Why Walking Tacos Are The Winner When It Comes To Dinner


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Walking Tacos: the name says it all. 

Portable, convenient, and bursting with flavor, these handheld wonders are a favorite among taco enthusiasts and snack lovers alike. Forget traditional taco shells; we’re talking about a delightful concoction served up in snack-size bags of Splitz split pea crisps. 

So, why exactly are Walking Tacos the dinner recipe winner you’ve been searching for? Let’s dive into the delicious details.

Think of Walking Tacos as a nod to the classic Frito pie with a taco twist. Instead of a plate, your taco fixings are nestled inside a bag of your favorite Splitz split pea crisps. 

The base is simple: crisp Splitz topped with a savory mixture of seasoned ground turkey (or beef), black beans, green chilies, and salsa. From there, the sky’s the limit with toppings. Picture shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, olives, jalapeños, and fresh cilantro—all served up in one convenient package.

What You’ll Need :
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 lb. ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
  • 1 (1-oz.) packet taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (4-oz.) can green chiles, drained
  • 2 cups prepared salsa, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup prepared guacamole
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1 cup sliced pickled jalapeños
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 8 (1.5-oz.) bags Splitz split pea crisps of your favorite flavor
  1. Sauté vegetables and ground meat: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion, bell pepper, and tomato until onion is wilted, about 5 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Drain if necessary.
  2. Add seasoning and beans: Stir in taco seasoning and water. Cook until water is absorbed, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add black beans, green chilies, and 1 cup of salsa. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until hot and well combined. Let it rest covered for about 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare toppings: Set out remaining salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, olives, jalapeños, scallions, and cilantro in small bowls. Pour the turkey mixture into a bowl with a serving spoon.
  4. Open bags of crisps and serve: Lightly crush the bags of Splitz split pea crisps, then open them. Spoon turkey mixture over the crisps and add desired toppings. Eat immediately from the bag with a fork.

So there you have it—Walking Tacos: a fun, flavorful, fuss-free, and mess-free dinner option that’s sure to please everyone at the table. With Splitz split pea crisps as your vessel, every bite is a crunchy delight. 

Try them out for your next taco night and see why Walking Tacos are the ultimate dinner recipe winner.

Tips from the Pea-ple in the Test Kitchen
  • Make this recipe vegan and vegetarian friendly by swapping out the ground meat and adding in an extra can of beans.
  • Substitute the elbow macaroni for Cavatappi pasta instead. It isn’t just delicious; it’s also fun to eat! Its corkscrew shape adds a playful twist to your mac and cheese experience.

Ready to elevate your taco game? Shop all flavors of Splitz split pea crisps now and get ready to rock on a flavor-packed adventure!