Campfire Dutch Oven Nacho Recipe

This campfire dutch oven nacho recipe is perfect for camping. With just a bit of preparation you can add this yummy camping meal to your next trip.

These dutch oven nachos are absolutely delicious and super easy to make!  Our family makes this recipe all the time.

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Camping essentials for dutch oven recipes

How to make this dutch oven nacho recipe


  • Ground beef, cooked and prepared at home
  • Bell peppers, diced
  • White onion, diced
  • Jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • Large bag nacho chips
  • Cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa


1. Prepare the ground beef at home and cook with 1-2 tsp of taco seasoning.  Allow it to cool before placing into a large freezer bag for easy storage and packing.

2. Line the dutch oven with parchment paper.  This is optional but makes clean up a breeze!

3. Layer nacho chips, beef, pepper, onion and cheese in the dutch oven.  We usually have 2-3 layers of nacho ingredients.

4. Cook, covered,  over the campfire or grill for 15-20 minutes or until all of the cheese has melted. 

Check out our How to Make a Campfire for Cooking post for lots of tips and tricks to having the perfect campfire.

Tips for camp cooking

This dutch oven recipe is such a great make ahead camping meal!  It’s something where many of the ingredients can be easily pre-packed and left in the trailer for the next time you head out on a trip.

Tips for camping meal preparation

  • Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible.  Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier.  Trust me on this one!
  • Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought. 
  • Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or pie irons. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
  • Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
  • Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy.  These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Taco Salad recipes are some of my favorites.

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