Grilled Picnic Taco Nachos

Grilled Picnic Taco Nachos

Are you planning a picnic or potluck this summer? These Grilled Picnic Taco Nachos will be an instant favorite. Picnic nachos are a great idea when you want to go from grill to picnic table in just minutes, and this recipe keeps your kitchen cool since all the cooking is done on the grill in a foil pan. Our best nachos for a picnic use tortilla chips, black beans, Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles, Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix, tomatoes, green onions and cheese! Nachos on the grill will become a favorite summer recipe. Share and enjoy all season long.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total 15 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 5 cups tortilla chips
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
  • 2 teaspoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 2 plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 cups finely shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Spray 12x18-inch foil pan with cooking spray. Spread tortilla chips in pan.
  2. In medium bowl, mix beans, chiles and taco seasoning mix; spoon evenly over tortilla chips. Top with tomatoes and onions. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover pan with foil.
  3. Place foil pan on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Carefully remove foil.

Expert Tips

  • To reduce the calories to 470 and the fat to 12 grams per serving, make these picnic nachos with baked tortilla chips and reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Foil pans can bend or buckle when you lift them. Slide the pan onto a cutting board to give it more stability when you're making nachos on the grill.
  • Make it your own! Top Grilled Picnic Taco Nachos with sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro leaves, sliced jalapeño peppers or diced avocado.


Calories570(Calories from Fat260),Total Fat29g(Saturated Fat13g,Trans Fat1/2g),Cholesterol55mgSodium1180mgTotal Carbohydrate54g(Dietary Fiber12g Sugars3g),Protein25g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A25%;Vitamin C6%;Calcium50%;Iron25%; Exchanges:3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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