Irish Nachos with Guinness & Irish Cheddar Sauce

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INGREDIENT

  • FOR THE POTATO CHIPS:
  • 2 Pounds of potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices (patted dry)
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • Salt, pepper & cayenne (to taste)
  • FOR THE MEAT LAYER:
  • 1 Pound of chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 3 Cloves garlic, chopped
  • FOR THE GUINNESS IRISH CHEDDAR SAUCE:
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1.5 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Cup Guinness or other Irish stout
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. Brown sugar
  • 2 Cups Irish cheddar or aged white cheddar, shredded
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • FOR THE IRISH NACHOS:
  • 1 Cup tomato, diced
  • 1/4 Cup red or green onion, diced
  • 1/4 Cup pickled jalapeño, sliced or diced
  • 1 Large avocado, mashed with 1 Tbsp. lime juice (seasoned with salt)
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, torn

Directions

For the Potato Chips:

  1. Spread the potato slices out on one or more greased baking sheets. Spray or drizzle with the oil and season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.
  2. Bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until golden brown and crispy on both sides (about 10-15 minutes per side) and set aside.

For the Meat Layer:

  1. Cook the sausage and onion in a pan over medium-high heat, breaking the sausage up as you go, until the sausage is browned and the onions are tender (about 8 to 10 minutes).
  2. Create a well in the middle of the pan and add the garlic. Let it cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds) and mix it into the meat before removing from heat and setting aside.

For the Guinness Irish Cheddar Sauce:

  1. Melt the better in a pan over medium heat and cook until it is bubbling and turns a light golden brown (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  2. Add the flour and cook until it turns a light golden brown (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  3. Add the Guinness, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and sugar. Cook, while stirring, until it thickens (about 2-3 minutes).
  4. Add the cheese and cook until it melts (about 3 to 4 minutes). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.

For the Nachos:

  1. Assemble the nachos by placing the potato slices down on the serving dish. Top with the cheese sauce, meat, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, avocado, sour cream and cilantro.
  • Tip: Use a mandolin to slice the potatoes.
  • Option: Instead of the Mexican chorizo sausage, Irish or English sausage ("bangers") fit the theme. Hot Italian sausages are also a tasty alternative.
  • Option: Instead of using sausage, use shredded corned beef or bacon.
  • Option: Replace the avocado with 1 cup of guacamole.
  • Option: Use your other favorite nacho toppings.