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Prep Time:
2 to 4
Grill time:
5 to 10

Base Model Nachos

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Base Model Nachos
Serves 2 to 4
Prep Time:
Grill time: 5 to 10

Now those are just the basic nachos. You can add pulled pork or chicken, steak, sausage, hotter peppers, pickles, tomatoes, and cilantro. You could grill the peppers and onion first, or you could use creamy salad dressings. You could top it with cole slaw, or make a bruschetta-tomato mix and top it with that. The options are endless!

What did you come up with? What is your favourite combination? Leave a reply in the comments below and let me know what you do with your Nachos! Better yet! Submit a recipe for your favourite nachos!

Customize these nachos any way you like them
Customize these nachos any way you like them

Base Model Nachos

Serves: 2 to 4       Total Time: 25


  • 1 bag of tortilla chips, your favourite shape
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2½(+) cups of shredded cheese,
    I recommend a blend of mozzarella
    and your favourite, mine's cheddar
  • 1 cup of salsa, warmed


Step 1
Smash and crush the garlic and mix it with the sour cream. Set aside and allow the flavours to combine.
Step 2
Turn the rear burner of your grill on to high, and allow the grill to preheat to 500°F.
Step 3
Dice and mince the peppers and onions. Grate the cheeses you want to use.
Step 4
Lay a single layer of tortilla chips on a baking sheet. (You can cover it with tinfoil for easy cleanup) Sprinkle ½ to ⅓ of the peppers and onions over the layer of nachos.
Step 5
Dribble some of the sour cream mixture over the nachos and then sprinkle with ½ to ⅓ of the cheese over them.
Step 6
Bake on the grill for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Step 7
Carefully remove the pan from the grill and repeat the process until you have used up all of the ingredients. Make sure that you switch sides on the pan, so the side that was facing the rear burner faces out on the next layer. Depending on the chips you get, you can get up to three layers of nachos.
Step 8
Pour the salsa into a microwave safe dish and heat until it is to your liking.
Step 9
Serve immediately with salsa on the side and enjoy with napkins!
It's a lazy Sunday kind of day. The chores were done and I had just gotten back in from a 5K walk and really didn't feel like cooking and the hubby really didn't want anything I suggested. Especially since we are still waking up from the meat coma due to last weekend's smoker-fest. So we met in the middle. NACHOS! YAY! These nachos are super easy and have tonnes of room for customization. That's why I call them "Base Model", you can add ALL the bells and whistles, or you can leave them as is, 'cause they're still just as good.