Easy Skillet Nachos (Perfect for Grilling and Camping)

Skillet Nachos

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Nachos:

  • 12 oz bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 pound ground beef, taco-seasoned & cooked
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 15.5 oz. can pinto beans, drained
  • 15 oz. can Southwest flavored corn and peppers, drained
  • small can sliced olives
  • small can sliced jalapenos

Optional Toppings:

  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Directions

1

To the cast iron skillet, add a layer of chips, followed by half the ground beef, cheese, beans, corn, jalapenos, and olives. Repeat with a second layer of all those ingredients.

2

Cover skillet with foil, and place inside grill heated to a medium temperature or on top of campfire. Let cook for about 10-15 minutes, until cheese is fully melted. Remove foil, and enjoy warm.

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Enjoy some fun outdoor cooking with these Easy Campfire Skillet Nachos!

Who doesn’t love crispy nachos with layers of melted cheese and toppings?! These easy Campfire Skillet Nachos can be made over a campfire or on a BBQ grill. They are such a delicious appetizer, or even an easy meal to eat while camping, tailgating, or hanging out in your own backyard.

ingredients on counter for grilled nachos

Keep these tips in mind when making campfire skillet nachos:

  • Prep ahead by cooking the ground beef with a taco seasoning packet, or use this easy recipe for homemade taco seasoning.
  • Customize this recipe to your liking. Any of the ingredients can be altered or omitted, and of course, this can be made without meat if desired.
  • Split the ingredients into two layers so that you’ll have toppings on all the chips.
  • Place this skillet over the campfire or hot coals for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted, or use your BBQ grill on medium heat.

taco meat on top of skillet nachos


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Skillet Nachos

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Melted cheese nachos with layers of taco-seasoned ground beef, beans, and other yummy toppings, cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Ingredients

For the Nachos:

  • 12 oz bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 pound ground beef, taco-seasoned & cooked
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 15.5 oz. can pinto beans, drained
  • 15 oz. can Southwest flavored corn and peppers, drained
  • small can sliced olives
  • small can sliced jalapenos

Optional Toppings:

  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Directions

1

To the cast iron skillet, add a layer of chips, followed by half the ground beef, cheese, beans, corn, jalapenos, and olives. Repeat with a second layer of all those ingredients.

2

Cover skillet with foil, and place inside grill heated to a medium temperature or on top of campfire. Let cook for about 10-15 minutes, until cheese is fully melted. Remove foil, and enjoy warm.

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picking up a cheesy nacho from a skillet

Nacho average camping meal!

Cooking outside is so much fun! I love unique camping recipes, and this one is such a winner. It’s versatile, it’s easily customized, the result is an irresistible skillet of zesty nachos that’s sure to be a hit with the entire family!

foil packet nachos

You can also easily prepare and serve these nachos individually by placing them inside a foil packet. We’ve done this before, and each person enjoyed creating their own combination of toppings to be melted over a campfire or on the grill. It was both a delicious meal and a fun memory of cooking outside with the whole family.

top view of skillet nachos on the bbq grill

If you’ll be making meals outdoors anytime soon, you should definitely try these Campfire Skillet Nachos. Our family loves them, and I think yours will too!


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Comments 15

  1. Tammy S.

    Thank you! We just bought a travel trailer and are taking it out for the first time this weekend and this is perfect to make at the camp fire! I’ve been looking for meal ideas!

  2. Dealzgurl

    Oh my! This looks soooo good….I would use the oven though. Cannot wait to try this!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good idea 👍 thanks for stopping by!

  3. Juma

    I do this a couple times a month in the oven it’s easy and quick dinner. I use ground turkey or left over chicken. I have even used left over turkey thighs/legs. I would love a plate for lunch now lol

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh perfect! And me too- thanks Juma!

  4. Jennifer

    Oh, this is a great idea! Perfect campfire food since u are just melting cheese and melding flavors, yum!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Exactly – yum! Thanks Jennifer ❤️

  5. Suzanne

    That looks so good!! We camp a lot and cookout often. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Enjoy Suzanne!

  6. mel

    My BIL makes something similar. He uses Black Beans and instead of corn he uses a can of drained Rotel. Then hits it with a few squeezes of fresh lime juice once it’s heated through. Yummm. We’re not going camping til next month, but this has my mouth watering that I might make it Friday for dinner! Serve it with some diced avocado and sour cream.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes! I really love those ideas- thanks Mel!

  7. QGirlfriend

    YES Please! What a great idea 😋

  8. Anne

    Lina thanks for another yummy and easy recipe. Made your Queso dip last weekend and it was a hit. Keep the ideas coming!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! That’s awesome 👏 thanks Anne!

  9. KimNell

    Do the nachos get soggy?

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