Easy Camping Meals: Tacos 3 Ways

Busy planning your next camping trip? Need new, simple camping meal ideas? We’ve got you covered. Bring the party to your next campsite with these delicious tacos. These meals are probably easiest for those car camping or in an RV, but if you’re dying to have them at a backcountry site, you will likely figure out a way to get them there.

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, tacos are amazing all day long.

1. Tasty Walking Tacos

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These are probably the easiest tacos you will ever encounter. You can pick and choose your ingredients, and because the tacos are made in a bag, there’s very little cleanup involved. Plus, kids love them.

What you need:

  • Small bags of your favorite chips, Doritos and Fritos work well (one per camper, but you can have more if you’d like)
  • Ground beef (or chicken)
  • Taco seasoning
  • Shredded cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced onions

This meal becomes even easier if you do some prep work at home. Before you leave, cook the hamburger (or chicken) with taco seasoning, dice the veggies, and store in Ziploc bags. Once at the campsite, reheat the meat and set everything out so family and friends can pick and choose what they want in their walking taco.

Directions:

Open your bag of chips, gently crush, add in your ingredients, fold over the top of the bag, shake to mix ingredients, and eat! Feel free to bring along extra toppings like black beans, sour cream, avocado, or olives.

2. Super Simple Fish Tacos

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Bring along your fishing poles and get ready to catch your own meal! The best part of these fish tacos is that you can catch your own ingredients and single-handedly feed your tribe. No worries if you’re not an angler, you can just as easily buy fish at the store before you leave for your camping trip.

What you need:

  • 1 pound of fish
  • 1 bag of corn tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Lime/lemon juice
  • Fish taco seasoning (or make your own)

Directions:

Drizzle olive oil over fish and lightly coat with seasoning of your choice. Cook over fire on a grate or in skillet for a few minutes each side (until fish is white and flaky). Heat tortillas. When fish is cooked, place it on the warm tortillas and top with cabbage, avocado, tomatoes, and a squeeze of lime or lemon.

3. Filling Breakfast Tacos

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These are great if you’re planning on spending the day hiking, biking, or just burning tons of calories. Hearty breakfast tacos can be extremely filling and give you the fuel you need to get out and explore. These are not low in fat or calories, but they are delicious.

What you need:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Bacon
  • Diced onion
  • Shredded cheese
  • Eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Directions:

Cook bacon in a skillet over campfire. Add in onions and cook in the bacon grease until they are caramelized, remove onions from pan. Add your eggs (yes, in the bacon grease) and stir often to scramble and prevent burning. Warm up tortillas. Create your taco. Consider starting with a layer of eggs topped with bacon, onion, shredded cheese, and a little bit of hot sauce for some zip.


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