BBQ Nachos Recipe

BBQ Nachos Recipe

15 min
2-3 People
10 min



Let me take you back to a warm summer evening, the air filled with the irresistible aroma of barbecue and laughter echoing in the backyard. It was on one such evening that I first encountered the magic of BBQ nachos. The combination of smoky flavors, crunchy chips, and gooey cheese left an indelible mark on my taste buds, igniting a passion for recreating this delightful dish. Join me as we embark on a journey to uncover the secrets of crafting the perfect BBQ nachos that will leave your guests craving for more.




Recipe of  BBQ Nachos




Tortilla chips:

  • 150 g

For Salsa:

  • Tomato: 100 g
  • Onion: 25 g
  • Green chili: 5 g
  • Coriander: 25 g
  • Cumin powder: 1 g
  • Tabasco sauce: 5 ml
  • Tomato ketchup: 40 ml
  • Salt: 2 g
  • Lemon juice: 1 lemon

For Pico de Gallo:

  • Onion: 30 g
  • Tomato: 100 g
  • Spring onion: 30 g
  • Jalapeño: 5 g
  • Salt: 2 g
  • Cumin powder: 1 g
  • Garlic powder: 2 g
  • Oil: 10 ml

Cheese sauce:

  • Cheddar cheese, grated: 100 g
  • Cream: 50 ml
  • Salt: 3 g
  • Cajun spice: 2 g

Sour cream:

  • 50 g

Cheddar cheese, grated:

  • 50 g





For Pico de Gallo:

  1. Dice the onion and tomatoes finely.
  2. In a bowl, combine the diced onion and tomatoes.
  3. Add salt, cumin powder, Cajun spice, spring onion, chopped green chilies, jalapeños, and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside.

For the Cheese Sauce:

  1. In a hot pan, add cream and grated cheddar cheese.
  2. Stir until the cheese melts and blends with the cream. Set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Arrange the tortilla chips or nachos on a serving plate.
  2. Sprinkle Cajun spice over the chips and top with jalapeños.
  3. Pour the melted cheese sauce over the nachos.
  4. Place the nachos on a BBQ pit and let them heat for a few minutes until they develop a smoky aroma.
  5. Remove the nachos from the BBQ pit and transfer them to a serving plate.
  6. Drizzle additional melted cheese over the nachos.
  7. Spoon the prepared Pico de Gallo salsa over the nachos.
  8. Top with dollops of sour cream and sprinkle grated cheddar cheese.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious BBQ nachos!


This recipe creates a mouthwatering snack that combines the crunch of tortilla chips with the creaminess of melted cheese, topped with fresh and flavorful salsa.




About the Recipe:


BBQ Nachos are a mouthwatering fusion of classic nachos and smoky barbecue flavors, creating a tantalizing snack or appetizer that's perfect for any occasion. Originating in the southern United States, this indulgent dish features crispy tortilla chips topped with tangy barbecue sauce, melted cheese, savory meats, and a medley of flavorful toppings. Whether enjoyed as a game day treat or a casual backyard gathering, BBQ nachos are sure to be a crowd-pleaser with their bold and satisfying taste.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Layering Technique: Spread the tortilla chips evenly on a baking sheet to ensure each chip gets coated with the delicious toppings.
  2. Balanced Flavors: Adjust the amount of barbecue sauce and cheese to your liking, ensuring a perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and cheesy flavors.
  3. Meat Selection: Choose tender, flavorful meats such as shredded barbecue chicken, pulled pork, or seasoned ground beef for added depth of flavor.
  4. Fresh Toppings: Garnish your BBQ nachos with fresh ingredients like diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, chopped cilantro, and green onions for a burst of color and freshness.
  5. Baking Temperature: Bake the nachos at a moderate temperature to melt the cheese without burning the chips, typically around 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes.



Pairing Guide:


  • Refreshing Beverages: Serve your BBQ nachos with ice-cold beverages like beer, lemonade, or iced tea to quench your thirst and complement the bold flavors.
  • Side Dishes: Pair your nachos with classic sides such as coleslaw, potato salad, or a crisp green salad for a well-rounded meal.




Frequently Asked Questions about BBQ Nachos:


  1. Can I use store-bought tortilla chips for BBQ Nachos?

    • Yes, you can use store-bought tortilla chips or make your own homemade chips for a fresher taste.
  2. What type of cheese is best for BBQ Nachos?

    • Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, or a blend of Mexican cheeses work well for melting over BBQ nachos.
  3. Can I make BBQ Nachos vegetarian-friendly?

    • Absolutely! Simply omit the meat or substitute with vegetarian alternatives such as grilled vegetables, black beans, or tofu.
  4. How do I prevent my BBQ Nachos from becoming soggy?

    • Avoid adding too much barbecue sauce, and serve the nachos immediately after assembling to maintain their crispiness.
  5. Can I customize the toppings on BBQ Nachos?

    • Yes, feel free to get creative with your toppings! Experiment with different meats, cheeses, vegetables, and sauces to suit your taste preferences.
  6. What is the best way to reheat leftover BBQ Nachos?

    • Reheat in the oven at a low temperature to crisp up the chips and melt the cheese again, or use a microwave for a quick fix.
  7. Can I make BBQ Nachos in advance for a party?

    • While it's best to assemble and bake the nachos just before serving, you can prepare the components ahead of time and assemble them right before baking.
  8. Are BBQ Nachos spicy?

    • The level of spiciness can be adjusted to your preference by controlling the amount of spicy toppings like jalapeños or hot sauce.
  9. What barbecue sauce is recommended for BBQ Nachos?

    • Use your favorite barbecue sauce, whether it's sweet and smoky, tangy and spicy, or a combination of flavors, to customize the taste of your nachos.
  10. Can I make BBQ Nachos on the grill?

    • Yes, you can assemble the nachos on a grill-safe tray or aluminum foil and cook them over indirect heat until the cheese is melted and bubbly.