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Walking Taco Nachos

Walking tacos are a popular camping food, but now we present Walking Taco Nachos. This spin on the original can be made over the campfire or on a grill.

Grilled Walking Taco Nachos

Let’s face it, tacos are one of the most popular foods out there. Taco recipes are pretty limited when it comes to camping.

Many people are familiar with walking tacos in a bag. That is when you open a single-serving bag of corn chips and load it with taco meat, beans, cheese, and your other favorite toppings.

Walking Tacos always leave me wishing the cheese could be melted, and I want more than that small bag of chips.

Walking Taco Nachos Recipe

Since our most popular recipes are Grilled Nachos and S’more Nachos, I turned walking tacos into walking taco nachos. A foil pan is used to make Chili Cheese Fries and Campfire Pizza Bread.

This easy recipe goes together quickly and does not require cooking taco meat. We use canned chili.

Cheese fans will also like Bacon-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks, Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Dogs, Pizza Sandwiches, Cheese Curd Skillet, and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

Taco Nachos Close-Up

Our preferred way to make these camping taco nachos is in a foil pan that gets covered with foil. We like to make them in individual 8 by 8 inch foil pans so that each person can add their favorite toppings. Save and get them at Dollar Tree.

This meal is fun to eat without utensils. It can get messy, but that adds to the appeal.

Personalized Walking Nachos

This walking tacos camping recipe is very versatile. Our vegetarian daughter made hers without meat, but she opted for no extra toppings.

Our son loaded his with sour cream, chopped onion, shredded lettuce, and chopped tomato. Other toppings could include jalapeños, salsa, guacamole, or queso.

2 pans of grilled fritos nachos

As with our other nachos recipes, it’s important to make sure the temperature of the campfire or grill is not too high, or your nachos will burn on the bottom. When we cook nachos over the fire, we avoid active flames. Coals are best!

Do you have a camping taco recipe that you like as much as this taco nachos recipe?

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Walking Taco Nachos Made on the Campfire or Grill - These taco nachos are made over the campfire or on the grill. They are a fun spin on classic Walking Tacos, but are even easier to make!

Yield: 1 serving

Walking Taco Nachos

Walking Taco Nachos

Create a melted nacho form of Walking Tacos over the campfire or on the grill.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 7 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Corn chips
  • Canned chili
  • Shredded cheese

Optional toppings

  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Jalapeños
  • Salsa
  • Black beans


    1. Prepare the campfire or grill. Hot coals with no active flame are best.
    2. Layer a foil pan with corn chips then chili then cheese.
    3. Add a second layer of chips, chili, and cheese.
    4. Cover the pan with foil, crimping around the edges.
    5. Place the pan over hot coals and bake for 8-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Be careful not to burn it!
    6. Remove the pan from the heat and uncover.
    7. Pile with your favorite toppings.
    8. Eat and enjoy!


You can make this at home in a 350° oven.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 16gCarbohydrates: 56g

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Sp1ke North

Tuesday 16th of May 2023

Have you ever heard of a Bain- Marie/ water bath. Like a double boiler to not scorch melted chocolate. Smaller tin pans nestled in a larger pan. Provide space between the two with water and foil balls and you can make a nice foil oven, in a pinch.

This can also change a direct heat source (Open Flame) into an indirect heat source.

Diana Hansen

Tuesday 23rd of May 2023

Very interesting!

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