Walking Tacos in a Jar

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Once you make these walking tacos in a jar, you’ll quickly add them to your list of go-to recipes for tons of events.

First of all, who doesn’t love Mexican food? From Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup to my favorite Strawberry Mojito, I adore all of it.

Second, food in jars! Putting this meal in a jar makes it so easy to transport and super easy to eat. No mess. Plus let’s just admit it. It looks cute.

Walking Tacos in a Jar

I don’t know about you, but I prefer to buy ground chuck over regular hamburger meat. Ground chuck is a shoulder cut, so it is packed with plenty of flavor and it’s super juicy.

If I do use hamburger meat, I make sure it’s at least 90% lean. Otherwise, when I cook it, it shrinks down into a pool of grease. I wind up not saving any money because there’s so much liquid.

I try to always keep diced tomatoes with chilies in the house, and the same with taco seasoning. Those two things can work together to make lots of other goodies.

What kinds of things do you use them for? I’m always excited to find out about new recipes, so share them with me in the comments!

Where to Serve Walking Tacos

These are absolutely perfect for football parties, picnics, large family get-togethers, and to make ahead for a regular weeknight dinner.

The clean up is easy, thanks to the jars. Pop them in the dishwasher and you’re all done! I love that.

Once you make these walking tacos in a jar, you'll quickly add them to your list of go-to recipes for tons of events.
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Walking Tacos in a Jar

Walking Tacos in a Jar are perfect for game days and dinner on the go! Seasoned ground beef is mixed with juicy tomatoes, corn chips, shredded lettuce, and all of your favorite taco toppings!
Servings: 8 jars
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 package shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded taco blend cheese
  • 1 bag corn chips
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • In a large skillet, brown the hamburger. Add taco seasoning and can of tomatoes with chilies. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Cook refried beans according to package directions. Set aside and allow to cool.
  • Construct the walking tacos in a pint-size mason jar by placing a layer of lettuce in the bottom of the jar.
  • Top the lettuce with a layer of tomato, then add a layers of cheese, ground beef, and refried beans.
  • Fill the remaining space in the jar with corn chips and garnish with sour cream.

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Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1077IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 3mg


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