pan!

  7. says

    There are so many delicious things to make with butter… This is a hard one.. Okay, I think my favorite is strawberry poptart scones. Most amazing scone that ever went in my belly. Good work butter.

  8. Brittany says

    Lemon Butter Pasta with all sorts of yummy veggies… but honestly I love butter. I put it in most everything.

  9. Katie kitchen says

    Bullseye (egg in a hole) for my husband…and dad…and occasionally me! Of course cookies, coffee cakes, and pancakes all are a very close second.

  10. Abby says

    My favorite is fresh, warm, homemade white bread and butter with lots of grainy honey that has crystallized!

  11. Sherry says

    I honestly try not to use butter nowadays but one thing I absolutely MUST have butter on is popcorn! And I don’t mean that tasteless movie stuff. Melt the stick and pour it on! And when you get near the end of your bowl, be sure to rub the popcorn in any that happened to drain to the bottom!

  12. says

    This was a hard one because I love butter in everything! HOWEVER, these mushrooms are the best:
    Melt a stick of butter, dump in a half bottle of red wine, some garlic, and your favorite in-season fresh herb. Add two (or three) boxes of mixed mushrooms and simmer all day.

  13. Katie W says

    Honey butter! On anything. Maybe even in the frito chip taco? ;). Thanks for the ridiculously easy and fun taco recipe. I am going to add it to my list of “no dish washing required” camping dinners.

  14. Becky says

    I’m a simple kind of gal, either homemade bread straight out of the oven or chocolate chip cookies. Yummo.

  15. kate says

    Favorite recipe with butter? Don’t all recipes have butter? Hmm. I just had some fantastic Puff Loaf with homemade raspberry jam. Yum.

  16. Emily says

    Butter smeared over warm fresh-from-the-oven bread with a little bit of honey. Doesn’t get much better than that!

  17. umar ghuman says

    For me a favorite dish made with butter would have to be one in which the butter SHINES and becomes the star of the whole show. I like to slowly melt butter in a heavy sauce pan and watch as it begins to blush at the constant attention its being given. Just when the blush turns into the color of love (or money whichever you prefer); which is a smidge darker than gold, I turn off the heat and add a couple of fresh leaves of basil. They crackle with indignation and then sullenly (and wiltingly) accept becoming second sisters to butter. A good pinch of salt, a fairie sprinkling of pepper and I have a brown butter sauce. This sauce is lovely with anything! My favorite way is to make it into a dress for some plain (but gorgeously plump and soft-as-a-cloud) gnocchi. Suddenly the gnocchi come alive, and all you taste is what butter would taste like if it were a cloud that has seen the green of springtime.

  18. Jennifer says

    Other than fresh bread with a thick slathering of butter, I’d have to to say buttermilk biscuits are my favorite food made with butter. How about a warm buttermilk biscuit slathered in butter? mmmmmm

  19. Anne Weber-Falk says

    Ummm, can I say everything? Everything is my favorite with butter on it. How about some cinnamon sugar toast in the morning. For lunch a baked sweet potato with butter and broccoli. How about some buttered noodles and steamed vegs with some sauted in butter and olive oil chicken strips to top. Yum!


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