This past year I have been on the hunt for more gluten-free recipes to add to our camping meal repertoire. Fortunately there are a lot of great recipe ideas out there, but not all of them are a great fit for camping. I like my camping meals to be kid-friendly, simple (this is supposed to be a vacation after all), and ones that use easily obtainable ingredients (because you never know what the nearest town’s grocery store will have in stock). This tex-mex pizza met all of those requirements and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next campout.
- Udi’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts (1 shell per adult, less for young children)
- Refried beans
- Taco meat (either ground meat with taco seasoning or shredded chicken)
- Mexican cheese blend
- Any of your favorite taco fixings: corn, tomatoes, black beans, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, etc.
Tip: I prepare the taco meat before we leave on our camping trip, freezing it to keep it fresh until needed. Makes for one less pan I have to wash while we are camping. 🙂
Spread a layer of refried beans across the pizza crust. Top with the taco meat, cheese, and any additional taco fixings, except for things like lettuce and sour cream that will wilt while cooking.
Put the pizza into a greased cast iron skillet or dutch oven. Over a campfire grate, cook the pizza for approximately 10 minutes. We find the pizza cooks more evenly over hot coals than over a flaming fire. We also used a dutch oven lid to cover the pizza so that it heated more evenly. Just watch your fire’s heat level to make sure you don’t scorch the crust.
Once the pizza crust is heated through and the cheese has melted, remove from the fire and slide onto a plate.
Finish topping the pizza with lettuce and sour cream. Serve alongside blue corn chips and guacamole for a fun campfire meal. Enjoy!
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