Walking Taco Bar Party | fresh pico de gallo recipe

Walking Taco Bar Party | fresh pico de gallo recipe

Walking Taco Bar Party – fresh pico de gallo recipe | This post brought to you by Pepcid® Complete® . All opinions are 100% my own. #PepcidTastemakers

Although we love to entertain year round, summer is our absolute favorite season. The carefree days, outdoor activities and spontaneous get-togethers call for some casual party ideas that don’t break the bank or require a lot of time or thought.

Walking Taco Bar Party
Last weekend we hosted one of those spontaneous poolside gatherings for a couple of friends. A casual party that required a simple menu that was still fun and festive. I decided to put together a
walking taco bar.

How to Make a Doritos Taco in a Bag
A walking taco bar is a convenient and clever way to serve ‘tacos’ on the go. The individual sized bag of chips mimics the shell and once opened – is the perfect little pouch to fill with meat and all of your favorite taco toppings.

Walking Taco Party
It’s one of those bars that guests can help themselves to throughout the day and it does not require a lot of maintenance from the host – so you can enjoy the company of your guests and planned party festivities.

Walking Tacos
All of the prep work was done in advanced and included a couple pounds of ground beef and a selection of prepared taco toppings.

Setting Up A Walking Taco Bar
The ground beef was pre-cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning –
then placed in a crockpot to keep warm.
(I calculated approximately 1/4 pound of meat for each walking taco bag –
and keep in mind people will eat multiple bags)

Setting Up A Taco Bar
The topping for our bar included shredded cheese, sour cream, shredded lettuce, dicd tomatoes, chopped onions, salsa, and taco sauce.
Some additional ideas include avocado, guacamole, scallions, and refried beans.

Taco Bar

Walking Doritos Tacos
Along with the individual sized bags of nacho Doritos, cool ranch Doritos, Fritos and plain corn chips were also served in large glass containers.

How to Make a Walking Taco
Small cups were available for the chips in the containers – since I was not able to find the individual sized bags at our local store.

DIY Taco Bar

Doritos Walking Tacos

Doritos Walking Taco Bar
To assemble the walking tacos, crunch the bag of chips – to break them up into smaller pieces – then cut along one side of the bag to open, as shown above.

Fold over the top of the bag and fill with seasoned meat and desired toppings.

*Don’t forget to have a couple pair of scissors available at the walking taco bar*

Walking Taco in a Bag

Pico De Gallo Recipe
For table snacks I whipped up a couple batches of fresh Pico De Gallo. This simple and tasty recipe can also be made in advanced and is actually better when chilled for a few hours.

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Walking Taco Bar | Pico De Gallo Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 3 Green Onions
  • 2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic
  • ½ Bunch of Fresh Cilantro
  • 3 Large Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 to 2 Small Jalapeño Peppers (hot) or Poblano Peppers (mild), seeded and chopped
  • 2 Limes
  • Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. Mince the onion, green onions, and garlic cloves in a food processor or chopper. Set Aside.
  2. Mince the fresh cilantro in the food processor. Set aside.
  3. Combine the chopped tomatoes and jalapeño peppers in a medium mixing bowl. Add in the minced onions, garlic and cilantro.
  4. Squeeze in the juice from two fresh limes and season with salt and pepper (to taste).
  5. Stir until evenly combined.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.
Notes
Makes approximately 4 cups of Pico De Gallo

Fresh Pico De Gallo Recipe

Walking Taco Bar
As any hostess will tell you, one thing they want to keep off the party menu is heartburn. Although everyone’s triggers may be different, a set up,  such as a walking taco bar, contains some usual suspects such as tomatoes, onions, garlic and spicy foods. When hosting affairs such as this, one thing I always like to keep tucked away is Pepcid®. Pepcid® Complete® starts working in seconds and lasts all day or night – making it possible for guests to eat whatever they like and stick around to enjoy the planned festivities, even when heartburn strikes. To learn more about common triggers and heartburn relief, visit the Pepcid® Facebook Page.

Walking Taco Party
I have received information, product, and materials from McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co., the makers of PEPCID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for Mom It Forward.

Comments

  1. Love your taco bar, looks delicious and it’s such a great idea for a party.

  2. Love love love! What a great way to serve a favorite at a get together. Great set-up!

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  3. such a fun idea, my family would love this!

  4. Stephanie, this such a great idea for a pool side party. I have a birthday party coming up for a 9 year old, this would be perfect. Plus, the younger kids can show the older adults how to make a walking taco. I have found that some grandparents are not always up on these kinds of foods 😉 You could also add other Mexican foods to appeal to their tastes too.

  5. Stephanie, this is such a great idea for a pool side party. I have a birthday party coming up for a 9 year old, this would be perfect. Plus, the younger kids can show the older adults how to make a walking taco. I have found that some grandparents are not always up on these kinds of foods 😉 You could also add other Mexican foods to appeal to their tastes too.

  6. I found you on Pinterest, and I’m so glad I did! We’re having a party this weekend and serving Walking Dead Tacos. I’m making your pico for sure! Thanks!

  7. What a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Hi there!

    This is a cute idea, but my question is: how do you eat it? Do you use a fork or just dig right in with your hands? If you use your hands won’t it be super messy if you used, say, guacamole and/or beans?

  9. In the Spring & Summer, I host a monthly Outdoor Movie Night…and I’m always looking for new ideas for my concession stand. This is great…I’m definitely stealing this for my next movie night 😀

  10. I’m doing this for my next bunco night! I can prep the night before, and pull it out of the fridge, and warm up the cooked taco meat! Thanks!

        

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