Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Third of Grill Owners Stoke the Flames for the Big Game

Jan 18, 2012, 10:20 ET from Weber-Stephen Products LLC

PALATINE, Ill., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new 23rd annual Weber GrillWatch Survey™, grilling for the Big Game ranks as one of the top 10 most popular "holidays" of the year to grill—with an impressive 32 percent of U.S. grill owners firing up their grills.

"Grilling and championships go hand in hand," says New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jamie Purviance, whose latest cookbook, Weber's Time to Grill™, has shipped more than 180,000 copies since its release in April 2011. "Grilling for many people is a sport in itself—rather than settling for take-out, dedicated grillers see this game as an opportunity to win big with family and friends."

Try this crowd-pleasing recipe from Weber's Time to Grill:

Cheesy Nachos with Steak and Black Beans
Serves: 6 - 8; 12 -15  as an appetizer
Prep time: 30 minutes
Grilling time: 14 to 16 minutes
Special equipment: Large sheet pan

1            tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1            tablespoon minced garlic
1            teaspoon pure chile powder
1            teaspoon packed brown sugar
1/2         teaspoon kosher salt
1/2         teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4         teaspoon ground cumin

1 1/2       pounds skirt steak, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick, trimmed of excess surface fat, cut into foot-long pieces

2           ripe Hass avocados, diced
3           ripe plum tomatoes, diced
1/3        cup minced red onion
1/3        cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2–3       pickled jalapeno chile peppers, minced
3           tablespoons fresh lime juice
1           tablespoon minced garlic
            Kosher salt
1          bag (12 ounces) tortilla chips
1          can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed
2          cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
2          cups grated Monterey Jack cheese (8 ounces)

  1. In a small bowl mix the paste ingredients. Spread the paste on both sides of each steak. Allow the steaks to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the salsa ingredients and then season with salt. To fully incorporate the flavors, let the salsa sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450 to 550 degrees F).
  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the steaks over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until cooked to your desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes for medium rare, turning once or twice (if flare-ups occur, move the steaks temporarily over indirect heat). Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Cut the steak into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Working in two batches, layer tortilla chips, steak, black beans, and cheese on a large sheet pan. Place the sheet pan over direct high heat, close the lid, and cook until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and serve immediately with the salsa.

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©2011 Weber-Stephen Products LLC. Recipe from Weber's Time To Grill™ by Jamie Purviance. Used with permission.

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