Beer Brat Nachos
For the beer brats:
Johnsonville bratwurst sausages
such as Pabst
For the Beer Cheese:
beer brat liquid
For the Nachos:
large bag tortilla chips
or as needed
shredded cheddar cheese
drained and chopped and heated up
sliced banana peppers
sliced cherry tomatoes
Preheat oven to 350F.
Braise the bratwurst
Brown the brats in the oil then add the onion, garlic and beer.
Simmer the brats until cooked through and tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool.
Make the beer cheese
To make the beer cheese, melt the butter in a skillet and whisk in the flour.
Add 2 cups cold milk and half cup of whatever beer remained in the brat pan along with the mustard.
Whisk over low heat until mixture comes to a boil, then boil one minute to thicken.
Remove pan from heat and add the cheese, continuing to whisk and melt it; set aside.
Build the nachos
Dice up brats into crumbly pieces.
Place an initial layer of chips on a pan and load half the toppings, but not the sour cream or scallions, or tomatoes.
Cover with more chips then the rest of the toppings, except the cold toppings I mentioned.
Bake in the oven about five minutes to melt the cheese, then add the sour cream, scallions and tomatoes.
From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
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