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Waffle Nachos Recipe

Crispy Waffle Nachos

Dax Phillips
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizers, Brunch
Cuisine Nachos
Servings 1


  • Ingredients for the Waffle:
  • 1 cup of Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete pancake mix
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • Ingredients for the Nachos:
  • 1 cup of shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup of cooked corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked ground seasoned ground beef
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3 slices of cooked bacon crumbled (reserve some of the bacon grease and keep the skillet)
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 whole Jalapeño thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • your favorite hot sauce to your liking
  • waffle iron


  • Now if you want to take the easy route and use up frozen Eggo brand waffles, so be it, but if you have a waffle iron, then make your own. They are better, and better is good.
  • Start by mixing your waffle ingredients, and mix until everything is incorporated. Add in half of the cooked and crumbled bacon, and all of the minced garlic, and give another mix. Let this rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Next, heat your waffle iron, on high heat. Spray just a bit of cooking spray onto eat of the griddles.
  • Prepare the rest of your ingredients.
  • Ladle in the waffle batter, close and let the waffle cook. The addition of the melted butter will get these waffles nice and golden crisp.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Once the waffle is fully cooked, and crisp, remove it from the waffle iron, and place into the skillet with some of the reserved bacon grease. We are going to finish this in the oven to get the cheese, and other ingredients nice and warmed through.
  • Start building your waffle nachos.
  • Add most of the the cheese to the top of the waffle, along with the ground beef, red onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, corn, and remaining bacon. Top with any remaining cheese to hold everything together, and place into the preheated oven for about 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted.
  • Remember, use your hot mit to remove the skillet from the oven. Mentally it’s easy to just think you can grab the handle of the skillet, but do not do that!
  • Once removed, slide the waffle onto your serving plate, and finish with the green onions, fresh cilantro, and the hot sauce.