If you've ever been camping before, you'll know how awesome Walking Tacos are. (Also known as Frito Pie, Frito Salad, and Taco-in-a-Bag.) So of course, I had to give this satisfying classic an even more delightful twist. Barbecue! And except for the Fritos themselves, this recipe is just as healthy as it is tasty.
Let me level with you: have a special attachment to this recipe. Few people know this about me, but I was a Girl Scout for over 13 years. In that time, there were thousands of boxes of cookies sold each year (yes, thousands), plentiful camping trips, service projects, crafts, and many embarrassing songs sung...loudly. (Shout out to my mom for being a leader for almost all this time and pretty much blowing every other G.S. troop's agenda out of the water. Love you, Mom!) Not surprisingly, one of my favorite parts of Girl Scouts was all the cooking. Whether that meant campfire hot dogs, messy pancakes, dutch oven cobbler, foil packet fire dinners, mess kit popcorn, or Walking Tacos, I was all over it!! So much yum.
Now I can't say the original meaty and cheesy version wasn't super delicious, but I dare you not to love this BBQ-ey, smokey, flavorful recipe, which can barely be considered meatless with 15g of protein per serving. Betcha can't eat just one!
So plan a camping trip, rally the gang for a cook-out (minus the cooking), or picnic in your living room. You're going to love this!
Prep time: 5-8 minutes; (overnight to soak cashews)
Cook time: 18-20 minutes
Total time: about 20 minutes
Serving Size: 1 Frito bag + toppings + blanco sauce
Ingredients (Frito Salad):
Ingredients (Blanco Sauce):
As always, I hope this is an insta-classic that you'll love as much as I have for so many years.