Gear up for the season and learn to make this super fun and delicious campfire recipe! “The Walking Taco” is a kid-friendly favorite because it’s eaten right out of a chip bag! Just open, assemble, and eat. Bring this recipe to your campfire when you go camping this season. The key to this one is prepping everything at home first, so you can just assemble fireside, later.
2.5-3.5 oz bags of corn chips (try bringing some extra for second servings!)
1 lb ground beef
Salsa of your choice
Other taco toppings great for this recipe: sour cream, cilantro, avocado
Forks, spoons, or sporks
If you prefer to make your own taco seasoning, mix these spices together:
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
¼ tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sea salt
¼-½ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
- Dice onions and tomatoes; shred lettuce and cheese. Store these ingredients in lightweight Tupperware for when you’re ready to eat!
- Prep the ground beef by adding it to a skillet over a medium-high heat. If your beef is lean or you are not able to use a non-stick skillet, add 1 – 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan before adding the beef. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula and move it around the pan to get all the pieces browned. This should take about 7 to 10 minutes for every one pound of meat.
- Add taco seasoning to ground beef and stir. Once the meat is browned and taco seasoning is added, turn off the heat. Drain the meat. Store in Tupperware to bring to your campsite and heat it up when ready to eat. Or, if cooking at your campsite, let the beef cool slightly and get ready to assemble.
- Open up a bag of corn chips. Add ground beef straight into the bag with the rest of desired taco toppings. Mix and enjoy!
What are your favorite campfire recipes? Tell us in the comments! Remember to book your stay at Thousand Trails campgrounds by visiting thousandtrails.com.