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Skillet Campfire Nachos

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Skillet campfire nachos is the ultimate skillet nacho recipe. Crunchy tortilla chips, seasoned beef, loads of cheese, and toppings to complete the dish! 

I am a sucker for my cast iron. Something about it just transforms every dish from yum to wow. These skillet nachos are exactly that. 

Skillet Campfire Nachos

Skillet Campfire Nachos

Serve these up as an appetizer or even a main dish. An easy ground beef nacho recipe that will win you over with one single bite. 

When To Serve Up These Easy Nachos

Whip up a batch over your campfire, on the stove for Sunday night football, or even a weeknight dinner. 

This recipe is crazy simple but yet so crave-worthy you will be making these up all the time. I am even guilty of that late midnight snacking on these! 

Skillet Campfire Nachos

Can I Make These Meatless

You bet! Don’t want to mess with meat, just reach for extra cheese and toppings! It is totally fine to leave the meat out of the nachos! 

Skillet Campfire Nachos

Topping Ideas 

  • Cheese
  • Sour cream 
  • Black beans 
  • Jalapenos 
  • Green onions
  • Avocado or guacamole 
  • Salsa or Pico de Gallo 
  • Black olives 
  • Etc 

You can seriously get so creative and pile on the toppings. It might make them messier but boy are these nachos worth it. 

Skillet Campfire Nachos

Can I Use Ground Turkey

Yes you can swap out the ground beef in this recipe. If you want a leaner nacho reach for ground turkey or even ground chicken. 

It will lighten up the flavor of your nachos a bit but still be totally satisfying. You could even toss in pre-cooked shredded chicken, pork or beef. 

If you use precooked meat just make sure it isn’t already pre-seasoned with something strong or it will alter the flavor of these nachos. 

Looking for a Keto or healthier option?

Skillet Campfire Nachos

Best Chips to Use For Nachos

I personally prefer tortillas for nachos. You can use your favorite brand of chips or go the extra step and make homemade chips. 

You just want a chip that will hold together. Some tortilla chips can be a bit tender and those type tend to break up or mush up faster. 

Skillet Campfire Nachos

Can I Make These In Advance

You can make parts of this recipe in advance. Feel free to pre-cook meat, prep veggies for toppings, etc. 

But as for assembling nachos and waiting to cook them that answer is no. The chips would become soggy and you wouldn’t end up with crisp and crunchy nachos as you want. 

Skillet Campfire Nachos

How to Store

Campfire nachos are best served fresh and hot. But if you have leftovers simply place in an airtight container once cooled down a bit. 

Then eat leftovers cold or reheat depending on toppings you have. 

The nachos will be soggier, so don’t expect a ton from these leftover nachos. They are still good but not near as tasty as night one. The nachos will store for up to 1-2 days once cooked. 

So don’t wait and try this satisfying nacho recipe today. 

Skillet Campfire Nachos
Skillet Campfire Nachos

Skillet Campfire Nachos

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Skillet campfire nachos is the ultimate skillet nacho recipe. Crunchy tortilla chips, seasoned beef, loads of cheese, and toppings to complete the dish!


  • 1 Pound ground beef 
  • 4 oz green chilies 
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Salsa
  • 15 oz Can Black Beans 
  • 16 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
  • Large Bag Tortilla Chips 


  1. Preheat Campfire or Grill
  2. Cook ground beef until brown and crumbled
  3. Add Taco Seasoning, black beans, and green chilies
  4. In a large Cast Iron Skillet place a layer of Tortilla Chips
  5. Next, add a layer of meat mixture
  6. Add a layer of Cheese
  7. Top with more tortillas and repeat layers until pan is full.
  8. Top with Cheese. Cover pan with foil.
  9. Place on your campfire or grill for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 728mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 26g

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