We love when our favorite foods team up. These nachos are layered deep with all the fixings of a classic cheeseburger—ground beef, bacon, plenty of cheese, and an added drizzle of your favorite flavor of our sauce—and topped with fresh green onion and spicy jalapenos. This recipe calls for an oven, but if you're outside or tailgating, pop these on the grill or smoker and enjoy the melty goodness.
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1 pound of ground beef
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 C. + 1/4 C. Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce (your favorite flavor), divided
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 bag of tortilla chips
3 scallions, the green part only, sliced thinly
1 jalapeno, sliced
1 C. mild cheddar cheese, shredded*
1 C. white cheddar, shredded*
*For maximum cheese flavor and the best melt, shred your own cheese.
Preheat oven to broil.
Caramelize the onions: Saute onions on medium low in 1 Tbsp. of olive oil until they become soft and turn a caramel color, about 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Brown the ground beef. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Drain excess fat. Stir in 1 C. of Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce and 1 Tbsp. of worcestershire.
Nacho Assembly: Spread a layer of chips in a sheet pan. Top with 1/2 the BBQ ground beef. Layer with 1/2 of the caramelized onions over the top, followed by 1/2 of the crumbled bacon. Sprinkle with 1/2 C. mild cheddar cheese and 1/2 C. white cheddar cheese. Continue to create layers of chips and toppings.
Place nachos under the broiler for 4 minutes. Set a timer and stay close by—you don't want to burn the nachos.
Drizzle nachos with the remaining 1/4 C. of Head Country Bar-B-Q sauce. Serve with scallions and jalapenos. Enjoy!
PRO TIP: Try these toppings layered with waffle fries in place of tortilla chips.