Onion Ring Nachos

Overflowing with cheese and perfectly crunchy 🤤


Total time: 60 minutes

Ingredients for 2 people

2 onions

Flour for coating

2 cups beer, divided

2 cups sparkling water

1 1/2 cups cornstarch

1 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp flour, divided

1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

2 1/2 tsp garlic powder

2 1/2 tsp onion powder

2 1/2 tsp cayenne powder

2 1/2 tsp sugar

1 egg

6 cups frying oil

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 green bell pepper

1/2 yellow bell pepper

2 smoked sausages

Salt to taste

3 cups grated cheddar

12 tortilla chips

Step 1/5

Cut the onions in half crosswise with a zigzag cut as seen in the video. Separate the layers so that you have 6 onion "bowls". Coat evenly in flour and set aside.

Step 2/5

Next prepare the batter. In a large bowl, add 1 1/2 cups beer and sparkling water. Then mix in the cornstarch, 1 1/2 cups flour, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne powder, granulated sugar, and egg.

Step 3/5

Next coat the onion ring bowls in the batter and deep fry them in hot oil until they are golden brown. Place on a cooling rack and set aside.

Step 4/5

In a frying pan cook the diced bell peppers with the olive oil. Then add in the smoked sausage slices with a little bit of salt. Let cook several minutes, then turn heat to low while preparing the cheese sauce.

Step 5/5

In a saucepan add in 1/2 cup beer, 1 tbsp flour, and cheddar cheese. Mix until you have a nice thick sauce. Then place the onion ring bowls on a serving plate and add 2 tortilla chips to each one. Top with warm cheese sauce and the sauteed veggie mix. Serve and enjoy!