I love nachos! They can be made as an appetizer, or they can be a meal. You can customize these BBQ nachos to your own taste buds, but BBQ Is my favorite.
Today I will be sharing with you about BBQ nachos. My husband often spokes and grills our meat during the spring, summer, and fall months, depending on the weather. With the leftovers of pork or chicken, I can make these BBQ nachos and they are a favorite in our home.
The History behind Nachos:
Per Fox News, Nachos were invented by a (now-legendary) maître d’ named Ignacio Anaya, who whipped up the first batch for a group of hungry U.S. military wives at a restaurant called the Victory Club in Piedras Negras, Mexico, near Fort Duncan. He fried up some tortilla chips, topped them with some shredded Cheddar and sliced jalapeños, and served them as canapés. He named them after his nickname, Nacho, and the rest is history.
What to put on BBQ Nachos:
- Ground Beef
- Shredded Beef
- Ground Turkey
- Shredded Chicken
- Shredded Pork
- Black Olives
- Black Beans
- Sour Cream
- Banana peppers
Picky Eaters and Nachos:
If you have picky eaters or just a crowd that can’t agree on what toppings they like, you can bake your nachos with just the cheese. Then, set out the remaining ingredients and let your family or guests top their nachos individually after baking. This can be a fun way to serve nachos at a party, allowing you to create a nacho bar, so to speak.
How to Reheat Nachos:
Nachos are the best-served type of food immediately. Reheating leftover nachos almost always leads to soggy ones, but I have found some ways to resolve that.
Reheat Nachos in the Air Fryer: Set the air fryer to 350 degrees and cook for 3-5 minutes, until warmed throughout.
Reheat Nachos in the Oven or Toaster Oven: Set the toaster oven to 225 degrees. Cover the nachos in aluminum foil. Reheat the nachos for about 15 minutes.
Remember, they will be hot. Take the nachos out and let them sit on the counter for a few minutes to cool down.
- 1-2 c Shredded cheese
- 4 tbsp Chopped green onions
- ¼ c BBQ Sauce
- ¼ c Greek Yogurt
- 1-2 c (leftover) pulled pork or chicken
- 1 pkg Frozen french fries
- ¼ c Shredded red cabbage
- ¼ c Honey Mustard
- Fresh cilantro (for garnish)
- Cook the french fries per the package instructions
- Once the fries are cooked, add pulled pork or chicken and cheese.
- Place back into the oven for 5-7 minutes.
- Remove from oven and add green onions and red cabbage.
- Drizzle BBQ sauce, Greek yogurt, and honey mustard generously on top.
- Top with fresh chopped cilantro if you wish and then Enjoy!