BBQ White Queso Nachos: A weeknight meal that your family will die for. Easily switch out the type of meat that you have on hand, and meal planning just got a little easier.
Every once in a while, I get the urge to clean out my freezer, and experiment in the kitchen with only what I have on hand. (Does anyone else do that, or am I a little crazy?)
The culprit is, that I’ll make a trip the grocery store, see an ingredient and think
Ohhh! I’ll grab X, and make X this week.
Only to get home and realize that I forgot the other ingredients that I would need to make X, so I’ll just stick, what I bought in the freezer, and save it for later.
A few trips like that to the grocery store, and I have so many odds and ends taking up precious space in the freezer. So about once a month, I get my chef hat on, and get to work.
BBQ White Queso Nachos
So why did I go on about my freezer and experimenting? Because bbq white queso nachos were created from this very thing! Every year, my parents give us part of a cow (I grew up on a cattle farm, and I’m spoiled rotten when it comes to beef) and the chuck roast has been begging to be used somehow, before the next shipment of beef comes.
I’m not a HUGE fan of your typical roast recipe (I know, I’m non-American probably) so if I can find other ways to use it, I will. Hence… the delicious chunks of BBQ beef that you’re looking at in this picture…
Because I DO love sticking a roast in a crockpot, I did just that… and a few hours later, took the roast out, pulled it off of the bone, and coated it in BBQ sauce.
So what does that look like for you, for a busy weeknight? Put your roast in the slow cooker before you leave for work, and when you get home, pull the meat off of the bone, and tear/cut in to little pieces. Toss with BBQ sauce, and your have the delicious protein to top your nachos with!
Where’s the beef?
Now my favorite part of this recipe is that you can switch out any type of meat that you have on hand, or prefer. Say you have a rotisserie chicken that you need to use. Rip the meat off of that baby and coat it with BBQ sauce, throw it over some chips and cheese, and chow down. But let me tell you a little more about what I put on mine, to make it incredibly delish…
BBQ White Queso Nachos
- 1 block white queso Velveeta
- 2- 3 Tablespoons milk or desired amount for preferred texture
- 1 cup cooked beef can substitute with chicken, shrimp, or preferred meat
- 1/2-1 cup BBQ sauce
- green onion chopped
- 1 tomato chopped
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- According to package directions, melt your white queso and milk in the microwave.
- In a separate bowl, generously coat your cooked meat with BBQ (The more the better, in my opinion)
- On a large platter or individual plates, place a layer of tortilla chips.
- Pour melted white queso over the top of the chips.
- Top with additional ingredients that you desire.
Want additional toppings for your nachos?
If you’d love more ideas for toppings for your nachos, then you MUST check out the nacho bar that I styled for a birthday party, and see the list of toppings that you can use on your BBQ nachos! Get the topping ideas from this post HERE!
Top these with my famous guacamole recipe, and you may just fall in love.
My family LOVED the bbq white queso nachos, and considering how easy they were, and I was able to use only what I had on hand… it’s now a favorite of mine for weeknights too!