Tacos in a Bag

‘Tacos in a Bag’ are great quick meal when camping, or even for an extended picnic or day camp.

Tacos in a Bag

Get Out With The Kids rating of Tacos in a Bag 4.75 out of 5

Tacos-in-a-bag is a simple and fun meal. It could make an ideal meal for the first night on camp as it doesn’t need much preparation.

There’s not a lot to it, and you can prepare at home before hand.

Tacos in a Bag Ingredients

Tacos in a Bag Ingredients
As you can see there’s not a lot too this.

  • Some bags of tortilla chips (most people will want two bags).
  • Taco sauce. You can make this up at home and bring with you.
  • Grated cheese.
  • Shredded lettuce.
  • Sauces as required, e.g. Salsa, Sour Cream, etc.
  • You can also add chopped tomatoes and sliced peppers.

We made this really easy for us by making the taco sauce at home first, we bought a bag of pre-washed lettuce, and bought some Mexican tortilla ‘dips’ which we could add as sauce.

Making Tacos in a Bag

Heat the taco mix
If you cooked the taco sauce at home, you could use it cold for the simplest of meals. However, it is a lot nicer warmed.

We used our Trangia to heat our taco sauce for a few minutes.


The Tacos
Crunch up the tortilla chips in the bag slightly (yes, this may sound very wrong, but it turns out alright in the end!).

We found that using a knife to split open the bag lengthways was the easiest way to eat them.


Tacos in a bag
As you may have guessed, you put the taco mix into the bag.


Add the ingredients and sauces to the tacos in the bag
Let your kids add the taco sauce, grated cheese, shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and any other ingredients they wish into the bag. Watch they don’t over fill the bag.


Enjoying tacos in a bag from inside their den.
Finally, get them to hold the bag shut, then lightly crunch and shake the bag.

Parent warning: make sure they actually have the bag closed before they shake it, and avoid them shaking it too vigorously!

Simply eat out of the bag with a fork. (The kids are enjoying their tacos in the den we built. See building a den)

“They’re brilliant!”, said our youngest.

Some of the crunched mixture may not look that appetising, but they taste really good.


Here’s a video the kids made…

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  1. I am so impressed. I love the idea of serving food in a bag of crisps!

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