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girl scout tacos

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Marybeth Mank
Mesquite, TX

This was one of my favorite camping recipes, and even at home, it is one of my favorites. It really is more like a glorified chili pie, but it sooooo good. Like regular tacos, you can customize this recipe to your tastes, but for my money, it is awesome as just as it is written here.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Make these tacos in a Dutch oven or over an open stove if you're camping. Either way, you'll have a great meal. After the meat simmers with the beans and seasonings, it's rich with a smoky flavor. The meat and bean mixture soaks into corn chips. Basically, they're open-faced tacos everyone will love.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For girl scout tacos

  • 2 lb
  • 1 lg
    white onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix (1.25 oz)
  • 2 can
    ranch-style beans (15 oz each)
  • 1 bag
    original flavor Fritos corn chips (9.25 oz)
  • 3 c
    chopped or shredded lettuce
  • 2 lg
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 8 oz
    shredded cheddar cheese

How To Make girl scout tacos

  • Browning ground beef.
    Brown hamburger in Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Onions added to the ground beef.
    When the hamburger is just barely pink, add onion and cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Taco seasoning, water, and beans added to ground beef.
    Add taco seasoning along with 1/4 cup of water and both cans of beans.
  • Simmering all the ingredients.
    Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Corn chips, beef mixture, lettuce, and cheese on a plate.
    To serve, place a handful of Fritos on a plate, and top with meat-bean mixture. Top with lettuce, tomato, and cheese to taste. Happy Eating!
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    NOTE: This recipe is written for home kitchen preparation. This recipe tastes best when prepared over an open fire. However, use care when cooking with open flames. I recommend using long-handled cooking utensils. Also, when using regular cooking pots over an open fire, an old Girl Scout trick is to lightly coat the OUTSIDE of the pan with a bit of regular dishwashing soap (i.e. Dawn, Palmolive, etc.) to facilitate easy washing.