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Walking Popcorn Tacos

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

Walking popcorn tacos are a riff on the popular walking tacos recipe and includes seasoned ground beef, beans, cheese sauce and crunchy popcorn.

Walking Popcorn Tacos

For the Filling:
 1 tbsp Canola oil
 1 Onion, peeled and diced
 1 lb Ground beef
 2 tbsp Taco seasoning
 2 cups Prepared salsa (any heat level desired)
 15 oz Red kidney beans (1 can), rinsed and drained
 Salt, to taste
 Ground black pepper, to taste
 2 cups Popped Dell Cove® Movie Night Popcorn

 Chopped scallions for topping
For the Cheese Sauce:
 1 tbsp Unsalted butter
 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
 1 ½ cups Milk
 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
 Salt, to taste
 Ground black pepper, to taste

Add the canola oil and diced onion to a large skillet or cast iron pan. Sauté on medium heat for a few minutes, stirring often, until the onions soften. Remove the onions to a separate dish and add the ground beef to the pan. Cook on medium low heat for about 10 minutes, using a spatula to break up the meat.

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When the beef has browned, stir in the rinsed and drained beans along with the taco seasoning and salsa. Continue cooking on low heat, stirring occasionally, for another 5 to 10 minutes. Taste and add salt and ground pepper as needed. Remove from the heat.


While the mixture is cooking, make the cheese sauce by melting the butter in a large skillet and stirring in the all-purpose flour. Cook on low heat for a couple of minutes until the flour is fully coated with the fat. Then, slowly whisk in the milk and continue cooking and stirring for a few minutes until all the lumps are gone and the mixture begins to thicken. Stir in the shredded cheese until melted and add salt and ground black pepper to taste.


To serve, place some popcorn in a bowl, a to-go container or a fun cone. Spoon some of the beef and bean mixture over the popcorn. Then top the beef with additional popcorn and pour on some of the cheese sauce. Top with fresh chopped scallions and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cone of Walking Popcorn Tacos

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 530
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g45%

Saturated Fat 13g65%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 1140mg48%
Potassium 900mg26%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%

Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 8g
Protein 33g66%

Calcium 390%
Iron 4.4%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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