We love to make these tacos in our pie irons over the open fire when we are camping. I think they are better than real tacos!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 tacos
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring to crumble, until browned. Pour off excess fat, and mix in the taco seasoning according to package directions.

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  • Spray the inside of a pie iron with cooking spray, and place a corn tortilla on one side. Place a scoop of ground beef on top of the tortilla, sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese, and chopped onion. Finally, place another tortilla on top, and close the pie iron.

  • Cook the taco over the moderate coals of a campfire until the tortillas have crisped and browned, and the taco is hot in the center. Serve with lettuce, tomato, salsa, and sour cream. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

430 calories; protein 22.4g; carbohydrates 31.8g; fat 24g; cholesterol 79.4mg; sodium 759.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I can't wait to have these tomorrow when we go camping! I tried them with the pie iron but over an open flame on the stove...just to make sure it would work before I lug it all to the campground. They are delicious! I subbed flour for corn tortillas and omitted the onion. I've found a new favorite camping food!:) Update I made these camping yesterday and they we SO good! My husband couldn't believe how good they turned out...I think he was a little leery of "campfire tacos." I had precooked the beef at home so all I had to do was assemble and cook once we started our campfire. I'm sure they'll be requested whenever we camp from now on!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2010
This was a bit of a disappointment for us. The taste isn t anything special and the taco shell texture makes the taste resemble a chimichanga. It was a change from the mountain pies but we could have just as easily just ate the tacos as is. Read More
(7)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I can't wait to have these tomorrow when we go camping! I tried them with the pie iron but over an open flame on the stove...just to make sure it would work before I lug it all to the campground. They are delicious! I subbed flour for corn tortillas and omitted the onion. I've found a new favorite camping food!:) Update I made these camping yesterday and they we SO good! My husband couldn't believe how good they turned out...I think he was a little leery of "campfire tacos." I had precooked the beef at home so all I had to do was assemble and cook once we started our campfire. I'm sure they'll be requested whenever we camp from now on!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2008
These were awesome. We always have a pie iron meal when camping and have tried many different sandwiches and treats but I have to say after having these we have a new favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2008
I'm not a big fan of "traditional" mountain pies so I was thrilled to find this recipe. I browned and seasoned the beef before we headed camping so all we had to do was make the mountain pies. We kept it really simple and cooked w/the meat & cheese and then served w/FF sour cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2007
nice change from the same old camp pies i've had. i added refried black beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This was yummy. We simplified it and only did the taco meat and cheese inside. Will definetely make again and bring extra to eat more and share. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
good and easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
I tried these using plain bread instead of tortillas and they were really good. I didn't have any salsa so I just used ketchup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2010
We made these on a camping trip and served them with sour cream and salsa. While it's a good recipe and a nice break from typical camping food next time I'd probably add peppers or use a spicier taco seasoning to give it a little more heat. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2010
This was a bit of a disappointment for us. The taste isn t anything special and the taco shell texture makes the taste resemble a chimichanga. It was a change from the mountain pies but we could have just as easily just ate the tacos as is. Read More
(7)
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