Brew House Nachos!

Let me start off by saying – these are NOT diet friendly! But if you are looking for a decadent and delicious cheater meal – these Brew House Nachos are for you. When you think of nachos at a brewery – you think of a mountain of deliciousness – and that’s what this is!

Brew House Nachos

There are a number of elements about these nachos that make them different than your typical nachos. It’s what I call a “four burner meal” – which means you will likley have all four burners of the stove going at once. For starters, they use fresh made potato chips instead of tortilla chips. And instead of a gooey orange cheese topping – you get fresh made Bleu Cheese Beer sauce. Then there is the BACON! Are you drooling yet? Because I know I am writing this recipe for these Brew House Nachos

You could of course make these a little simpler – buy using store bought potato chips and precooked bacon bits. But the potato chips you make in this recipe are a combination of crispy true chips and potatoes rounds that are a little softer.

Brew House Nachos

These were inspired by a trip to an amazing Brewery in Bend, OR that we have visited a number of times over the years. They have an ever changing menu but it is always – I MEAN ALWAYS – absolutely delicious.

If you are looking for a healthier nacho recipe you could always try my Sweet Pepper Nachos!


Brew House Nachos

When you think of nachos at a brewery – you think of a mountain of deliciousness – and that's what this is!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, cheese, nachos, potato, steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 Jalapeno sliced in coins
  • 1 lb Bacon cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 3 Scallions sliced

For the Potatoes

  • 4 Russet Potatoes sliced into ¼-in rounds
  • 2 cup Cooking Oil
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • ½ tbsp Salt

For the Steak

  • lb Steak carne asada style
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Parsley

For Bleu Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Flour AP or Wheat
  • 6 oz Beer – Lager
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Bleu Cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded


  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Heat oil to 400deg.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add bacon and cook until crispy. Remove to paper towel covered plate to drain excess grease.
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add oil for steak. Sprinkle steak seasonings over steak and add to pan. Cook, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine brown sugar, garlic, salt, paprika and parsley. Begin frying potato rounds in batches, cooking until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove them to a paper towel covered sheet pan. Then put them in a large bowl and toss with brown sugar mixture until evenly coated.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and garlic powder. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Still whisking, pour in lager and continue to stir for 2 more minutes. Whisk in chicken broth and heavy cream and cook another 3 minutes then add cheeses by the handful, stirring to incorporate each time. Reduce to low heat until ready to plate
  • Now build the nachos: On a large plate, start with a layer of potatoes. Sprinkle with steak, then ladle on bleu cheese sauce, then bacon then shredded cheese and last jalapenos and scallions. You can make this family style on a large platter or individually on regular dinner plates.

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9 thoughts on “Brew House Nachos!

  1. Debra Klein – Life is crazy hectic...for everyone....but that's no excuse not to feed yourself and your family well. I am a health coach and personal trainer....the fusion between the two is where vitality lives.
    Debra Klein says:

    Brew house, indeed!

  2. Chef Dennis – Kissimmee, Florida – My name is Dennis Littley or “Chef Dennis” as I’m known both at work and across the blogosphere. As a classically trained chef with 40+ years of experience in the kitchen, I share my time-tested recipes, knowledge, and chef tips to help you create easy-to-make restaurant-quality meals in your home kitchen.
    Chef Dennis says:

    This Brew House Nachos recipe is the bomb!

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