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Plank Roasted Nachos Recipe

By: Andrea Alden

Gourmet doesn’t have to be crazy or complicated. These Plank Roasted Nachos make that abundantly clear. This Mexican(ish) recipe on a plank takes your favorite snack recipe and adds new dimensions of flavor through smoke, fire, and fun. Pile the tortilla chips high, melt some cheese, and buckle up for a gourmet nachos recipe that can’t be beat. 

Prep Time
15 Min
Cook Time
20 Min
Yield
2 to 4
Difficulty
Easy

Plank Roasted Nachos Recipe

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients

1 to 2 bags

favorite tortilla chips

1 (1 lb.)

skirt steak

2 cups

shredded cheese, suggestions include manchego, pepper jack, and asadero

¼

red onion, diced

1

red pepper, diced

1

green pepper, diced


Rub:

2 tsp.

cumin

2 tsp.

chili powder

1 tsp.

oregano

2 tsp.

garlic powder

2 tsp.

onion powder

1 tsp.

salt


Pico de Gallo:

1 cup

fresh tomatoes, diced

½

red onion, diced

1 small

jalapeno, minced

1 clove

garlic, minced/grated

1

lime, juiced

Salt to taste


Extras:

Sour cream

Avocado slices

Shredded lettuce

Lime slices

Sliced jalapenos/hot peppers

Directions
  1. Start by combining all of the rub ingredients in a small dish. Season the skirt steak and allow it to sit and marinate until the grill is hot and you have the rest of the ingredients prepped. 
  2. Prepare the Pico de Gallo, in a bowl combine the diced tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Squeeze over with half a lime, taste, and add more if needed. Salt to taste and set in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld. 
  3. Preheat the grill to between 400 and 450°F using all burners.
  4. Dice the peppers, onions, and begin laying out the ingredients. 
  5. When the grill is nice and hot, sear the steak over direct heat on both sides until an internal temperature of 130°F is reached. Remove the skirt steak from the grill and allow it to rest while you build up the nachos. 
  6. Arrange the tortilla chips on the unsoaked planks. Sprinkle the chips with onion, peppers, and cheese. Place the planks onto the barbecue and close the lid.
  7. *We use unsoaked planks for this recipe because you don’t want wet wood against crisp tortilla chips. 
  8. Cook the nachos on the plank for 5 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and hot. Remove the planks from the grill. 
  9. Slice the steak against the grain and then roughly chop into bite-sized pieces. Toss the steak with any remaining drippings, then top the hot nachos. Add some shredded lettuce, the fresh pico, a drizzle of sour cream, and any additional toppings that you want. 
  10. Share these plank roasted nachos with your friends or hoard a board all for yourself. Either way, you’re going to enjoy it. 

Whether it’s a big game snack, for a tailgating party, or just an easy dinner, this recipe for Plank Roasted Nachos is going to hit the spot and make you feel a little fancy too. What is your favorite nacho topping? Do you make them on the barbecue? Tell us your tales about nacho goodness by sharing your favorite BBQed nacho stories, recipes, and photos on our social pages like Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtags #NapoleonEats and #NapoleonGrills.

Happy Grilling!

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - Season

Combine the rub ingredients and season the skirt steak. Set aside.

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - PIco

Combine the ingredients for the Pico de Gallo and refrigerate

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - prep

Prep the other ingredients while the grill preheats

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - sear

Sear the skirt steak over direct heat

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - prepare1

Arrange the chips and toppings on the planks

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - prepare2

Can never have too much cheese on nachos

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - grill1

Place the planks onto the grill 

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - grill2

Roast on the grill, covered, until the cheese is melty

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - serve1

Serve, topped with your favorite extras

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - serve2

Customize with fresh pico, extra hot peppers, or a squeeze of lime

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - Season

Combine the rub ingredients and season the skirt steak. Set aside.

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - PIco

Combine the ingredients for the Pico de Gallo and refrigerate

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - prep

Prep the other ingredients while the grill preheats

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - sear

Sear the skirt steak over direct heat

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - prepare1

Arrange the chips and toppings on the planks

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - prepare2

Can never have too much cheese on nachos

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - grill1

Place the planks onto the grill 

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - grill2

Roast on the grill, covered, until the cheese is melty

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - serve1

Serve, topped with your favorite extras

Recipe Blog - Planked Nachos - serve2

Customize with fresh pico, extra hot peppers, or a squeeze of lime