Bacon Up® Loaded Potato Tot Nacho Bar
Food and Drink

Courtesy of Bacon Up® Bacon Grease

Bacon Up® Loaded Potato Tot Nacho Bar

"Amp up traditional nachos and make them something special by using potato tots. Bacon Up® brings even more great flavor. Perfect game-day grub for the next football watching party!"

Equipment

Large Pot, Deep Fryer, OR Baking Sheet

If frying in pot or fryer, you’ll need a Fry Basket

Small Saucepan

Jar with Lid (to refrigerate Pickled Jalapeños)

Small Bowl with Lid (to mix and refrigerate Sriracha Crema)

Cast Iron Skillet or Baking Sheet

 

Potato Tot Nachos

Bacon Up® Bacon Grease amount varies on whether you’re frying or baking

1 bag Frozen Potato Tots

1 cup Chili with beans homemade or your favorite canned variety

1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese OR Queso

1 medium Red Onion chopped

Pickled Jalapeño (see below)

Cilantro

 

Pickled Jalapeños

4 Jalapeños sliced

1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 cup Water

1 clove Garlic sliced

1 Tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Sea Salt

 

Sriracha Crema

1/2 cup Sour Cream

2 Tbsp Sriracha

1 Lime juiced

to taste Sea Salt

Pickled Jalapeños: In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, garlic, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil. Add the sliced jalapeños to the pickling mixture, stirring well. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. Transfer jalapeños to a jar and enough liquid to cover. With lid on, refrigerate until ready to use.

Sriracha Crema: Mix sour cream, sriracha, sea salt and lime juice together in a small bowl. Allow it to sit, unrefrigerated, for 90 minutes Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Potato Tot Nachos (Fried): Preheat oven to 450°F. Add to a large pot of deep fryer enough Bacon Up® Bacon Grease to fry in. Heat to 375°F. Slowly drop a basket of Potato Tots into the grease and cook for 3 minutes. Drain tots onto a paper towel, sprinkle on salt and transfer to a cast iron skillet or baking pan. Repeat until all tots are finished.

Spread tots in a single layer, then add heated chili to the tots and top with shredded cheddar or drizzled queso. Place back into the 450°F oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Garnish with pickled jalapeños, red onion, cilantro and Sriracha crema. Serve and enjoy!

Notes: Don’t want to FRY?  Bake with Bacon Up! Preheat the oven to 450°F. Melt a couple of tablespoons of Bacon Up on a cookie sheet. Layer the potato tots on the baking sheet and toss around until well covered. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until crispy. Proceed to top and garnish with your favorites, as above.

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