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Irish Nachos

Irish nachos
Irish Nachos is associated with Ireland in name only but was invented in one of the Emerald Isle's colonies, Chicago, Illinois at a pub called McGee's at 950 West Webster Street.

I've always considered McGee's to be the Valhalla of bar food. Their burgers and wings are worthy of the gods. However, it wasn't until my friend George told me about his annual pilgrimage from Houston to Chicago just to visit McGee's, that I learned about Irish Nachos. Since then, I've been making the same pilgrimage and you should too.

Ingredients:
Waffle fries (I used 22 ounce bag of Ore-Ida frozen)
Chili (I use 1 can of Hormel with beans and meat)
1 and 3/4 cups of sharp cheddar cheese (about 7 ounces)
1/2 cup of jalapenos from a jar
1/2 cup green onions, diced
1/4 cup black olive slices
2 roma tomatoes, diced
3/4 cup guacamole
3/4 cup sour cream

Preparation:
  1. Heat chili over low heat.
  2. Bake waffle fries on a baking pan according to directions on bag (usually about 20 minutes at 450 degrees) .
  3. Remove pan of fries from the oven and cover them with the chili, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos. Return pan to the oven.
  4. After cheese has completely melted (about 5 minutes), remove pan from oven and top nachos with guacamole, sour cream, black olives, tomatoes, and green onions.
  5. Serve the Irish Nachos hot.
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