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We may have Christmas on the brain, but we know that everyday life doesn’t stop just because the festive season is approaching.

So, what better inspiration for some fun family-friendly dinners than National Nacho Day… yep, that’s an actual thing!

Celebrated every year on November 6th, this year this Macho Day falls on a Monday, giving you the perfect reason to kick off the week with a delicious plate of nachos.

How do you load yours?

Classic nachos, served with guacamole, salsa and melted cheese, is always a winner. But for us, loaded nachos take the crown.

A dish that was made for sharing with family and friends, for us the magic of nachos comes with the right topping.

First up, chicken. Whether you add some Mexican spice or a simple dusting of paprika, some grilled chicken breasts cut into strips added to your nachos before your grated cheese makes this more than a starter. It has the makings of a main. Simply add some refried beans or a warm salad of greens with a spicy dressing.

Want to make your nachos a bit more macho? Add some chunky beef strips to your toppings. Add a seasoning of your choice before frying them off – we love adding a splash of Stokes original BBQ sauce – and adding them to your topped nachos.

There’s even an option for pork lovers – for a cheeky American twist on our nachos, why not add some crisped-up strips of smoked bacon? We love using rashers for this but if you fancy a slightly meatier option, back bacon works well too.

A dish with historical significance… sort of

While the exact origin of National Nacho Day is unclear, it is believed to have been created by nacho enthusiasts who wanted even more of an excuse to celebrate this beloved snack. Nachos themselves have a fascinating history, with their creation often attributed to Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, a Mexican chef who invented the dish in the 1940s.

Over the years, National Nacho Day has gained popularity as a day to indulge in cheesy goodness and share the nacho love with others.

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