Tacos in a Sleeping Bag

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4 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.