Fireside Fiesta: 5 Camp-friendly Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

This Cinco de Mayo celebrate Mexican heritage (and delicious food) by gathering around the campfire or grill and feasting on these delicious culturally inspired recipes. For those unfamiliar with the holiday, Cinco de Mayo or The Fifth of May” is a Mexican celebration of national heritage that is often honored with lots and lots of music, dancing, and of course, food and drink. Start a fiesta of your very own without leaving the campgrounds by treating yourself and your camp buddies to this mouth-watering Mexican recipes.

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Image: www.lifeisfare.wordpress.com/

Let’s kick off this virtual fiesta with a recipe for all the fishing fanatics out there from Life is Fare. These Local Fish Tacos are a great way to use your fresh catch and celebrate this colorful holiday all in one flip of the spatula. Loaded with fresh veggies, savory herbs, and pico de de gallo, these fish tacos are sure to add some spice to any campground.

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Image: www.dirtygourmet.com

We cannot wait to sink our teeth into this next recipe from camp cooking authorities Dirty Gourmet. Crunchy, cheesy, and spicy, these Skillet Fried Tacos have are a triple threat to rumbling tummies everywhere. Image returning from a day-long hike to nosh on these crispy pockets of deliciousness—sounds like heaven if you ask us!

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Image: www.wpsu.org

This next recipe is a surefire crowd-pleaser, and is just as satisfying on the back deck as it is in the backcountry. Mexican Grilled Corn or elote is a summer staple that has found its way to menus all across the U.S. Smothered in creamy mayo and dusted with spices, cilantro and cotija cheese, this roasted snack is perfect for picnics, BBQs, or impromptu fiestas that may need an extra bit oomph.

Image: www.Sunset.com

Image: www.Sunset.com

This campfire recipe is the full enchilada—no really, it does! Sunset’s Chicken Enchilada Nacho Bowl is a hungry hiker’s dream: gooey cheese, crunchy chips, fresh veggies, and protein-packed chicken. Don’t worry, this zesty nacho bowl only looks complicated, and you and your compadres will have it whipped up and ready to eat before you can say “tengo hambre!”

Image: www.copykat.com

Image: www.copykat.com

While queso is just Spanish for “cheese” in the world of dips it means so much more. This spicy, melty Skillet Queso from Copy Kat, is a simple yet supremely satisfying way to get your Mex fix while huddled around the campfire. We recommend packing extra tortilla chips, or you’ll be licking cheesy goodness off your bare fingers—it’s that good!

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