Screw Sliders; Make Game Day Nachos

Helllo! It's game day, and I'm saying screw the sliders. Here's my latest recipe and first for this year on the blog for my Fully Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos.

Yessss to my new camera!! It is such a game changer, and that's why I had to bring in the new year with my first post right. So jump into this recipe now!

Fully Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos

Honey Mustard Pita Nachos

1 heaping tablespoon mustard

¼ cup olive oil

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped

1 – 12 oz. package pita (6 loaves)

1 tablespoon honey

Cheeseburger Topping

8 slices of bacon

½ white onion, thinly sliced

1 lb. ground beef

½ cup favorite barbecue sauce

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon garlic powder

4 cups cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon diced jalapenos

1. Pita: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Whisk together mustard, olive oil, salt, and parsley. Cut the pita like a pizza making 8 wedges. Place the wedges in a large bowl and drizzle the herb mustard oil over top. With your hands or a spatula, toss everything around to coat evenly. Spread them in one layer over a sheet pan. Set aside. (I put on food grade gloves and went to work.)

(Why pita? Thicker than nachos to give that bun feel. Can stand up to all the meat and toppings and stay crispy.)

2. Cheeseburger Topping: Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Set aside to drain on a paper towel. Next, cook the sliced onions in the bacon fat for 5 minutes until softened, and set them aside with the bacon. Pour the bacon fat into a heat-safe bowl.

3. Bake the pita for 15 minutes. Watch them carefully after 12 minutes. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, cook the ground beef seasoned with barbecue sauce, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder, until browned through. Remove the pita. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons honey immediately out the oven.

4. Cover the chips with half the cheese. Top with beef, bacon, onions, and the remaining cheese. Bake for 5 minutes until the cheese is all melted. Top with other favorite burger toppings. Serve straight out of the cookie sheet.

***Pictured are pickles and tomatoes.

No forming patties.

No need to cook each to perfection.

No standing at the stove until each are cooked.

A great variation is using fries as your base! Here's a great tool to give your fries some pizzazz!

Guests can still personalize their nachos even if you just want to top baked pita chips with beef and cheese. Get creative. Do this or your own thing- who cares as long as you and your family are having fun and being fed.

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