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Campfire Taco Salad Recipe

Campfire Taco Salad Recipe

Served in a corn chip bag, this easy outdoor meal from Jean Komlos of Plymouth, Michigan is flavorful and fun. “My neighbor entertained Girl Scouts with this clever recipe,” she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 packages (1 ounce each) corn chips
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili without beans
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) mild salsa
  • 1/2 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded


  • 1. Cut the top off each bag of chips; set aside. Place chili in a saucepan; cook on a grill over medium heat for 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of chili into each bag of chips. Top with cheese, sour cream, salsa and lettuce. Yield: 6 servings.

Reviews for Campfire Taco Salad

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heysister 58296
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Fun dinner for camping!"

Kgpriscilla 61746
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"We had these about 6 years ago at a basketball game , they were selling them at the concession stand. They were pretty good. I made them at home for a football game and everyone loved them!!"

Vsouers 91005
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"They have the makings available at our school cafeteria - call them "Walking Tacos"."

Reenwad 206588
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"We've taken this camping too, but I brown up ground beef with a taco seasonaing packet before leaving and keep it in the cooler. No problem warming it up over the fire. We also use taco flavored Doritos instead of Fritos."

elgemomof2 206587
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"We take this camping with us - always a hit. I brown the beef and mix it with the seasoning and then pop it in the cooler - when it's time to eat we heat up the meat on the grill and then everyone can make their own with what toppings they like. We use the cheese dorito's instead of corn chips - might have to give the corn chips a try next time!!"

lindalou141 139966
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"these are a great hit with teens, we have used them at several birthday get togethers, we call them " walking tacos" and kids can fill their bag with what they like"

ljjustice 61744
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"Excellent idea! This is obviously for a quick "campfire" menu. My kids and their friends loved it. So much fun, too. As JeanLT said, we prefer browned burger and seasoning too, but then it wouldn't be as easy as this was intended. I used chili with beans because that's what I had on hand."

JeanLT 125129
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

""Walking Tacos" are always a hit. We prefer browned hamburger mixed with a taco seasoning packet instead of the canned chili."

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