Camping is a wonderful way to disconnect from the daily grind and connect with nature. There are a variety of activities to enjoy while camping, from hiking to fishing to stargazing and telling stories around a campfire.
And while cooking a full meal can also be a fun camping pastime, sometimes a quick and simple meal is perfect for lunch or dinner on a day filled with other activities. Campground nachos are an excellent option for an easy meal, as they can quickly be prepared on one of our Otzi flat pack camp grills. This tasty and satisfying recipe is certain to be a hit with your family or camping group with a little bit of planning and some basic ingredients. So make sure to include these campground nachos on your list of must-try camping recipes, whether you’re preparing for a weekend camping trip or a longer outdoor adventure!
This recipe is made in a cast iron skillet to achieve the perfect balance of crispy and gooey, all while imparting a delicious smoky flavor from the fire. Cooking with a cast iron skillet is a time-honored tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Cast iron is a durable and versatile material that has been used in cooking for centuries, with some of the earliest examples dating back to ancient China.
In the United States, cast iron cookware became popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. Cast iron skillets were especially prized for their ability to retain heat and distribute it evenly, making them ideal for cooking over an open flame or wood-burning stove, such as our Otzi flat pack grills.
Cast iron skillets were especially popular in the American West during the 1800s, where they were used by pioneers and cowboys to cook hearty meals over campfires. These skillets were often passed down from generation to generation and became cherished family heirlooms.
In the mid-20th century, cast iron cookware fell out of fashion as nonstick cookware became more popular. However, in recent years cast iron skillets have experienced a resurgence in popularity, as more people have rediscovered their many benefits. Today cast iron skillets are prized for their durability, versatility, and ability to add a delicious smoky flavor to food. And when it comes to camping and outdoor cooking, cast iron skillets are a go-to choice for our family and many other campers and outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate their ruggedness and ability to handle high heat.
Campground Nachos Recipe
Gather around your camp grill and dig into these irresistible loaded nachos!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Grill type: Otzi Ember portable dual person grill in carbon steel
8” diameter cast iron skillet
1 cup shredded cheese blend (we recommend Sargento - Off the Block Cheddar Jack)
1 can El Pato hot tomato sauce
1 can black beans, drained
3 green onions, sliced
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp salt
- Drain black beans and place in a bowl. Add cumin, crushed red pepper, salt, and El Pato hot tomato sauce.
- Lay down a layer of chips in cast iron skillet, then add half of the black bean mixture on top and sprinkle with half of the cheese and green onions.
- Add another layer of chips and the remaining black bean mixture, cheese, and green onions.
- Add jalapenos on top and place skillet on grill.
- Cook until cheese is melted.
- Remove from grill and add avocado, cilantro, and squeezed lime to taste.
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