BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos + VIDEO

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 8 servings

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BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos are the best BBQ nachos you’ve ever had! Barbecue sauce, ground beef, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions and all the burger toppings you want. Perfect for movie night or game day! Includes step by step RECIPE VIDEO.


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It’s confession time again.

I need to tell you guys that I’ve failed at nachos.

I know, it’s a little embarrassing. But I figure it’s important for you to know that I would go to the ends of the earth to bring you a fantastic nacho recipe.

Or I would at least make them 3 times.

bbq bacon cheeseburger nachos close up on sheet pan with tomatoes lettuce and green onions

And, you know, it’s funny. The husband didn’t complain at all when we had nachos for lunch 3 times.

So as someone who can make bad nachos, let me give you a few pointers 😉

How to make nachos (BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos!)

  • You want good chip coverage on the bottom of the pan. Choose nice large chips for your bottom layer. You don’t want any of those delicious toppings falling through!
  • Hold the sauce. Even though I like sauce, a lot, I kept the meat fairly dry. I added just enough barbecue sauce to keep the meat moist and give it a nice barbecue flavor. Too saucy meat = soggy chips. Drizzle extra sauce on top for big flavor that’s not going to make your chips mushy!
  • Cheese first. Probably 99.9% of you know this already, but if you put the cheese on the chips and then the toppings, they will all stick together!
hand grabbing a bacon cheeseburger nacho from pan close up

So maybe you’re like me and you haven’t actually made nachos a bazillion times in your life and you might have thought about putting the cheese on top, or maybe you’re already a nacho connoisseur and you just want to laugh at my inexperience, there you have it.

Perfect BBQ nachos.

But is anything perfect without bacon? I think not.

Guys, these are just totally amazing. I mean, cheeseburger NACHOS. And with all that protein, I think they count as a totally balanced meal. Am I right?

If more is more for you, I’d consider slathering them in this nacho cheese sauce before topping. I mean, why not right??

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BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos

3.50 from 4 votes
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos: the best nachos you’ve ever had! Barbecue sauce, ground beef, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions and all the burger toppings you want. Perfect for movie night or game day!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Servings 8 servings
Calories 375cal


  • 150 grams Large tortilla chips about ½ large bag
  • 4 slices bacon chopped and cooked until crisp
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup + ⅓ cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Green onion lettuce and tomato as garnish if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium pan, combine ground beef, onion, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until browned (drain off any excess grease). Stir in ⅛ cup barbecue sauce. Set aside.
  • Pour ⅓ cup barbecue sauce into a small sandwich bag and set aside.
  • Line baking sheet with a single layer tortilla chips, careful not to leave too much space between chips. Sprinkle with half of cheese, half of the beef mixture, and half of the bacon. Snip a small corner off of the bag with the barbecue sauce and drizzle half over the first layer of nachos.
  • Top with another single layer of chips, and sprinkle with remaining cheese, beef, and bacon. Drizzle with remaining sauce.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until toppings are warm and cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with green onion, lettuce and tomato as desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 375cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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  1. Jessica Holmes says

    Iam seriously in LOVE with this recipe! Cheeseburger nachos? Incredible! So glad you persisted to get the recipe right. I don’t think I would complain about having nachos for lunch three times either! 😉 Perfecto!

  2. Jim D says

    Wow – these look terrific Ashley. And I really do appreciate the tips as someone who has failed at making nachos myself!

  3. Stacey @ Bake Eat Repeat says

    Those nachos look delicious Ashley! I’ve never thought of putting BBQ sauce on nachos, but it sounds amazing!

  4. whiskandshout says

    These look amazing, and I NEVER put cheese first, always my protein (usually beans) and everything falls apart. Why didn’t I think of that before?! 🙂

  5. My Kitchen Craze says

    Well I am glad that you made them 3 times because these look delicious. I wish I could have these for dessert!! I would of never thought of added BBQ sauce. Genius Ashely!! 😉

    • Ashley says

      Haha, this is as close to salad as I get! Though I might have picked some of the lettuce off before eating… 😉

  6. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says

    I just watched the episode of Parks and Recreation where Andy’s band complains because he doesn’t melt the cheese on the nachos he makes for them. I love making nachos. They’re really the perfect snack especially for a crowd. The bbq flavor is totally up my alley. I’d probably throw a few jalapenos on the chips to spice things up a bit. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Melanie @ Carmel Moments says

    Those look so great Ashley! I’n oldest adores nachos and I’m sure he’d love this twist! Looks fabulous!
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Danielle says

    All that protein definitely makes these a balance meal for me! I love making homemade nachos and your cheeseburger version sounds amazing, Ashley! Have a great weekend 🙂

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