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Irish Pub-Style Potato Nachos are an Irish twist of popular comfort food. Potato fries form the base for shredded roast, cheese, and more!

Irish Pub-Style Potato Nachos

I have what I call Encore Dish recipes. Basically, they are my Cook-Once-Eat-Twice strategy for completely transforming leftovers into an new and exciting ‘Encore’ meal.

This is the Encore Dish to that super easy Two Pack Slow Cooker Roast. A little planning can save you a lot of time in the kitchen and a lot of money that you won’t have to spend going through the drive-through.

The thing about nachos is they’re great when you have leftovers. You can easily customize them to your personal preference. Finally, they can be made quickly and easily!

I started with crispy, seasoned potato waffles fries. Next, I loaded them with hearty, juicy roast and melty cheese. These aren’t your typical nachos, but they delicious. This is a great way to use leftover beef roast.

Irish Pub-Style Potato Nachos


They’re nachos made with waffle fries instead of tortilla chips. Then they’re topped with roast beef (or corned beef if you prefer), cheese, onions, sour cream, and whatever else you want to load on top!

I’m sure these are authentic Irish pub food. However, in America, a lot of Irish-themed bars serve these.


Irish Nachos are very easy to make.

  • They start with frying or baking waffle fries.
  • Next, I used leftover Slow Cooker Beef Roast. (I always make extra roast for either hoagies or nachos.) Alternatively, you can use corned beef.
  • I made gravy from the roast drippings because I like messy, gooey, as well as cheesy nachos. But you can skip the gravy if you want.
  • Once you cook the fries and gravy, you’ll build the nachos by layering the fries, roast, gravy, cheese, green onions, and any other toppings that you want in an oven-safe pan.
  • Place the nachos in the oven and cook until the cheese melts and they are heated through.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The hardest part of this recipe is already done by using leftover roast!

Irish Pub-Style Potato Nachos


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Irish Pub-Style Potato Nachos

Irish Pub-Style Potato Nachos

This nachos are an Irish twist of popular comfort food. Potato fries form the base for shredded roast, cheese, and more! They can be an entree, snack, or appetizer.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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  • 22 ounces waffle fries baked or cooked per package instructions
  • 2 cups Slow Cooker Roast shredded, I used this recipe
  • 1-2 cups brown gravy recipe below
  • 2 cups cheddar/Colby cheese shredded
  • 3 Tablespoons green onions You could also use diced yellow or red onions
  • Optional: sautéed green or red peppers caramelized onions

Brown Gravy

  • 4 Tablespoon vegetable shortening you can also add fat from the roast
  • 4 Tablespoon self-rising flour
  • 2 cups liquid from roast beef stock, or water
  • salt and pepper to taste.


  • Preheat oven per instructions on the bag of fries. Bake fries according to package.
  • While the fries are cooking, place roast in foil and heat in the oven.
  • Next, prepare the gravy.

For Gravy

  • Heat a medium-size skillet on medium-high heat. Add shortening (or fat) to the skillet and allow it to melt. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 minutes until flour is lightly browned. Add salt and pepper (I use about 1/4 tsp each, but add to your liking) then add liquid from the roast or beef stock. (Obviously, the roast broth or beef stock will add more flavor.) Whisk and cook until the gravy begins to get thick.
  • Serve immediately over Roast and Potato Nachos.

Build the nachos

  • Layer fries, roast, gravy, cheese, then optional toppings. Place in the oven until cheese melts. Serve immediately.


Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 3mg
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