A few months ago, I stumbled upon this recipe for fried tacos on Pinterest and immediately thought they’d be great for car camping. You can stuff them with any filling you like, but our favorites are beans and pepper jack cheese, sweet potato and black beans, and soyrizo with potatoes. These are easy and fun to throw together. We’ve provided some guidelines, rather than a recipe, so feel free to scale this to create more than 12 tacos. If you are cooking for a crowd, it’s great if you can round up a couple of helpers so ideally one person can warm tortillas, another can assemble tacos, and another can fry. Let us know what taco filling combinations you try!
Skillet Fried Tacos
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Activity GuideCar Camping
- 12 corn tortillas
- 1/4 cup oil
- About 4 cups filling of your choice (some of our favorites are beans + cheese, sweet potato + beans, soyrizo + potato)
- Course salt
- Hot sauce (optional)
- Campfire or grill
- Cast iron skillet
- Cutting board
- Warm the tortillas until they’re pliable in a small skillet or over the campfire. Keep them warm by wrapping them in a tea towel or some foil.
- Assemble the tacos by placing some filling inside each tortilla and folding the tortillas over to form a taco.
- Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a cast iron skillet. Working in batches, place a few tacos in the skillet and fry on each side until the fillings are heated through and the tortillas are crunchy.
- When they’re cooked through, place them on a paper towel lined plate, sprinkle with salt and hot sauce. Serve immediately.