Cheap Food on the Go: Walking Tacos

Many college peeps find themselves extremely busy. Whether its UIC students commuting, doing homework, going from class to practice, there are always days when you need a quick meal that you can take with you. This recipe is extremely easy, cheap, and delicious! It can also be a cheap and entertaining meal for a party in the quad or a campus event.


  • Individual sized bags of  Fritos or Doritos (really can be any chips you’d like.)
  • Taco Seasoning packet
  • Ground beef
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Lettuce

Make it and Take it:

  1. Grease a pan and cook ground beef on medium heat until all fatty juices are drained and meat is browned.
  2. Mix taco seasoning in with ground beef and stir. Heat for 3 minutes and then take off heat, and let sit.
  3. Turn individual bag of chips horizontal. Cut across ¾ height of the bag. Do this with as many bags of chips you are using. (Each person uses half a bag of chips)
  4. Empty half of the chips into a bowl. Pour a spoonful to your liking of the taco beef into the bag on top of the chips.
  5. Choose your toppings, you may pour lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and shredded cheese into your bag too.
  6. Take a spoon, grab your back pack, and enjoy while you go!

Why this recipe is great:

  • Bags of chips are very cheap!
  • You can buy ground beef in bulk. Use some of it, freeze the rest, and whatever you cooked and didn’t eat…. Put it in the fridge and you’ve got leftovers!
  • Sour cream, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, are all items you can use for other meals.


By: Steph

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