These Campfire Nachos Are the Ultimate Camping Snack

Overhead shot of a skillet of nachos on a red and white striped table cloth
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
2-3 servings

This crowd-pleasing appetizer shouldn’t be reserved exclusively for game day, it also makes a fabulous summertime camping recipe, whether you’re in the backyard or deep in the woods. This is a one-pot wonder recipe where all ingredients are cooked together in a single dish, which then doubles as the serving platter, making for ultra-easy cleanup. If your campfire is in the backyard, we recommend using a cast iron skillet, but if you’re really roughing it, a disposable aluminum pan will do the trick..



Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
cup tomatoes, diced
bag tortilla chips
(14 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
cup shredded cheddar cheese
green onions, sliced
avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
lime, for serving


Step 1

Make your fire or heat your grill or burner to medium-high, and place on your cast iron or aluminum pan. Add a splash of olive oil when the pan is hot.

Step 2

Evenly distribute ½ cup of the diced tomatoes into the pan, followed by ½ of the tortilla chips, ½ cup of the black beans, ½ cup of the grated cheese, ¼ cup of the diced tomatoes and ¼ of the sliced green onions on top.

Step 3

Repeat all layers again until remaining ingredients have been used, except for the avocado, cilantro and lime.

Step 4

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and let cook for 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

Step 5

Remove from heat, uncover, top with diced avocado, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

Step 6

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