National Nacho Day Meets BBQ: Game On!

Nachos and BBQ are a match made in heaven that you simply can’t say “no” to. With National Nacho Day happening on November 6 and the NFL season in full swing, that’s your sign from the universe to prep your Napoleon grill for some new nacho recipes that are absolute *chef’s kiss* perfection.


The History Behind National Nacho Day

From movie nights to sporting events, nachos always manage to make their way onto the menu. They’re a versatile and indispensable dish that owns the hearts of foodies across the globe. And, on November 6 every year, the crowds shine the spotlight on them and celebrate National Nacho Day.

So what’s the history behind nachos, and who came up with this heavenly recipe?

We have Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya to thank for creating this dish back in the 1940s. He was the maître d’ at a restaurant in Piedras Negras—and one night, after his kitchen staff had gone home already, a group of U.S. Army wives stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass walked into the restaurant. Because they preferred to order a snack, he decided to cut some tostadas into triangles, topped them with cheese and jalapenos, and put them in the oven.

The army wives loved it just as much as we do today and called it “Nacho’s Special.” Its popularity spread across town and soon became a global favorite.


Plank Roasted Nachos

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Grilling planks are great when it comes to making nachos. You can make individual plates that are customizable for your vegetarian guests, all while still featuring the signature barbecue flavor.

These Plank Roasted Nachos feature new dimensions of flavors that make it very clear that some of the best things in life aren’t difficult to achieve at all. You’ll only need 15 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes for cooking to create this mouth-watering plate of goodness.

These BBQ nachos have everything that foodies will go crazy for—skirt steak, shredded manchego, pepper jack, or Asadero cheese, jalapenos, avocado slices, and sour cream.


Game Day Nacho Fries

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Here’s a recipe that you and your friends will be giving a standing ovation to on National Nacho Day—they’re called Game Day Nacho Fries. We’re here to warn you though: this dish might just end up being the best thing you have ever eaten.

You’re going to need handmade or frozen french fries, taco beef, avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, sour cream, and mozzarella cheese, among other ingredients. Can you already imagine the juicy fries absorbing all the nacho goodness? All you need is 15 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes to cook it—and maybe five minutes to consume it because that’s just how delectable it is.


Brisket Bite Nachos

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If you love nacho recipes and have a soft spot for beef brisket, then these Brisket Bite Nachos will steal your heart in an instant!

Making the perfect beef brisket is no easy feat. It can take about 8 to 12 hours to get it done—but know that every single bite is absolutely worth it. The brisket point is then removed, cubed, and smoked for an additional hour in sauce and rub. Read all about how to smoke the best beef brisket.

If you ever find yourself with leftover Brisket Bites, assembling these nachos is the way to go. Add some tortilla chips and fresh pico de gallo or guacamole, and top it with creamy queso. You’re guaranteed to have a very fulfilling National Nacho Day.


Chorizo and Black Bean Nachos

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We can all collectively agree that nachos are truly one of Mexico’s most incredible gifts to the world—so why not pay homage to their culture by barbecuing these amazing Chorizo and Black Bean Nachos!

This dish is packed with Mexican chorizo sausage, black beans, cheese, fresh jalapeno peppers, red onions, salsa, cilantro, sour cream, and fresh guacamole. There’s no need to worry if you’re just a rookie griller—these BBQ nachos are so easy to make and only require a 15-minute prep time and 15-minute cook time.

Don’t forget to use your Napoleon grilling plank as a platform to easily cook your meal. As a huge bonus, it will also provide a light smoky flavor!


Whip up BBQ Nachos with your Napoleon Grill

When making BBQ nachos, having the right grill makes all the difference. Get equipped with a Napoleon ROGUE® Series Gas Grill so that whipping up your favorite dishes becomes twice as easy, and twice as fun. Its superior grilling performance and durability will take BBQ cookouts to a whole new level.

Napoleon isn’t just here to provide top-quality grills that stand out from the crowd, we’re here to guide you in your journey toward becoming the ultimate grill master. Discover a wide range of delectable BBQ recipes and find a dealer closest to you to start grilling!