Jess Pryles

BBQ Brisket Tater Tot Nachos

BBQ brisket tater tot nachos
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I’m a great believer in wholesome, hearty meals. Which is not to say everything needs to start with a base of kale (in fact, nothing should ever start with a base of kale…), but rather that it’s easy to create delicious and satisfying dishes from scratch. For example, scratch biscuits or braised beef cheeks over grits.

But life is all about balance, I mean, isn’t that why we have lettuce in our burgers?! So for every time you’ve forced yourself to eat responsibly, sometimes it’s nice to really indulge and treat yourself, and safe to say these BBQ Brisket Tater Tot Nachos fit that bill.

Sure, I could have made tater tot nachos on their own (also known at Totchos), but if you’re going to spoil yourself, then go the whole damn hog. And nothing says “UNLEASH THE FOOD PORN!” like adding in some artfully smoked meats. Enter: Texas smoked brisket.

Obviously, these would make an incredible appetizer or side dish, but I won’t judge you if you grab a fork and eat them to yourself.

tater tot nachos, totchos!

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BBQ Brisket Tater Tot Nachos

Author: Jess Pryles

Ingredients

  • 32oz tater tots
  • 1/3 lb smoked brisket, shredded
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 sliced jalapeno
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Cook the tater tots in the oven according to manufacturers directions. Season with salt if needed.

  2. Preheat oven to 325f/160c

  3. Place the slightly cooled tots into a shallow casserole dish or oven-safe skillet.

  4. Scatter shredded brisket on top, then cheese. Place pan in oven for 15 minutes or until brisket is warm and cheese is melted.

  5. Remove from oven and drizzle over BBQ sauce and sour cream, then top with jalapenos and olives. Serve immediately.

By Jess Pryles

Jess Pryles is a full fledged Hardcore Carnivore. She’s a cook, writer, and TV personality specializing in red meat, with penchant for grilling and bourbon. She's also a respected authority on Texas & competition style barbecue. Born in Australia, she now resides in Austin, Texas.

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