Leftover Burgers into Cheeseburger Nachos

Hosting parties and gathering is something I love to do.  I love getting people together for birthdays, anniversaries, a football game or, most recently, a baby shower!  My newest niece was actually born today and I am currently sitting in the library across from the hospital waiting for the “OK” text to pack it up and visit her (and her parents, too, I guess….who are we kidding, I want to hold that baby!).

A few weeks ago, I hosted a baby sprinkle to celebrate.  If you follow me on any sort of social media platform, you already know this (if you DON’T follow me, you should.  I’m fun).  What you don’t know, if that I pulled a typical ‘me’ move and got way too much food.  I’d rather have leftovers than not have enough, right? So we were left with about 20 extra cheeseburgers, cooked and ready to eat.  We noshed on leftovers for a while but there’s only so many cheeseburgers a person can eat.  So we started coming up with inventive ways to finish them off.  I’d like to introduce you to the Cheeseburger Nacho.

Leftover Hamburger Recipe

Ingredients (these are really very flexible):

4 leftover burgers (already cooked) chopped

1 bag of tortilla chips

2 cups shredded cheese

1/2 cup pickles chopped

1/2 onion chopped

1 tomato diced

1/2 cup lettuce shredded

Other toppings such as jalapenos, olives, ketsup/mustard or sour cream are optional (and delicious)!

 

Line a baking sheet with tin foil and dump out the chips.  Spread them out evenly in one layer.  Sprinkle chopped up hamburgers over top of the chips and follow that with the shredded cheese and onions.  Save the pickles, tomato and lettuce to top the nachos later.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for approximately 10 minutes.  Remember, everything is already cooked.  Baking is simply to heat everything up (cook the onions just a bit) and melt the cheese.

Leftover Burgers into Nachos

Top the nachos with the last three ingredients and serve warm!  This will remind you of a burger but won’t make you sick after eating burgers for days…