Campfire Dishes: Nachos Recipe

Nach-your typical campfire dish, this recipe is a hilltop treat for the campers who've worked up an appetite out on the trails. Come rain or shine, this nachos recipe is full of fresh ingredients and easy to make!


  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef (Or Quorn for the veggies)
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1 bag of your favourite nacho chips
  • 1 cup (or small jar) of salsa + more for serving (if desired)
  • 2 cups, shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Campsite Equipment:

  • Wooden spoon/spatula
  • Campfire
  • Campfire grill
  • Tin Foil
  • Plate for serving


Cooking the mince:

  1.  Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat then sauté celery and red peppers until soft (approx. 2-3 minutes).
  2. ​ Add in the ground beef and taco seasoning package and cook according to package directions, ensuring beef is full cooked (approx 6-8 minutes).
  3. ​ Cool beef mixture completely and then store in refrigerator or freezer until ready to pack camping cooler.

Creating The Nachos:

  1.  When ready to assemble nachos, tear off a piece of tinfoil approx 2-feet long.
  2. ​ Spray one side with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. ​ Add two to three handfuls of nacho chips and top with desired amount of cooked ground beef mixture, salsa and cheese.
  4. ​ Fold tin foil into package, ensuring all sides and the top are sealed so no steam can escape
  5.  Repeat until you're out of ingredients.
  6. ​ Cook on campfire grill (ensuring flames are not coming above foil packs).
  7. Remove from heat and carefully slit foil pack open.
  8. ENJOY – But careful! It's HOT!

This recipe normally serves up to 3 kids or 2 adults (dependent on your portions – so it's probably just one portion for me).

To be enjoyed anywhere and everywhere – Sombrero optional!

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Emma can normally be found walking her dog around Lancashire searching for cake. Determined to see as much of the world as possible, Emma enjoys travelling to new regions especially to ski, sunbathe and soak up the culture. From Lisbon and Barcelona, to Australia and New Zealand, as long as there is some sort of cake on offer, Emma will be happy.

When she's not travelling the world, Emma enjoys walks on the hills, looking after her chickens and trying to be the next Andy Murray on the tennis court.

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