Oh breakfast nachos. I'm not sure if they're really a thing, but this recipe would definitely help to argue otherwise! I received a waffle iron for Mother's Day (yay!), but ironically the first thing I made in it was not a waffle. I made the delicious hash brown base to this wonderful pile of deliciousness that I am calling breakfast nachos.
I grew up in upstate/western New York where a thing called a garbage plate lives. The concept of the garbage plate is genius, but the actual result is a messy, unhealthy, heart-attack-on-a-plate that I have no interest in participating in any more (don't get me wrong, I enjoyed plenty of garbage plates back in the day and enjoyed every minute of it!). The base of a garbage plate can be any combination of home fries, hash browns, potato salad, macaroni salad, french fries, baked beans, etc. Then its topped with any combination of two meats; hot dog, cheeseburger, hamburger, chicken breast, and even though its not a meat, I think theres even a grilled cheese option. Mix that with ketchup, meat hot sauce, mustard, onions and you have yourself a garbage plate. I feel my cholesterol rising just writing this! While these breakfast nachos were developed off a similar concept, there is no animal cruelty involved and you certainly won't go into cardiac arrest after eating it!