BBQ Nachos


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What more could you ask for on the 4th of July than a giant platter of BBQ nachos?!?

BBQ Nachos from (@whatsgabycookin)

Nachos are the answer to most questions in life. They make the best breakfast, the best lunch and they certainly make the best dinner. Now imagine them for a meal in between one of those meals for the 4th of July and you’re basically speaking my language.

BBQ Nachos from (@whatsgabycookin)

These nachos are made on the BBQ. Because that’s how we roll for the 4th of July. They are loaded with refried beans, tons of shredded cheese, chicken, corn, jalapeños, green onions, guacamole and sour cream. WHOA. Can you handle it? All of those toppings get piled up on some tortilla chips on top of a grill pan and then transfer it onto a grill and you’re golden. I have no idea where I got my grill tray – but here’s a fab one if you want to scoop it up for yourself!

BBQ Nachos

5 from 1 vote


  • 1 bag Tortilla Chips
  • 1 ½ cups Shredded Pepperjack cheese
  • 1 ½ Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Refried Beans
  • 1 cup Corn removed from the cob
  • 1 cup shredded chicken or carnitas

To Garnish

  • Sliced Jalapenos Sliced Green Onions, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo


  • Pre-heat gas or charcoal grill over medium heat.
  • Arrange the chips on a large sheet pan. Evenly distribute the cheese, refried beans, corn and chicken making sure each chip is coated with some cheese and equal parts of all the toppings. Transfer the sheet pan on the grill and cover. Let the cheese melt. Once the cheese has melted, remove the sheet pan carefully and add little spoonfuls of the garnishes on top. Serve immediately.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Heather Christo

    Yes Please! I could take down that whole tray on my own!

  2. naomi

    Um, this and a cold beer – done! Obviously I love this and it will have to be made!

  3. Monika

    Wow! I am behind the times – love the grill tray and of course what is on it!! I think I need one of these in my life!

  4. JL Toll

    I have dinner for eight would like help in a successful night , thinking of doing racks of lamb as main with roasted roots and green veg +red currant jue, so an easy tasteful starter would be good fish maybe

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  8. moderndaygf

    Yum, yum, yum! Yes please this looks so delicious! I can probably take this down by myself sitting on the couch in my onesie and watching my favorite rom com.

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  10. Chrysanthemum

    A delicious Sunday night snack/meal. A nice change from the red salsa mixture I often make.