All you need is one pan to make these scrumptious Campfire Nachos! Use the stovetop, grill or our favorite over a campfire in the woods!
Campfire nachos recipe! We love having all the things when we are camping. We love eating well and but also making it an easy low maintenance recipe is a must. Recipes need to fill everyone up and large enough to feed everyone. And boy can my kids eat a ton of food, especially when playing outdoors.
Camping is the time where we are willing to be slightly unhealthy allowing ourselves to have extra calories. Campfire nachos fill that void and are so easy to make and definitely fall under the somewhat unhealthy category. You can make a low-calorie version by adding healthier fresher nacho toppings and lower-calorie cheeses.
Making sure your prepared to make these nachos at your campsite is done in a snap with a little very prep at home. All you really need to do is cook the hamburger meat ahead of time and bring it with you. Also, make sure you have shredded cheese and the rest of the toppings for your delicious nachos, then assemble at camp.
The kids love to help me cook as much as possible and camping doesn’t change these desires. So I wash those dirty hands up and put them the work. They help by spreading out the chips and other toppings. They feel great about helping and its an easy task for them to complete. They are so proud to have the family eating what they just made. So cute.
How do you spice up nachos?
You can also add or take away some of the ingredients or toppings for these nachos to fit your tastes. You can add whole or refired beans, other types of meat like shredded chicken are great, other chopped or grilled and roasted vegetables that you have laying around, peppers like poblanos add some flare, onions either pickled or fresh, adding some spice to your sour cream like sriracha sauce.
How do you make nachos that aren’t soggy?
Some nacho can be soggy and that’s disappointing. We believe in crunchy and crispy nachos with delicious fresh toppings. So start with fresh ingredients like fresh cilantro, jalapenos, and homemade guacamole.
Just remember that you add the toppings at the end after the chips have gotten crispy and the cheese is melted. Then we add all the wonderful fresh toppings to elevate these nachos to the next level.
Always enjoy your nachos right away to ensure that the nachos are hot and crispy and keep your chips from getting soggy.
- 1 bag tortilla chips
- 2 cups shredded cheese, (yellow, white or both)
- 1 red pepper, diced
- ½ cup pre-cooked hamburger meat, drained
- 1 Jalapenos, diced
- ¼ bunch cilantro, chopped
- ½ cup Cojtia cheese
- ½ cup sliced black olives
- ½ cup salsa
- ½ cup guacamole, Sun-Dried Tomato Bacon Guacamole recipe
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 green onions, sliced into rounds
Place tortilla chips in a large, cast-iron skillet, and spread them out.
Top with shredded cheese, red peppers, pre-cooked hamburger meat, jalapenos, and cover with foil.
Place skillet on fire and cook until cheese has melted. About 15-30 minutes.
Remove from fire and let cool for 5 minutes.
Top with cilantro, Cojita cheese, black olives, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and green onions.
Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 543Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 891mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 22g