Taco in a Jar

These tacos in a jar are a great idea for short trips when you want to hand out pre-portioned meal serves, or quick-to-distribute appetizers, plus they look pretty cool.

The elements are the same as you would find in any sort of Tex-Mex style taco, meat, and salad. Using leftover chili also works well.

Off the shelf packet mix flavor combinations can be used or you can use your favorite recipe. Also, the salad and condiment elements can be altered to personal taste, like maybe adding a salsa or guacamole.

Taco in a Jar Recipe

Tacos in a jar are a great idea for short trips when you want to hand out pre-portioned meals, or quick to distribute appetizers, plus they look really cool.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Ready in 40 minutes
Servings 6 Servings


  • 2 cups corn chips
  • 2 cups taco seasoned beef
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of choice
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 2 handfuls lettuce sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 6 jars


  • Cook the meat element as per its directions.
  • In clean and dry jars ad the ingredients in layers. Corn chips, meat, cheese, tomato, lettuce, and sour cream.
  • Store carefully and eat within 2 hours.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 20gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 589IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 172mgIron: 2mg

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