Walking Tacos: Taco in a Bag Recipe

Feel free to sub ground venison for the ground beef in this taco in a bag recipe. (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

This walking tacos recipe is a great on-the-go lunch when you're on an RV adventure

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound lean ground beef*
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • 4 (2-ounce) bags nacho cheese chips or corn chips
  • 1 small package prewashed shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 jar/package salsa or pico de gallo
  • 1 package prepared guacamole
  • Chopped cilantro
  • 1 package shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Hot sauce

*I chose grass-fed 93% lean/7% fat ground beef for this recipe. Ground bison also works well. Or if you’re a hunter, ground venison is perfect for camp cooking recipes. It’s lean, which means you can skip having to drain the fat from the meat.


  1. To save time, chop onion and cilantro at home; store ingredients in zip-top bags and keep cold until ready to use.

  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ground meat and onion, breaking up the meat with a spoon and stirring until browned. Drain fat from meat if necessary, then add taco seasoning mix and water. (Use half the taco seasoning if you’re using chips that are already heavily seasoned.)

  3. Simmer meat on medium low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Meanwhile, set out the other ingredients to offer a taco “bar.” Cut the chip packages along the long side and allow each person to fill their own taco bags with meat and taco fixings.

Check here for more easy and delicious Go RVing lunch recipe ideas.

Recommended for You


How to Fish Bottom Bouncers for Walleye

Mark Sak - May 23, 2019

While misunderstood by some, fishing bottom bouncers can be a very productive technique for...


Game & Fish Magazine Names New Editorial Director

G&F Online Staff - May 23, 2019

Adam Heggenstaller takes over after 14 years with NRA Publications.


Upon Further Review: 70-Year-Old Catfish Record Voided

G&F Online Staff - May 22, 2019

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish.

See More Recommendations

Trending Stories


Record-Sized Walleye Was Foul-Hooked, Agency Says

G&F Online Staff

North Dakota Game & Fish Department said the 16-9 walleye doesn't qualify for record.


10 Most Common Reel Performance Problems

Anietra Hamper - July 16, 2015

Fishing reel maintenance provides a steady stream of business for The Fisherman's Warehouse


Top 10 Biggest Pike World Records of All Time

Jack Vitek - August 19, 2015

While wildly popular amongst anglers around the world, the IGFA World Record book shows the...

See More Stories

More Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Cooking

Backcountry Breakfast Wraps Recipe

Hannah Walton

For a quick camping meal with minimal effort and maximum satisfaction, make this Backcountry...

Outdoor Cooking

Corned Beef and Potato Hash Breakfast Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Chop up some of the ingredients in this Corned Beef and Potato Hash Breakfast Recipe at home...

Outdoor Cooking

Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs Recipe

Jessyca Sortillon

Not only will your kids love these cheesy bacon-wrapped hot dogs but you will too!

See More Outdoor Cooking

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.