Today, I will give you my recipe for Blackstone Nachos. They are amazing! And they were all done on the Blackstone Grill, Air Fryer, and Flat-Top Griddle.

So. you might be asking yourself, why grill nachos? Why not? They are a beloved American snack, and everyone loves a GREAT plate of Nachos!

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Today, I added everything for a special plate of my Grilled Loaded Nachos, made entirely on the Blackstone!

And they all start with a plate of Air Fryer Crispy Tortilla Chips. I followed this recipe, one of my go-to’s, and grilled the meat perfectly.


Why Cook Nachos On Blackstone

Cooking nachos on a Blackstone offers a unique and enjoyable experience with several benefits:

  • Even Heat Distribution: Blackstone griddles provide consistent heat, ensuring the nachos are evenly cooked. This uniform heat is crucial for melting cheese perfectly and crisping the nacho chips without burning them.
  • Large Cooking Surface: The spacious surface of a Blackstone griddle allows you to prepare a large batch of nachos at once, which is ideal for feeding a crowd or for parties.
  • Versatility in Ingredients: A griddle’s flat surface is perfect for not only crisping nachos but also for cooking and adding various toppings like meats, beans, and vegetables, all in one place.
  • Enhanced Flavor: Cooking on a griddle can impart a slight smokiness and a unique flavor to the nachos, elevating the overall taste.
  • Easy to Customize: The large surface allows for easy customization of nachos. You can create different sections with various toppings to cater to different tastes, all on the same griddle.
  • Convenient and Social Cooking: Cooking outdoors on a griddle makes the process more of a social event, allowing guests to gather around and customize their plates.
  • Simple Cleanup: Blackstone griddles are relatively easy to clean, making post-cooking cleanup a breeze compared to using multiple pans or baking sheets.
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Ingredients Needed For Blackstone Nachos

To prepare delicious nachos on a Blackstone griddle, you’ll need a combination of ingredients for the base, toppings, and garnishes. Here’s a list of what you might need:

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Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Tortilla Chips: The crunchy base of the nacho’s tortilla chips provides a neutral flavor that pairs well with various toppings.
  • Ground Beef or Turkey: Seasoned with taco spices, it adds a hearty, savory element to the nachos, offering protein and rich flavor.
  • Shredded Chicken: A lighter protein option, shredded chicken, whether seasoned or plain, contributes a tender texture to the dish.
  • Pulled Pork: Offers a smoky and juicy flavor, adding a unique twist to traditional nachos.
  • Black Beans or Pinto Beans: A great vegetarian protein choice, beans add a creamy texture and are filling.
  • Shredded Cheese (Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Mexican Blend): Melts beautifully, binding the ingredients together and adding a gooey, cheesy delight.
  • Jalapeños: Sliced jalapeños provide a spicy kick, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the nachos.
  • Bell Peppers: Their sweetness and crunch add a colorful contrast to the other savory toppings.
  • Onions: Diced onions offer a sharp, slightly sweet flavor that complements the meat and cheese.
  • Tomatoes: Fresh, chopped tomatoes contribute a juicy, refreshing taste, balancing the richer ingredients.
  • Black Olives: Sliced olives introduce a briny depth to the nachos, adding a distinct Mediterranean flair.
  • Salsa: A versatile condiment that adds moisture and a complex mix of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors.
  • Sour Cream: Its creamy and cooling effect balances the heat from the spices and jalapeños.
  • Guacamole or Avocado: Adds a creamy, rich texture and a subtle nutty flavor.
  • Taco Seasoning: Used for seasoning the meat or beans, adding a blend of spices that enhance the overall flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: Basic seasonings to adjust and enhance the flavor profile of the nachos.
  • Fresh Cilantro: Chopped cilantro adds a fresh, citrusy flavor and a splash of color.
  • Lime Wedges: Squeezing lime over the top adds a zesty, tangy flavor, brightening the dish.
  • Green Onions: Optional for garnish, they add a mild, oniony crunch.
  • Corn: Adds a sweet pop of flavor and texture, offering a nice contrast to the other savory components.
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How To Make Nachos On Blackstone

  • Prepare the Toppings: If using meat, cook it thoroughly on the griddle, seasoning it with taco spices, salt, and pepper. Once cooked, set it aside. Sauté any vegetables like onions and bell peppers lightly on the griddle for a few minutes until they soften. Add your cooked protein (beef, chicken, or pork) and beans over the cheese. Layer on the sautéed vegetables, jalapeños, black olives, and other toppings you like.
  • Assemble the Nachos: Spread a layer of tortilla chips evenly across the griddle. Ensure it’s hot enough to melt cheese but not so hot that it burns the chips. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese over the chips.
  • Grill the Nachos: Let the nachos cook on the griddle for a few minutes. The goal is to melt the cheese thoroughly and warm all the ingredients together. Keep an eye on the heat to prevent the bottom chips from burning.
  • Add Cold Toppings and Garnishes: Once the cheese is melted and the nachos are warmed, top them with cold ingredients like chopped tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, or avocado.
  • Serve Immediately: Serve the nachos straight from the griddle for everyone to enjoy. The dish is best enjoyed hot and fresh. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Optionally, add green onions or corn for extra flavor and texture.
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Pro Tips Blackstone Nachos Recipe

  • Low and Slow Heat: Start with a lower heat setting on your Blackstone griddle. High heat can burn the chips and melt the cheese too quickly, leading to a less-than-ideal texture.
  • Layering is Key: Build your nachos in layers. Start with a layer of chips, then add cheese and your chosen toppings. Repeat the layers to ensure every bite is full of flavor.
  • Choose the Right Chips: Opt for thick, restaurant-style tortilla chips. They hold up better against the weight of the toppings and don’t become soggy as quickly as thinner chips.
  • Balance Your Toppings: Distribute your toppings evenly over the chips. This ensures every chip has a good cheese, meat, and veggie mix.
  • Pre-Cook Heavier Toppings: First, Cook heavier toppings like meat or dense vegetables on the griddle. This enhances their flavor and ensures they are adequately heated when added to the nachos.
  • Cheese Matters: Use a mix of cheeses for the best flavor and melting qualities. A combination of cheddar for sharpness and Monterey Jack for meltiness works great.
  • Watch the Edges: Chips on the outside edges of the griddle can cook faster. Occasionally rotate them towards the center and the center chips towards the edge for even cooking.
  • Garnish After Cooking: Add cold toppings like sour cream, salsa, and guacamole after removing the nachos from the griddle. This keeps these ingredients fresh and cool.
  • Serve Immediately: Nachos are best served hot and fresh off the griddle. The longer they sit, the more likely the chips will become soggy.
  • Clean the Griddle While Warm: After enjoying your nachos, clean your Blackstone griddle while it’s warm. It’s easier to scrape off cheese and other bits before they harden.
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Faq’s For Making Nachos On The Blackstone

What type of chips work best for Blackstone griddle nachos? Thick, restaurant-style tortilla chips are best as they hold up well under the weight of the toppings and don’t burn easily.

How do I prevent the chips from burning? Use a low to medium heat setting and watch the chips. If necessary, rotate them to ensure even cooking and prevent burning around the edges.

Can I cook the meat and vegetables directly on the griddle? Absolutely! Cooking meat and vegetables on the griddle before adding them to the nachos enhances their flavor and ensures they’re heated through.

What’s the best way to layer nachos on a griddle? Start with a single layer of chips, then add cheese and your choice of toppings. You can create multiple layers for more loaded nachos.

How do I know when the Blackstone nachos are done? The nachos are done when the cheese is fully melted and the chips turn golden around the edges.

Can I add sauce or salsa while cooking? Add wet ingredients like salsa or sour cream after cooking to prevent the chips from becoming soggy.

How do I serve the nachos from the Blackstone griddle? You can serve them directly off the griddle for a casual, communal eating experience or use a spatula to transfer them to a serving platter.

What are some good cheese options for Blackstone nachos? A mix of shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese works well for flavor and meltability.

Can I make vegetarian nachos on the griddle? Yes, skip the meat or substitute with a vegetarian protein like beans or soy-based meat alternatives.

How do I clean the griddle after making nachos? While the griddle is still warm, scrape off any melted cheese or stuck-on bits, then wipe it down with a cloth or paper towel.

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Blackstone Nachos

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


Today, I give you my recipe for Blackstone Loaded Grilled Nachos They are amazing! And they were all done on the Blackstone Grill, both the Air Fryer and Skillet.
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Homemade Tortilla Chips:

  • Flour or Corn Tortillas
  • Olive Oil, or Olive Oil Spray
  • Salt

Nacho Meat:

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 2 teaspoons taco sesaoning
  • 1/2 cup beef broth, or water


  • Refried Beans
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Diced Scallions, Green Onions
  • Sliced olives


How To Make Blackstone Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

  • Start by laying out your tortillas. Spray or brush the tortillas with olive oil, sprinkle some salt over them.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut them into wedges. Place them into the Blackstone Air Fryer Draw, shaking a couple of minutes during the cooking process. Remove when done.
  • When they are done, place them on a dishtowel or paper towels to cool. Sprinkle some salt on top.

How To Make Blackstone Loaded Grilled Nachos

  • Place your ground beef on top of the skillet, and on medium-high heat, cook until the meat is fully cooked. Mix in some taco seasoning and beef broth, continue to griddle until the meat is fully cooked.

How To Assemble Blackstone Loaded Grilled Nachos

  • Place your Tortilla Chips back into the air fryer basket, add the cooked taco meat, and then add some cheese, set back into the air fryer for a couple of minutes, until the cheese melts.
  • Remove the tray and add your toppings.


  • Blackstone Griddle
  • Cooking Oil


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 0.04gProtein: 25gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 190mgPotassium: 409mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 0.01gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 3mg

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