Irish Nachos with Guinness and Irish Cheddar Sauce

Irish Nachos with Guinness and Irish Cheddar Sauce
I hope that there is time for one last recipe for St Patrick's Day and this one is a good one, Irish nachos in a Guinness and Irish cheddar sauce! Irish nachos are pretty much your regular nachos only they are made with home made potato chips, in this case crispy baked potato chips. The most important part of these nachos is of course the Guinness Irish cheddar sauce or fondue which allows you to get some Guinness right into your meal in addition to washing the nachos down with a pint! The sauce is pretty much a bechamel sauce where the liquid is Guinness which the Irish cheddar mellows out giving you a creamy and tasty sauce. Next up is the meat and I like to go for a spicy Mexican chorizo but any sausage will work and chopped up corned beef or even bacon would also be perfect. From there you can add your favourite nacho toppings and I like fresh tomatoes, onion, avocado, sour cream and cilantro. The perfect pub food for your St Patrick's Day celebration!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Irish Nachos with Guinness and Irish Cheddar Sauce
The Irish nachos being assembled:

Irish Nachos with Guinness and Irish Cheddar Sauce
Irish Nachos with Guinness and Irish Cheddar Sauce

Irish Nachos with Guinness and Irish Cheddar Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 6

Irish style nachos on homemade potato chips with chorizo sausage and a Guinness Irish cheddar sauce.

    For the potato chips:
  • 2 pounds potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices and pat dry
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • salt, pepper, cayenne to taste
  • For the meat layer:
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • For the Guinness Irish cheddar Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup Guinness or other Irish stout
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups Irish cheddar (or aged white cheddar), shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Irish nachos:
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup red or green onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno, sliced or diced
  • 1 large avocado, mashed with 1 tablespoon lime juice and seasoned with salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, torn
    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.
  3. For the meat layer:
  4. 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 8-10 minutes.
  5. Create well in the middle of the pan, add the garlic, let it cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds, and mix it into the meat before removing from heat and setting aside.
  6. For the Guinness Irish cheddar Sauce:
  7. Melt the better in a pan over medium heat and cook until it is bubbling and turns a light golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add the flour and cook until it turns a light golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add the Guinness, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and sugar and cook, while stirring, until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
  10. Add the cheese and cook until it melts about 3-4 minutes.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.
  12. For the Irish nachos:
  13. 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 and enjoy!

Tip: Use a mandolin to slice the potatoes.
Option: Instead of the Mexican chorizo sausage, Irish or English sausage or bangers fit the theme and hot Italian sausages are also good. Use your favourite!
Option: Instead of using sausage, use shredded corned beef or plenty of bacon!
Option: Replace the avocado with 1 cup guacamole.
Option: Use your favourite nacho toppings.
Note: The cook time assumes that you cook the sausage followed by making the cheese sauce while the potatoes are baking.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 623, Fat 39.4g (Saturated 13g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 81mg, Sodium 895mg, Carbs 36g (Fiber 6g, Sugars 5g), Protein 28g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


NotesFromAbroad said...

I love this idea .. clever Irish :)

Ilona K. said...

Looks delicious:)

Jodee Weiland said...

Kevin, this recipe looks so good, and just in time for our St. Patrick's Day celebration! I love your recipes...they are always delicious. Thanks for sharing and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

The Little Ferraro Kitchen said...

Amazing!!! I love all your takes on nachos! And I love the mini slideshow!

Maria said...

These are loaded! Love!

Jeanette said...

Fun take on nachos Kevin - and I love the gif!

Gaby said...

Perfect comfort food!

Heather Christo said...

those are so decadent and delicious looking! I love the mini video!

t said...

i think the next time i'm in the States, i'm going to get fat lol. Delicious.

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Omg these look epic!

vanillasugarblog said...

these should be in ALL Irish pubs!
Kevin you need your own cookbook already!

ashley - baker by nature said...

Holy moly! I always have time for nachos like these babies!

Leslie said...

Ohhhh Kevin. these are like a party on a plate!

Anonymous said...

This is super...we had it for dinner tonight. With a pint of Guinness of course!

Tieghan said...

These are amazing!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

love the gif...

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

Even though St Paddy's Day is done for a year, I still need these! What perfect comfort food! pinned

Maira @ Mesa em Cena said...

Potatoes with chili... how come I never thought of this before? And this Guinness cheddar sauce seemes perfect!!

This is the best combination of Mexican food I've seen. Add the nachos, and it's perfect. Definitely gonna make it this weekend :)

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

LOVE this dish Kevin!!

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