Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
This is actually called a "Frito Pie". It was invented at the Five and Dime Store, right off the main Plaza in Old Santa Fe, in Santa Fe, New Mexico by Teresa Hernandez in the 1960s when it was a Woolworth's Drug Store. Teresa ladled her mother's homemade Texas style chili into an opened Frito's bag and topped it with cheddar cheese.
These are and have always been called FRITO PIES, you should look up the history on them its interesting. Also change the name of your recipe to Frito Pie.
As others have mentioned, this is classic "Frito Pie!"
If you cut the bag along the long edge, they are easier to fill and eat. ;-)
Delicious, and fun to eat!
Freaking fantastic! My kids loved these. there was a debate on the name so we agreed on chili crunch Snack Packs. because these definitely are not tacos and they definitely don't walk!
Odd..never seen them called "walking tacos" before. This was originally invented in either Santa Fe or San Antonio (depending on who you believe) and is widely know as a "Frito Pie"...
I thought this might be a fun way to serve Tacos, but I was disappointed in the taste. Nice idea though. I might try a different recipe next time.
Growing up in 70s Los Angeles these were called chili fritos and the ice cream man sold them from his truck. They were great then and the great now ??
Sounds great for kids, but I too am wondering, like ktterry1906, since I had never heard of these, how do you eat them? With fork, or fingers, or just tip up bag and pour into your mouth? Since it's "on the go", I wouldn't think with a fork, but other ways would be pretty messy.