Get the camp torch, we’re making one of the best camping breakfast ideas that is fun and delicious! This Cast Iron Skillet Breakfast Nachos Camping Recipe is fun to make and scrumptious to eat!
We have to flip a coin to avoid arguing about who gets to melt the cheese with the camping torch.
In the end, we all eat happily ever after … crunching our way through this fun camping breakfast!
Steps To Make Breakfast Nachos At Camp
Step 1. Prep your veggies. The good news is your family will be eating veggies for breakfast! You’ll be chopping and slicing a bit of onion, garlic, tomato, cilantro and avocado.
Step 2. Melt the butter and cook the onion and garlic. You are basically making jazzed-up scrambled eggs next. You will start this process by melting the butter then adding the onion and garlic, cooking till softened.
Step 3. Beat eggs and add to onion mixture. Now you will beat the eggs and then stir them into the skillet with the onion mixture. A nice gentle constant stirring will make beautiful scrambled eggs.
Step 4. Fold in the beans. Who knew cast iron skillet nachos could be packed with so much protein?!? You are now going to add the beans to the scrambled eggs by folding them in gently.
Step 5. Build the nachos and melt the cheese. In a separate large cast iron skillet you are going to layer the chips, scrambled egg mixture and cheese … melting the cheese with a camp torch (this is the fun part!)
Camp Cooking Tip: If you have a recipe that requires using an oven broiler to melt cheese or toast a breadcrumb topping, just use a camping torch when you are out in the wild.
It’s a fast and fun method for your camp cooking. We also use ours to start our campfires quickly. This torch uses a typical screw-on portable camping stove propane cylinder and has a self-lighting igniter. You will love it!
Step 6. Top and serve. Once the two layers of nachos have gooey melted cheese, you will top them with tomatoes, cilantro, avocado and sour cream just before serving.
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Cast Iron Skillet Breakfast Nachos Camping Recipe
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 6 eggs beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (15 oz) can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 (10 oz) bag corn tortilla chips
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 12 cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- In medium sized skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Add the onion and garlic, stirring occasionally and cooking till softened.
- In a medium sized bowl, beat eggs with salt and pepper.
- Add egg mixture to skillet with veggies. Gently stirring to cook eggs.
- When eggs are almost cooked through, add beans by folding into eggs and continue cooking until eggs are fully cooked.
- In separate large cast iron skillet, layer half of the tortilla chips, egg mixture and cheese, then melt cheese with a camping torch.
- Now layer the remaining half of the same ingredients and melt the cheese again. You end up with two layers of chips, eggs, beans and melted cheese.
- Top the breakfast nachos with tomatoes, cilantro, avocado and sour cream.
Camp Cast Iron Skillet Breakfast Nachos Recipe Cooking Tips
One drawback with equipment that uses fuel from small propane cylinders as a fuel source is the potential to run out of fuel before your camping trip is over.
That problem is eliminated by using a propane tank refill adapter which easily transfers propane from your large RV propane tank to your small propane cylinders used with your camping stove and torch.
We also love the eco-friendliness of reusing and refilling the small cylinder rather than disposing of empty cylinders after a single use.
Never done it before?
Check out our blog post on How To Refill 1 lb Propane Cylinders, Tanks And “Disposable” Small Camping Propane Bottles.
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