Tacos in a Sleeping Bag

    • Makes4 servings

Perfectly portable tacos – all snugly tucked into their own little bags. Good silly fun to eat. Make sure you have at least one bag of tortilla chips for each guest.


  • 500 g lean ground beef

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped

  • 2 tsp Mexican chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 4 80- to 120-g pkgs tortilla chips, (any kind)

  • 2 cups shredded lettuce

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar

  • 1/3 cup salsa

  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • In a medium frying pan, cook the ground beef with the onion, chili powder and salt over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until the meat is lightly browned and the onion is soft. Add the water and cook, stirring, for another 5 minutes or so.

  • Give each child a bag of tortilla chips and, with the bags unopened, have them crush the bags lightly just to break the chips up a bit. Hey kids – don’t pulverize them or you won't be able to pick the chips up with your fingers. Slit each bag carefully down the side to make a large opening.

  • Spoon a little slightly cooled taco meat into each bag of tortilla chips, dividing the mixture equally. Top with any or all of the following: lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, sour cream. Hand each kid a fork (or just let them eat with their fingers) and off they go! Ta-da. Tacos in a sleeping bag.

This article was originally published on Mar 01, 2003