Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Taco in a Bag + Wild Mountain Music Festival

[I volunteer for The Wild Mountain Music Festival Social Media Marketing Team in my hometown. Though this post is part of as paid campaign, I received no compensation, as I volunteered my time.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.]

With Wild Mountain Music Festival kicking off near my hometown next week (!), and as a result I've got festival food on the brain. I have a lot of great memories of the festival, including interviewing some amazing artists, camping underneath the stars with my closest friends, and of course, sampling the festival foods.  If you don't have your tickets yet, I highly suggest you invest in some.  You can even try your luck at the bottom of this blog post, entering to win a full weekend pass (value $180).

I love my local music festival so much, I've written about it a few times on the blog.  I was so inspired by the festival last year, I immediately set out to re-create jerk chicken after frequenting a vendor that served it. You can find that recipe HERE.

I also wrote a fun re-cap post, which you can find HERE. This post gives you the entire low down on the festival experience.

Today, I wanted to share one of my all-time favourite festival foods that I often make at home whenever I'm having a busy week and don't have a lot of time to cook, or when I'm simply just craving it... Taco in a bag.

Some might argue that taco in a bag isn't exactly a recipe, but more a method of assembling ingredients, and I can't disagree.  It is however, one of my favourite way to assemble these particular ingredients together.

First I start with making homemade taco seasoning (see, you knew I'd have a recipe in here for you!).

- 1 lb hamburger
- Taco Seasoning* (see below)
- 4 small bags of Doritos

- shredded cheese
- salsa
- sour cream
- diced tomatoes
- diced onions
- sliced avocado 
- cilantro

 *Homemade Taco Seasoning:
- 1 tbsp chilli powder
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp corn starch 
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp oregano


Combine ingredients for taco seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.

Fry hamburger in a medium frying pan over medium heat until no pink remains, then drain excess grease.

Return frying pan of hamburger back to burner, then add 2/3 cup of water and taco seasonings.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, until thickened. 

Crush Doritos, then cut bag lengthwise.   

Add hamburger and shredded cheese, then top with you favourite taco fixings. 

Mix, and enjoy!

Enter to win a free weekend pass + camping ($180 value!) by commenting on this post with your favourite music memory.  A winner will be selected on Wednesday, July 11th at midnight! 


  1. I was at the front for Rural Alberta Advantage. And Randy Bachman. And a wide variety of others because Wild Mountain Music Festival has a really special atmosphere. You can go from Taco in a bag (a must have) to beer gardens, to up front by the stage with everyone greeting you as you do.

  2. Booze is my favorite festival food.

  3. Hard to pick - Neko Case, Radiohead, & Florence & the Machine would be up there.

  4. Can’t wait for wild mountain and taco in a bag has always been my favorite. Love the recipe is posted going to have to try it on my own!

  5. Taco in a bag is definitely a highlight of being at Wild Mountain. Not only that, but to be surrounded by a friendly, community atmosphere is really special!

  6. Taco in a bag an absolute festival staple! This is where I was first introduced to this amazing concept and I have indulged every year since


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