Mexcan Camping Food

CAMPFIRE MEXICAN FOOD DONE EASY

Mexican food is so full of flavour and there is so much variety that it shouldn’t be reserved only for eating in restaurants or at home. Instead, you should definitely incorporate it in your list of meals for camping, for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. In this article, I have 3 ideas for meals that you can cook in a cast iron skillet while camping.

NACHOS

The ingredients that you will need are corn chips, cheese dip, black olives, corn, shredded cheese, salsa, avocado, onion, tomato and lime. First, chop up the onion and tomato and mix with the smashed avocado to make guacamole. Add some lime juice at the end.

As for the nachos, put a layer of the corn chips in your skillet and top with the cheese dip. Next, add the olives (sliced) and the corn saving your shredded cheese to throw on top. Cook over the fire until the cheese has melted. Now you can add it all together – put salsa and guacamole over the nacho mix and let everyone dig in.

By the way, if you are a meat lover then maybe you’d like your nachos with chilli con carne, or perhaps other favourite additions. This would also taste great and make for a heartier meal; you should add these things at the same time as the olives and corn.

CHILLI PASTA BAKE

For this meal, you’ll have to buy macaroni pasta, a can of chilli con carne, corn chips and shredded cheese.

Pour the pasta into the skillet, add enough water to cover it and bring to the boil over the fire. Once you have evaporated most of the water, add the chilli and simmer for a few minutes. Then you should take it from the fire and add the corn chips and cheese. Easy done!

BREAKFAST TACOS

The things you’ll need to have on hand for this recipe are bacon, eggs, onion, corn tortillas, taco sauce and shredded cheese. Cook the bacon and prepare scrambled eggs on the skillet and remove. Next, caramelise the onion with either the leftover bacon fat or use oil and sugar.

Now you can put everything together. Put the tortillas in the skillet and add the egg, bacon, onion, sauce and cheese. Wrap it up and after a short time flip it over until the cheese is melted.

So there you go, now you know how to impress your friends with some different meals to share around the campfire. Best of all these meals are flexible, meaning that you can take out and put in different ingredients to suit different dietary requirements.

For example, as we said above you could add meat to the nachos, or you could take out the meat and add veggies to the burrito. Sour cream would be a good addition to all three, or maybe hot chilli sauce. Finally, something I like to do to please everyone is to try to have as many ingredients as possible on hand and have each person prepare their own Mexican mix!

 


Is there any other Mexican meal that you think would adapt well to cooking over the campfire? Share your thoughts through the comments below.

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Katie Reaburn
katiercontributor@dinga.com.au

Katie is keen on cooking and adapting meals to make them easy for the campsite. She loves hosting parties with different themes, food and drinks. She enjoys writing and sharing a variety of her experiences from different cultures. She also is an animal lover having lived with a large amount of different pets.