Grilled Nachos

Grilled Nachos

We LOVE to cook outside in the summertime!! No need to heat up the kitchen when we have a grill, a smoker (we’re on our second one because the first got so much use), and the Big Easy on hand. So when I came across this awesome nacho recipe, it was a no brainer really. This would quickly become our favorite summer party appetizer! There’s really not much to this recipe either which makes it a great addition to camping trips or tailgating parties too. And the best part is, the aluminum foil that you cook it in doubles as a serving platter. That means straight to the garbage when you’re done and virtually no clean up! I don’t have time for dirty dishes in the summer with all of this beautiful sunshine to enjoy!!


Here’s all you’ll need: Tortilla chips, black beans, 2 plum tomatoes, 2 green onions, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa.

First, cut the tomatoes in half and spoon out the insides. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces.

Roll out a sheet of aluminum foil, about 20 inches long. Spray with cooking spray.

Spread out tortilla chips in a single layer across the aluminum foil. Leave about 3 inches around the outside clear on all sides.

Sprinkle with cheese! Make sure to cover all of those chips! I like it cheesy!!

Add the diced tomatoes! I absolutely love fresh tomatoes in the summertime! I can’t wait until I can pluck some from my own garden this year.

Layer the black beans. I only use half a can. My husband isn’t big on lots of beans but I sneak them in there anyways.

And maybe sprinkle on a little bit more cheese. That’s the best part right!!

Fold the edges of the foil to form a foil packet. I have obtained foil packet expert status over the years!

Be sure to seal up all the edges. Check out this cute photo bomber on the right. My sweet little Nittany (named for the Penn State Nittany Lions). He’s hoping I get messy and drop some cheese on the floor. Best clean up crew ever!!

Place on the grill over low heat for about 8 minutes. Basically all we’re doing is heating this up just enough to melt everything together.

This is a good time to slice the green onions!! Don’t they look gorgeous?!?

Carefully remove the foil packet from the grill. We have a nice set of leather grilling gloves to handle the hot stuff that we purchased from Amazon. You can find them here. They are a grilling must have! This is not a sponsored post. We just love them!

Once the foil is cool enough to handle, roll back the edges. Watch out for hot steam as you open the packet! Sprinkle on some of those green onions…..almost done!

Now we just add some finishing touches, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, whatever tickles your fancy! No need to get fancy, just plop it right on top! We serve them right on the foil and then just toss the mess in the trash when we’re done. Easy clean up recipes are my spirit animal!!
What are you waiting for?!? Dig in!!!

Grilled Nachos

June 23, 2017
: 4-6
: Easy


  • 1⁄2 bag of tortilla chips
  • 7.5 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup taco or mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole (optional)
  • Step 1 Roll out a sheet of aluminum foil, about 20 inches long. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Step 2 Spread out tortilla chips in a single layer across the aluminum foil. Leave about 3 inches around the outside clear on all sides.
  • Step 3 Layer cheese, diced tomatoes, and black beans to cover tortilla chips.
  • Step 4 Fold and seal the edges all the way around to form a foil packet.
  • Step 5 Grill for approximately 8 minutes over low heat.
  • Step 6 Carefully remove packet from the grill. Open and release steam once cool enough to handle safely.
  • Step 7 Sprinkle with green onions.
  • Step 8 Top with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole and serve. Enjoy!

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