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Easy Campfire Walking Taco Recipe

How to make a simple and easy walking taco recipe while camping. The best campfire dinner idea with Doritos, ground beef, and all your favorite toppings!
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Course: Camping Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 813kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff


  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease*
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 5 1- ounce bags Nacho Cheese Doritos**
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup lettuce chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced
  • 2 avocados peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded


  • Choose whether you'll cook on a camp stove, grill, or over the campfire. We like to cook over the fire when possible.
  • Your fire should be down to coals at this point, with a little bit of flame here and there. We prefer to use our tripod grill right above the coals. You may need to adjust the height of the grill over the fire, so the pan doesn’t get so hot that it burns the meat.
  • In a large cast iron skillet, sauté the chopped onion in the melted bacon grease or olive oil.
  • Then add the ground beef and mix it up with the onion, stirring the mixture occasionally while cooking.
  • Meanwhile, while waiting on the meat to cook, chop up the lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados.
  • When the meat is cooked through, go ahead and responsibly drain it.
  • Then stir the salsa into the meat.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Open the bags of chips, crushing chips up a little bit if you want.
  • Add in a nice sized helping of the ground beef mixture.
  • Then add in a dollop of sour cream and your favorite toppings.*** We add lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados.
  • Sprinkle in the shredded cheese.
  • Give it all a good stir with a fork, mixing it all up really well.
  • And then it's ready to eat!


*You can use olive oil if you don't have bacon grease.
**You can also use Cool Ranch Doritos, tortilla chips, or Fritos Corn Chips.
***More toppings ideas in the post above.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 813kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 861mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g
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