Oct 7, 2020

Skillet Nachos over a Campfire

I love nachos and was pretty excited to when I came across this recipe for skillet nachos. Nachos are great tasting and can be made with just about any ingredients. With a large skillet and a bunch of ingredients, mostly canned and bagged. You can make great tasting nachos at your next campfire.

Here are some of the ingredients you might like to consider, many of them are canned or bagged, fee free to add fresh if your refrigerator can handle the extra space.

Campfire Nacho Ingredients

These are just examples of what can be included in our camp nachos. I wouldn't use everything on this list or you’re going to have one huge batch of machos.

  • Olive Oils (best), Cooking spray or avocado oil 
  • 1 can corn 
  • 1 bag tortilla chips 
  • 1 can black beans or 
  • 1 can pinto beans 
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and/or 
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese and/or 
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese and/or 
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (great for tang) 
  • 1 salsa 12 oz or as much as you want

Fresh ingredients you may like to add: 

  • lettuce
  • diced white onion 
  • jalapeƱos 
  • olives 
  • cilantro 
  • avocado

How to prepare and cook skillet nachos

  1. Coat the bottom of your cast-iron skilet with oil or cooking spray.
  2. Spread a layer of chips over the bottom
  3. Sprinkle the cheeses on top of the tortilla chips
  4. Top with a 1/3 of you salsa, onions, peppers, corn, beans and any of your other ingredients.
  5. Repeat two more times with another layer of tortilla chips and the other ingredients.
  6. Cover the skillet with aluminum foil.
  7. Cook for until the cheese is melted. Probably 5 to 15 minutes depending on how hot your coals are and the distance from the fire.
  8. Top lettuce and avocado
  9. Dig In… eat right from the pan.

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