Sunday, May 22, 2011

What is taco in a bag?

For those of you who, like me, had never heard of this, it is a staple of North American hockey rinks, soccer stadiums and BMX tracks. Anywhere you find school-aged children engaged in after school sports, apparently you will find taco in a bag. Sometimes it is on the stadium menu.

Other times it is prepared by hockey/soccer/BMX moms who need to feed a large number of children quickly and economically.

Lisa and her boys came over and prepared taco in a bag. Here's how you do it:

First you need ground beef browned with taco seasoning.

You need shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes,

not to mention grated cheese, a jar of salsa, a container of sour cream,

and a snack sized bag of Doritos.

To assemble it, you cut the bag open along the side, and squish it to break the chips into smaller pieces.

Some people prefer to keep them relatively large.

Others go for fully crumbled.

Next, you spoon in the toppings, mix, and eat.


Many people find it delicious, or so I’m told. Sadly, I am not one of them. Here I am, in possibly the worst picture ever taken of me, trying hard to enjoy my taco in a bag experience.

Not very convincing, is it. I didn’t think so. It was salty, extraordinarily salty, and as I mixed it together the meat cooled, coating everything in my little bag with an unpleasant layer of congealed beef fat. I still shudder to think of it.

Disclaimer: Before you leave us a comment about how much you love taco in a bag or take me to task for maligning it, remember that this is only my opinion, and I am a self-described hard core food snob.

As for Annelies, she conveniently called in sick and missed the tasting session, and Greg had to drive to Calgary at the last minute to participate in a triathlon, leaving me to take this one for the team.


  1. Nice job, Jennifer! I myself have never tried taco in a bag but it is a favourite at Sam's "Lunch on the Go" program at school.

    I could see maybe using a bag of unseasoned tortilla chips, but use of zesty doritos is a bit much. We should calculate the sodium content.

  2. Caden's school had taco in a bag last month for lunch on the go and it was such a hit they did it for this month too. LOL

  3. Now that I know what taco in a bag is, I'm inclined to decline.