While packing up for the cottage this past weekend, I started thinking of food to bring. You don’t want to spend the whole time in the kitchen, so I look for recipes that can be made quick, easy and preferably on the BBQ.
These BBQ’d Nachos were just the ticket and they seemed to be a big hit with everyone diving into them. I only wish that I’d made more!
This is a super easy recipe, so I’m just going to list what we put in it, but you can add whatever you like!
- big bag tortilla chips (we used two because we had a big group)
- 1 lb ground beef, cooked according to taco seasoning mix (or make it yourself!)
- lots and lots of cheese, grated (cheddar, tex mex, etc)
- 1-2 jalapeno peppers, membranes removed, finely chopped
- red pepper, finely chopped
- green pepper, finely chopped
- green onions, finely chopped
- lettuce, shredded
- sour cream
You could also add:
- black beans
- ground turkey
- refried beans
Fire up the barbecue and get it to a nice medium heat. We’re not cooking anything here, just getting the chips warmed up and the cheese melted.
On a baking sheet, lay out a single layer of nachos. I also made a smaller version in another dish for people who didn’t like jalapenos.
Add on your cheese, jalapeno, peppers and beef. Take a large piece of tin foil and cover the baking sheet, making sure that the foil is “tented” and gets lots of air flow in there. You don’t want all the cheese to melt onto the foil.
Place it on the BBQ for about 5-10 minutes, or until you start to hear the cheese sizzling. Take a quick peek if you need to, but be careful of any hot steam.
Spoon on salsa, then add shredded lettuce and green onions, followed by dollops of sour cream.
Everyone dug right in. Be careful of the hot pan, because the guys would burn their fingers trying to get the good stuff. Its probably easier if you have a serving spoon and plates, but we were in “cottage mode” and finger food with beer is the name of the game. Less dishes, right?
I’ll definitely be making these again. You can even chop up the veggies and cook the meat beforehand if you’re taking this camping or to a friend’s place. Enjoy!