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Brisket Waffle Fry Nachos.

Brisket Waffle Fry Nachos

  • Author: fancifuleats
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These Brisket Waffle Fry Nachos are wonderfully indulgent and perfect for entertaining and special occasions. They’re made with a simple homemade queso and topped with cooked brisket and the works!



For the Waffle Fries:

  • 2 22-oz/623 g bags frozen waffle fries
  • 1 cup (170 g) cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Heaping 1/2 cup (66 g) red onion, finely diced
  • 2 jalapeños, deseeded and finely diced
  • 3/4 cup (24 g) cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 pound (226 g) cooked brisket, diced
  • Mexican crema or regular sour cream, for serving

For the Queso:

  • 1 tbsp (14 g) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (33 g) yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded and diced
  • 8 oz (226 g) block American cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) whole milk


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven and bake the waffle fries according to package instructions.*
  2. Meanwhile, prep and chop all the toppings (tomatoes, red onion, jalapeños, cilantro, and brisket). If you’re using cold leftover brisket, reheat it in the microwave or on the stove.
  3. To make the queso, melt the unsalted butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the yellow onions and diced jalapeño, sautéing until softened.
  4. Add the cheese along with half the milk and whisk until melted. Slowly whisk in the remaining milk, mixing until smooth. It will thicken more as it cools.
  5. To assemble the fries, top them with the cooked brisket and queso followed by the tomatoes, red onion, jalapeños, and cilantro. Drizzle with Mexican crema or sour cream and enjoy right away.


Waffle Fries: The temperature and bake time could vary depending on the brand. We baked ours at 425°F (220°C) for about 25 minutes. 

The longer queso sits, the thicker it gets. To revive it, just heat it back up on the stove or in the microwave. If you find that it’s still too thick, add a splash of milk.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 487
  • Sugar: 6.1 g
  • Sodium: 1189.5 mg
  • Fat: 26 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48 g
  • Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 14.9 g

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