BBQ Nachos With Smoked Beef Chili

BBQ nachos are a great appetiser, if you have people coming over to watch a game, or even a midweek laid back dinner.

They were first cooked by the Mexican chef and restaurant owner Ignacio Anaya Garcia at the Victory Club in 1940 for a regular customer in the town of Piedras Negras. The story goes that she asked for something a little different as a snack. The chef brought together some corn chips, melted cheese and pickled jalapenos, and the popular snack was born.

The chef’s nickname was, you guessed it, ‘Nacho.’

They went down so well they have become a Tex Mex classic, and eaten all over the world.

If you have a lot of mouths to feed you could serve these lovely nachos with tacos, burritos, quesadillas, Mexican style rice, refried beans, or chargrilled corn on the cob (with lime juice, chili powder and lots of melted butter).

They also go really well with Chicken Wings. We humbly offer you our BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe here:

We are going to combine two other articles from this blog so you can make the most of our BBQ recipes.

The first one you’ll need for this recipe is our ‘How to Make BBQ Sauce Easy Guide,’ article.

The second is our ‘Chili Beef Recipe On the Smoker with Guacamole,’ which will bring a fantastic smoky, spicy flavour to our nachos.

You can of course use your own BBQ sauce and Beef Chili but using a homemade sauce and a lovely smoked chili with freshly made guacamole will be so much tastier, and worth all the effort.

You’ll need a good sized tray or dish for your nachos, and your oven at 200°C or around 400°F. 

We are going to bake our BBQ nachos for 15-20 minutes.

Ingredients for BBQ Nachos

4 Tablespoons of Smoked Beef Chili

100g or 1/2 Cup Grated Smoked Cheese – such as Applewood

A Large Bag of Corn Tortilla Chips 

One Red Onion Finely Chopped

To Serve

2 Tablespoons Sour Cream

Homemade Guacamole 

Lime wedges

Optional Garnish of Finely Chopped Coriander/Cilantro

BBQ Nachos Step 1 – Prepare the Nachos

Start by finely chopping the red onion.

Now get a baking tray or large dish and cover with the corn tortilla chips. We are going to layer the nachos, so this is our first layer.

Spoon over two tablespoons of BBQ sauce, and half of your grated cheese. 

Now spoon over half of your beef chili and then scatter over half of your chopped red onion. 

Repeat the whole process for your second layer.

Season the top of your nachos with freshly ground black pepper and salt if you like.

BBQ Nachos Step 2 – Bake in the Oven 

Bake your BBQ Nachos on the top shelf in the oven for 15-20minutes at 200°C or 400°F. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

Turn the tray around at least once during the cooking process to make sure the heat is distributed evenly. 

BBQ Nachos Step 3 – Serve

Remove from the oven, and spoon over your sour cream and guacamole. Keep some of both aside for your guests to add more if they wish.

Sprinkle over the coriander/cilantro if using.

Serve your nachos with lime wedges, sour cream, guacamole and an ice cold beer.

If you enjoyed this recipe you could try this one:

For a chili vegetarian version have a look here:

Another great article on BBQ nachos is worth a look here:

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