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Layered Taco Salad in a Mason Jar

Make and serve delicious this layered taco salad or walking tacos using pint mason jars. This walking taco recipe makes one of our very favorite Mason Jar Meals.

Walking Tacos in a Mason Jar Meals for a taco salad to go


We don’t have to tell you that we love Mexican Food, Tex Mex Food and all variations of such.  We have recipes for Homemade SalsaBaja Fish Tacos and Chicken Enchiladas but these Walking Tacos are a first for us.  This little layered taco salad has been a hit with our crowd.   And not only the grandkids but with us big kids love it.


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layered taco salad in a mason jar meals using this walking taco recipe


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How to make this Walking Taco salad to go:

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seasoned ground beef for walking taco recipe


Start this layered taco salad by browning one pound of ground beef in a large skillet.   Add one package taco seasoning, and one can of Rotel and simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.   Heat one 16-ounce can of refried beans, remove from heat and then set aside to allow to cool completely.


lettuce and tomatoes in jar


Line up eight pint-size mason jars.  Begin making this layered taco salad by adding a layer of chopped lettuce and tomatoes on the bottom of each mason jar.


layering ingredients


Add about one-quarter cup of the Mexican blend cheese in each of the eight jars.


refried beans in jar


Divide the meat mixture into the jars and then top with equal portions of the refried beans.


adding chips and sour cream to jar


Fill the remaining part of the jar with corn chips or tortilla chips and top with sour cream or even guacamole.


taco salad to go for Mason Jar Meals


What could be a better salad to go than these Walking Tacos?    They are perfect Mason jar meals for a fun Cinco de Mayo celebration or even a kid’s sleepover.   This layered taco salad serves eight people.


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4.50 from 2 votes

Walking Tacos

Make and serve delicious Walking Tacos with this layered taco salad to go using pint mason jars. This walking taco recipe makes one of our very favorite Mason Jar Meals.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword: Salad to Go, Walking Taco Recipes, Walking Tacos
Servings: 8
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Evelyn



  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, add taco seasoning and can of Rotel. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Cook refried beans according to package directions. Set aside and allow to cool completely
  • Start the walking tacos by adding a layer of lettuce in the bottom of each pint-size jar. Top with tomatoes
  • Top each jar with a 1/4 cup of the cheese.   Evenly divide the ground beef mixture and refried beans into all the jars.
  • Fill the remaining space in the jars with corn chips and top with sour cream and/or guacamole.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 1.7mg

4.50 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)
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