This skillet nacho camping recipe is perfect for your next trip. With just a bit of preparation you can add this yummy camping meal to your camping menu.
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These skillet nachos are really easy to make and super yummy! We make these camping nachos all of the time.
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Camping essentials for skillet recipes:
- I love using this Lodge Cast Iron Skillet for all of my sauteing.
- These silicone tongs are perfect for flipping and grasping hot food.
- This 9QT Overmont Dutch Oven is my favorite for one pots style meals over the fire.
- These long handled wooden utensils make stirring easy and they don’t melt or get too hot!
- This cast iron scrubber set is perfect for safely cleaning your cast iron.
How to make this skillet nacho recipe:
- 1 pound ground beef, cooked and prepared at home
- 2 bell peppers, diced
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 1 large bag nacho chips
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- Sour cream
- Prepare the ground beef at home and cook with 1-2 tsp of taco seasoning. Allow the beef to cool before placing it into a large freezer bag for easy storage and packing.
2. Layer nacho chips, beef, pepper, onion and cheese in a cast iron skillet.
Check out our How to Make a Campfire for Cooking post for lots of tips and tricks to having the perfect campfire.
3. Repeat layers if desired and cover skillet with foil.
4. Cook over the campfire or grill for 15-20 minutes or until all of the cheese has melted.
Tips for cooking with cast iron:
- When cooking with cast iron, be sure to season the surface first.
- Always use gloves or oven mitts while cooking as the surface of the iron will be hot.
- Cook the recipe over an open fire using hot coals, not open flames. A fire that is too hot will burn the outside of your recipe and not cook the inside.
- Be sure to clean the cast iron with a rough vegetable scrubber, rinse and dry thoroughly before storing.
Our camping meal preparation hacks:
- 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.
This skillet recipe is such a great make ahead camping meal! I love any recipe that can be mostly prepared in advance to make our camping trip as enjoyable as possible.
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