5 Ingredients: Classic Campfire Nachos in Foil

Campfire nachos is a delightful camping treat that combines smoky flavors with a burst of freshness. The ingredients are simple — five only for this recipe. The focus is to add smokiness through cooking it over a campfire.

These nachos are visually appealing, with vibrant colors and a satisfying crunch in every bite. This recipe is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to elevate their campfire cooking experience with minimal effort and maximum flavor.

Equipment Needed:

  • Campfire grill or grate
  • Heat-resistant gloves or tongs
  • Aluminum foil


  • 1 bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced


  1. Prepare the campfire grill by setting it over the fire and letting it heat up.
  2. Lay out a large sheet of aluminum foil on the grill to create a flat cooking surface.
  3. Spread the tortilla chips in an even layer on the foil.
  4. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the tortilla chips.
  5. Scatter the black beans, diced avocado, and jalapeño slices on top of the cheese.
  6. Carefully cover the nachos with another sheet of aluminum foil to create a makeshift lid.
  7. Allow the nachos to cook over the campfire grill for about 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Remove the top foil carefully using heat-resistant gloves or tongs.
  9. Serve the Glamping Fiesta Nachos directly from the grill using spatulas or tongs.


  • Customize your nachos by adding salsa, sour cream, or guacamole after cooking for extra flavor.
  • Feeling adventurous? Add fresh cilantro after cooking for extra flavor and color.
  • Keep a close eye on the nachos while cooking to prevent burning.
  • Encourage campfire guests to create their own individual nacho plates for a fun and interactive dining experience.

What should I put in my nachos? You can customize your nachos with a variety of toppings such as cooked ground beef, shredded chicken, black beans, tomatoes, jalapeños, black olives, corn, onions, and more. Feel free to get creative and use ingredients you love!

Do you put cheese on nachos first? Yes, it is recommended to sprinkle cheese over the tortilla chips before adding other toppings. This helps the cheese melt and hold the toppings together.

What is the best cheese for melting nachos? Cheeses like cheddar, Monterey Jack, Colby, Pepper Jack, and Mozzarella are great options for melting on nachos. These cheeses have good melting properties and add a delicious gooey texture to your nachos.

How do you melt cheese without burning nachos over a campfire? Ensure that the campfire is not too high or too close to the cooking surface.

Use indirect heat by placing the nachos on a grill grate or aluminum foil slightly above the flames. Rotate the nachos occasionally to ensure even melting and to prevent any one side from burning.

Keep a close eye on the cheese as it melts, and be ready to adjust the distance from the fire as needed to maintain a steady melt without burning the nachos.

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