Pastrami nachos

pastrami nachos

If you go into any self-respecting deli in NYC, you'll find a pastrami sandwich on the menu. There's multiple ways to make one, but the base is great quality pastrami preferably made in-house. Some prefer mustard, others Russian dressing. Onions and cheese is optional. Sometimes pickles are served on the sandwich itself or on the side.

pastrami nachos

This recipe is obviously inspired by a pastrami sandwich, but a really epic one with all the fixings. Think if you didn't have to choose just one cheese or topping. We've got swiss fondue, shredded cheddar, grilled onions, Russian dressing sour cream, and the pastrami of course! What does this extravagant nacho recipe call for? A football game, duh!

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pastrami nachos

Pastrami nachos

  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 13.5 oz. bag of tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked pastrami, chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons Russian dressing
  • 2 tablespoons chives

Start by grilling the onions on a griddle pan or electric griddle. You can also sauté ‘em! The goal is the soften the onions. Set them aside once translucent. 

To make the swiss fondue start by melting the butter in a medium-sized pot. Once the butter melts add the flour, stirring until the mixture comes together into a paste.

At this point add the half and half bit by bit stirring between each addition. Be patient, adding more half and half once the previous addition thickens. You’ll want the mixture to coat the back of a spoon once you’ve added all the half and half to the pot. Finish by stirring in the swiss cheese. Set aside.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lay the tortilla chips in an even layer on a large parchment-lined baking tray. Pour the swiss fondue evenly over top. Sprinkle the grilled onions, cheddar cheese and pastrami over top too.

Bake the nachos in the oven for around 5 minutes or until the cheddar cheese is completely melted.

While the nachos are in the oven stir the sour cream together with the Russian dressing. 

Remove the nachos from the oven. Dot the nachos with the Russian dressing sour cream and sprinkle the chives all over.

pastrami nachos
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