Make a Delicious, Fun Dinner Using Treats from Your Gift Box
Maybe you’re here because you recently ordered one of our giant care packages for yourself or a loved one, or maybe you’re thinking about it, but haven’t decided yet.
Either way, this month, we have a tasty recipe to share with you that incorporates America’s favorite snack food, one of the treats inside many of our classic gift boxes: the humble snack-size bag of chips!
This salty snack becomes the foundation for a portable twist on the taco that doesn’t even require a plate to eat. Plus, it’s interactive and customizable to please any palate. In our walking taco recipe, your favorite bag of chips replaces the taco shell for a fun-to-serve and fun-to-devour dinner. Let’s get cooking!
First, gather your supplies!
- At least one bag of chips per person. We suggest tortilla chips or any flavor of corn-based chips, but you’re allowed to get as creative as you want!
- 1 lb. lean ground beef (or vegetarian protein)
- Taco seasoning packet or favorite taco spice blend
- Can of refried beans (optional)
- Shredded lettuce
- Shredded cheese
- Diced tomatoes
- Sour cream
- Salsa or taco sauce
- Sliced black olives or any other taco topping you like
First, on medium-high heat, crumble and brown your ground beef in a skillet and season it according to the directions on the taco seasoning packet. Drain off the fat if desired. Stir in the refried beans if you prefer a protein blend, or heat the beans separately.
As your meat cooks through, prepare your taco toppings: lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, olives, and any other foods you choose. Place them in small, separate bowls and set them out, buffet-style.
When the ground beef is done cooking, ask each diner to choose and gently open the top of the bag of chips of their choice to remove the air from the bag. Then, holding the bag opening closed, lightly crush the chips inside by squeezing the bag.
Diners should then re-open the bag and begin adding taco toppings to their bag of crushed chips, customizing their dinner to their preference. Serve with a fork!
Modify this recipe to incorporate special seasonings and taco ingredients your family loves. It’s also an incredibly easy meal to prepare for family campouts, picnics, slumber parties, and other summer events, like Father’s Day. Walking tacos make clean-up a breeze, too, leaving you with extra time to spend with your loved ones after dinner.
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Choose from our menu of possibilities to find the care package that’s just right for the person you love.