Grilled Loaded Nachos

Grilling these nachos adds a smokiness that deepens all the flavors! 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) fresh corn kernels
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded, coarsely chopped
  • ½   red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large jalapeño peppers, sliced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 pkg (14 oz or 397 g) tortilla chips
  • 2 pkg (8 oz/227 g each) shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese (4 cups/1 L)
  • 1 can (15 oz or 540 g) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) snipped fresh cilantro
  •  Sour cream, diced avocado or chopped fresh tomatoes (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat.

  2. Combine the vegetables and oil in a large bowl and toss to coat. Spread the vegetable mixture onto the Rockcrok® Grill Stone. Grill, covered, for 14–16 minutes without stirring, until lightly browned. Remove the stone from the grill. Transfer the vegetables to the same mixing bowl and set aside. 

  3. Layer half of the chips, cheese, black beans, and vegetable mixture on Grill Stone; repeat layering. Grill nachos, covered, 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted; remove Grill Stone from grill.

  4. Sprinkle with cilantro. Top with additional toppings, if desired.

Yield:

  • 14  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 360, Total Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 500mg, Carbohydrate 35g, Fiber 4g, Protein 13g

Cook's Tips:

 You may substitute 2 cups (500 mL) frozen corn kernels, thawed, for fresh.

 
To prepare this recipe in a conventional oven, preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).  Prepare recipe as directed in steps 1 and 2.  Roast vegetables on lowest rack of oven for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned.  Layer nachos and bake for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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