Cheesy Waffle Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 12 sprigs thyme
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 7 slices American cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated smoked gouda
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 diced red onion
  • 4 ounces diced bacon
  • 2 sliced jalapeƱos

Directions:

For waffles:
  • In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar). In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients (eggs, buttermilk, milk, olive oil, vanilla). Pour wet onto dry, mix with whisk, add cheese. 
  • Cook waffle in a hot, oiled waffled iron for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from iron.
     
For bacon:
  • Dice bacon, cook in pan on medium heat for 8-10 minutes, constantly moving with a wooden spoon. Remove and drain, reserve fat. 
     
For cheese sauce:
  • Collect ingredients. In a large pot, cook butter, shallots, and thyme until translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk in American cheese slices and smoked gouda.
     
Build the nachos:
  • Cut waffles into wedge pieces. Place pieces in a bowl, add cheese sauce, bacon, Monterey jack cheese, sour cream, red onion, more bacon, jalapeƱos, and Sriracha maple.

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