National Nachos Day is celebrated annually on November 6th. This day is dedicated to the delicious dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. There is no single recipe for this dish, but you can make it with chicken, beef, salsa, beans, and cheese.
The history of nachos dates back to 1943, when wives of soldiers in the Mexican city of Piedras Negras decided to go to a local restaurant. Though the restaurant was closed, the chef kindly accepted the guests and used what he had available in the kitchen – tortillas and cheese. He cut the tortillas into triangles and added cheese and ground pepper. This is how the dish was born and was named after the chef, Ignacio Nacho Anaya.
- Today, nachos are served with cheese sauce at baseball games at Arlington Stadium.
- The dish became popular in the United States in 1978, when famous sportscaster Howard Cosell mentioned it on his show.
- The city of Piedras Negras still celebrates National Nachos Day with live music, competitions, entertainment, and cultural events.
- This is the perfect appetizer for any party, especially Christmas Day, Super Bowl, and the Fourth of July.
- Nachos can be enjoyed with any sauce, such as guacamole, hot sauce, marinated mozzarella, or hummus.
How to take part
If you want to celebrate National Nachos Day, you can organize a party and cook different nachos for your friends. Alternatively, you can announce a competition where everyone brings their own nacho dish and the guests decide on the best recipe. Another way to take part is to visit a movie theater or a football game and get some nachos to enjoy the show. For the best results, make sure the nachos are spread in one layer on a baking sheet and the cheese covers each triangle.
When is National Nachos Day celebrated in 2023?
National Nachos Day is observed on November 6 each year.