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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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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 – I’m Chef Dennis, join me on my Culinary Journey as I share recipes and stories from my kitchen and adventures around the world. Let me help you create some deliciousness in your kitchen the easy to make recipes I share.
    Chef Dennis says:

    This Brew House Nachos recipe is the bomb!

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