Saturday, 1 February 2014

Camping Nachos

A lot of the time when you are camping you feel like something comforting but easy to make for dinner.  You might of had a big day sight seeing and just want to get back to camp for a cold beer and easy dinner.  Camping Nachos is ideal.  You can make them as simple or as gourmet as you like.  The day that we made these, we kept it very simple, both in the ingredients and the cooking method.  A lot of the time we would do these in the camp oven, to brown the cheese on top, but this time we just warmed them in a foil tray, on the fire grate over some hot coals.  These are great for an easy dinner, lunch or an awesome afternoon snack.  I might do a gourmet version for you during our travels :)

Nachos on the fire grate warming up

The cheese just starting to melt

Camping Nachos
Serves 2

- 1 tablespoon of oil
- 400g grams of beef mince
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 packet of nacho seasoning
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 packet of corn chips (we like flavoured ones)
- 1 cup of grated cheese
- 1 jar of salsa (we like the hot one)
- 1 tub of sour cream (we always use low fat)
- 1 foil tray (we used disposable for easy clean up)

- Fry off the onion and mince in a little oil until browned.
- Add in the nacho seasoning and fry off until aromatic (this really increases the flavour by frying off the spices)
- Add in the water and let cook down for about 5 minutes until thick and water has evaporated off.
- Places the corn chips in the bottom of the foil tray.
- Scatter the cooked mince over the top and then top with grated cheese.
- Place foil tray on the fire grate over hot coals, do not place over a hot flame or it will burn.
- Keep an eye on the nachos, you want them to warm up and melt the cheese but not burn.
- Once the cheese is melted remove from the fire, top with the salsa and sour cream.
- Enjoy! We ate ours directly from the tray, while enjoying a couple of cold beers.  It is always great to have less washing up when camping!!

Ready to eat, YUM!

Posted by Jess


  1. Hi Guys, I learnt about your blog on Lcool. This is a great simple recipe here, I have always been a fan of nachos! I was wondering if it would be OK for me to share this in an upcoming Tentworld newsletter and perhaps on the Facebook page too?

    If you're ever interested in me giving a shout out for any new post you make to do with camping just let me know! I can be reached on 1300 836 896 (Select General Enquiry).


    Jon Burrell

    1. Hi Jon

      We hope you are enjoying the blog. It is a yummy recipe, so hope you try it out. We would be more than happy for you to share the recipe. We will definitely be focusing our blog posts on our travels in the next 12 months, but also plan to do lots more recipes and also some product reviews along the way as well. We would love to know the response you get to our recipe in the newsletter and facebook page, so feel free to drop us an email at at any time.

      Mat & Jess