Super easy camping meal – Tex-Mex Beef Fajitas
by Sarah Patel
Spice up your camping menu with a Tex-Mex twist! Dive into the bold and vibrant flavors of our Tex-Mex Beef Fajitas foil packet recipe. Succulent beef strips mingle with colorful bell peppers, onions, and zesty seasonings, all wrapped up in a convenient foil packet. Whether you’re by the campfire or in your backyard, this easy-to-make dish brings the sizzle of fajitas to your outdoor dining experience. Get ready to savor every mouthful of this Tex-Mex delight amidst nature’s beauty!
Tex-Mex Beef Fajitas Foil Packet Recipe:
- 1 pound thinly sliced beef (flank steak or sirloin)
- 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 green), sliced
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning (store-bought or homemade)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Flour tortillas, for serving
- Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, cilantro
- Preheat your campfire or outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
- Tear off four large sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil, approximately 12 inches (30 cm) each. Place two sheets on top of each other to create a double layer for added durability.
- In a mixing bowl, toss the thinly sliced beef with fajita seasoning, olive oil, salt, and pepper until well coated.
- Divide the beef between the foil packets, placing it in the center of each.
- Surround the beef with sliced bell peppers, red onion, black beans, and corn.
- Drizzle a little more olive oil over the vegetables, then season with a touch of salt and pepper.
- Fold the foil over the ingredients to create a well-sealed packet, ensuring there are no openings for steam to escape.
- Place the foil packets directly on the campfire grates or on the preheated grill. Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the beef is cooked to your desired level of doneness and the vegetables are tender.
- Carefully remove the foil packets from the heat using heat-resistant gloves or tongs.
- Allow the packets to cool for a few minutes before carefully opening them. Be cautious of the hot steam when opening the packets.
- Serve the Tex-Mex Beef Fajitas straight from the foil packets, either on their own or wrapped in warm flour tortillas. Don’t forget to add your favorite toppings for an extra burst of flavor!
Elevate your outdoor feasting with the bold and zesty Tex-Mex Beef Fajitas foil packet recipe. The perfect fusion of tender beef, colorful veggies, and robust seasonings makes every bite an explosion of flavor. Hungry for more camping culinary adventures? Discover our Backpacking Food Ideas, indulge in the sweetness of Foil Packet Sweet and Tangy BBQ Shrimp, or savor the delight of Savory Chicken Foil Packet. Let the journey continue, one flavorful foil packet at a time!
Sarah is a travel writer and photographer, with a passion for exploring new destinations and cultures. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and has written for several major travel publications. Sarah is also an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast, and loves to combine her love of travel with her love of the outdoors. She's always on the lookout for unique and off-the-beaten-path campsites