Cheeseburger Nachos – nachos kicked up with waffle fries and mashed up with all the cheeseburger fixings you love.
Can we go ahead and make nachos a food group? This is a legit question from my 11-year-old. By legit, I mean, I fully support this. It’s veggie filled and dairy laden. Why not?
All kidding aside, this is a game day winner for my boys and me. They are all about this, well, minus the lettuce for the toddler—green isn’t his favorite food color.
But since we are on the subject of lettuce, here’s the key to keeping the texture of it (1) sprinkle it on at the end (2) make sure to use the crunchiest part. That means peel away the first few layers that tend to be the softest and will wilt as it sits on a hot bed of gooey cheese and ground beef.
Now that we have that all worked out, let’s talk about the remaining components. The waffle fries are store bought, but have at it if you want to make them from scratch. The ground beef is seasoned, but you can skip that if you are short on time—albeit the overall flavor will be a little flatter. The burger sauce is a copy cat recipe of In and Out’s (minus the sweet relish add-in). The sauce is totally optional, but I think it really pulls everything together.
There you have it — cheeseburger nachos in less time than it takes to read the stats and place your friendly football wagers for the weekend.