Awesome Irish Nachos


This is a fun version of nachos, using waffle fries instead of tortilla chips. Every year at our annual St. Patrick's Day party, this is the first appetizer to go!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (14 ounce) package frozen waffle fries

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes

  • ½ cup sliced black olives

  • ½ cup sliced jalapeno peppers

  • 3 leaves romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream, or to taste

  • 3 tablespoons guacamole, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Arrange waffle fries in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until light golden in color, 12 to 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess grease. Stir in taco seasoning and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more.

  5. Transfer baked fries to a 9x13-inch baking pan. Spread ground beef evenly over fries. Cover beef with cheese.

  6. Return to the oven until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven and garnish with tomatoes, olives, jalapenos, and lettuce. Dollop sour cream and guacamole on top.

Cook's Notes:

Use 1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce instead of romaine, if preferred.

Use jarred jalapenos if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
23g Fat
18g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 758mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 211mg 16%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 452mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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