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Grilled Nachos

We have been using our grill a lot this summer. We love eating out on our patio and it is nice to cook outside so we don’t have to heat up the house. Josh wanted to make nachos and I suggested we make them on the grill. We’ve been cooking everything else on the grill, so why not nachos? Josh liked the idea so we made homemade baked tortilla chips and got all of our toppings ready.

We placed the tortilla chips on a grill pan and sprinkled Monterey Jack cheese over the chips. Next, we added black beans. We added another layer of chips and added more cheese and beans. Josh took the pan out to the grill and cooked the nachos for about 5-7 minutes. It didn’t take long for the cheese to melt.

Josh brought in the pan of nachos and we added our favorite toppings. We loaded the nachos with tomatoes, cilantro, mango, jalapeno slices, avocado, and green onion. Feel free to top your nachos with whatever toppings you like. We shared a big plate of nachos out on our patio. We both loved the grilled nachos. I think these are the best nachos I have ever eaten. I loved the smoky flavor the grill added to the nachos. I also loved the fresh flavors the toppings added. Next time, I am going to make Grilled Guacamole to put on top of the nachos. And yes, there will be a next time and soon:)

If you are looking for a new way to enjoy nachos, try these Grilled Nachos. They are the best!

Grilled Nachos

Yield: Serves 4-6

Cook Time: 5-7 minutes


Tortilla Chips (we used Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large tomato, diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 large mango, diced
1 jalapeno, sliced
1 large avocado, diced
1/4 cup sliced green onions


1. Preheat grill on medium heat.

2. To assemble the nachos: Place a single layer of tortilla chips on the bottom of a grill tray. Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese on top of the chips. Sprinkle black beans over the cheese. Add another layer of chips and top with more cheese and black beans.

3. Place the tray on the grill, and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove the tray from the grill and top the nachos with the tomatoes, cilantro, mango, jalapeno slices, avocado, and green onions. Serve immediately.

*Note-feel free to add your favorite toppings-sour cream, guacamole, chicken, salsa, etc.

If you like these Grilled Nachos, you might also like:

Guiltless Nachos from Barbara Bakes
Layered Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos from How Sweet It Is
Greek Nachos from Not Without Salt
Chicken Smothered Nachos from Two Peas and Their Pod

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52 Responses to “Grilled Nachos”

  1. bridget {bake at 350} — August 19, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    These look just delicious! What a *fabulous* idea!!!

  2. Lisa @ Life in Green — August 19, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    Those look so yummy. I love putting absolutely anything on the grill…definitely need to try these.

  3. Elle — August 19, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    Great idea!

  4. jenjenk — August 28, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    ooooh…this looks fantastic!! i love nachos!!! I love that this looks so fresh!

  5. Dana — August 31, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    I’m so behind on my blog reading after our trip! You have been making some great food Maria! I love this recipe for so many reasons. Homemade chips, not too much cheese, loaded with other goodness. GRILLED! How smart! I can’t wait to try this!

  6. susan — September 5, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    that looks totally delicious!

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