No matter where you are in the world, it is our belief that you should never be deprived of a taco. While most may not associate the treat with camping, there are a few ways you can get that great taco taste, while gathered around your campsite campfire.
Tacos in a Bag – this is a very flexible way to enjoy a taco anywhere, with one bag typically being enough to fill up a grown man. The ingredients you will need to put together are:
- Individual serving bags of favorite chips, although Fritos are our personal choice here
- Ground beef
- A package of taco seasoning
- Sour cream
- Lettuce, tomato, onion, grated cheese, or any other taco topping you have to have
Before heading out to pitch your Coleman, cook the ground beef with the taco seasoning. Let it cool off and then pack it into one of your travel containers. Prep your veggies as well, packing these up the same way.
Once out at the campsite you can use your cooking stove to re-heat the meat. Then slit an opening along the front of each chip bag to make it look like a bow. Pile on the meat, cheese, sour cream and veggies, and wallah! You have tacos in a bag.
More Traditional Tacos For Camping
If it just isn’t a taco unless there’s a shell holding it together, you can also try this easy recipe right at the site. To make it easy, pre-cook the following at home and store them in airtight containers:
- Refried beans – or you can just buy them in a bag in the Latin food section of your supermarket
- Cooked chicken or chopped meat with taco seasoning
- Your favorite salsa recipe or just bring a jar
The only other things you will need are your soft tortillas for taco shells, diced veggies, sour cream and some grated cheese. If possible, bring along some avocado and make a quick guacamole to top them off. Don’t pre-make this though or else it will turn brown.
You can reheat the beans and meat right on your camp stove and then start packing everything onto your shells. There is more clean-up here than with the tacos in a bag, but the taste will be well worth it.
Just because you are spending nights inside of a family tent, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the taste of your favorite tacos. With the right planning, you can have your taco fix no matter where you choose to pitch your tent.