We absolutely love making tinfoil packet nacho dip when we’re camping. Today’s camping recipe is sure to become one of your new favorites. It is a huge hit when I bust it out for friends and family. This nacho dip serves a lot of people so its perfect for large families or gatherings with friends. Be prepared for it to disappear fast, it is just that good!
Don’t you just want to dive right into this delicious looking dip?!? It takes a bit a prep work before hand but is so worth it!! I fry the ground beef at home with taco seasoning before camping. Once the beef has cooled I then store it in a large ziploc bag for easy storage and packing. If I plan on using it later during our camping trip then I put it in the freezer for use later.
Camp cooking essentials:
- Menu planning for camping is something that I always do to stay organized. Grab this free Meal Planner Printable to get started on your next trip.
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration!
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors. Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt (yikes!).
For this simple camping recipe you will need…
- 1 lb cooked ground beef
- 1/2 cup refried beans
- 1 cup tex mex shredded cheddar cheese
- 250ml container of guacamole
- 1 cup salsa (we use homemade salsa)
- Green onions or chives, diced
- Sour cream, for topping
- 1 bag tortilla chips
How to make tinfoil packet nacho dip:
- Double layer two large pieces of tinfoil appox. 12″x14″.
- Layer beans, beef, cheese, guacamole and salsa.
3. Wrap in tinfoil, rolling ends tightly together creating a packet.
4. Place in the fire near the hot coals but not directly in the fire.
5. Allow to heat through and cook in the fire for about 15 minutes.
6. Top with sour cream and chives.
7. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.It’s important to double layer the tinfoil so that non of the ingredients sneak out of the packet and to better prevent the dip from burning if the fire is too hot.
This can totally be done using a BBQ as well! Just put the packet in a BBQ at about 300F for 20-30 minutes or until the dip is warmed through.
Warm, oooey, gooey goodness!!
Tips for camping meal preparation:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.