Taco Skillet Camping Recipe

skillet taco recipe

Taco Tuesday is probably our favorite night of the week!  So when we go camping, this skillet taco camping recipe is always on the menu!

This recipe is one of my most requested when camping with the kids.  With just a bit of preparation you can make this yummy taco recipe for your next trip.

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taco skillet camping recipe

This skillet taco recipe is absolutely delicious and super easy to make!  I love creating one pot style meals while camping because it makes cooking and clean up easy.

skillet taco recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef, prepared
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Head of lettuce
  • 1 cup Tex Mex shredded cheese
  • Nacho chips
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Cilantro, for garnish

1. Prepare the ingredients.  Tip: cook and season the ground beef at home.  Store in a large freezer bag for camping.  This makes prep and clean up while camping easy!

skillet taco recipe

2. Place ground beef, salsa and cheese in the skillet.

skillet taco recipe

3. Cook over the fire until cheese is melted and the dish is heated completely.  Tip: be sure to use oven mitts when handling the hot cast iron.

skillet taco recipe

4. Top with fresh cilantro.

skillet taco recipe

5. Serve with lettuce, nachos and top with sour cream.

skillet taco recipe

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.

skillet taco recipe

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Our camp cooking essentials:

  • A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy.  Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration!  Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
  • Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide. 
  • These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing!  Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors.  
  • We love these BBQ Cooking Gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!

skillet taco recipe

Tips for camping meal preparation:

  • 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 camp cookers. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
  • Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size freezer 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 Nacho Dip recipes are some of our favorites.
  • Use my blank printable meal plan or camping meal plans to help organize your next trip.

skillet taco recipe

Gosh!  I can’t wait to make this taco skillet on our next trip!

skillet taco recipe

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skillet taco recipe

Taco Skillet Camping Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Taco Tuesday is probably our favorite night of the week!  So when we go camping, this skillet taco camping recipe is always on the menu!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef, prepared
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Head of lettuce
  • 1 cup Tex Mex shredded cheese
  • Nacho chips
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

1. Prepare the ingredients.  Tip: cook and season the ground beef at home.  Store in a large freezer bag for camping.  This makes prep and clean up while camping easy!
2. Place ground beef, salsa and cheese in the skillet.
3. Cook over the fire until cheese is melted and the dish is heated completely.  Tip: be sure to use oven mitts when handling the hot cast iron.
4. Top with fresh cilantro.
5. Serve with lettuce, nachos and top with sour cream.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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