Polish Style Nachos

My husband absolutely loves his Polish food, and he has made me fall in love with it too. We also love nothing more than sharing a big plate of delicious nachos as a snack or even dinner. So this week I decided to combine the two in these incredible Polish style nachos! They were such a fun twist on the classic and fully loaded with big flavors.

The main component of the Polish style nachos was classic kielbasa. I boiled it first as a whole ring, then diced it into manageable pieces. The kielbasa on its own had so much great flavor and texture!
The main component of the Polish style nachos was classic kielbasa. I boiled it first as a whole ring, then diced it into manageable pieces. The kielbasa on its own had so much great flavor and texture! It was finely ground and smokey, which was perfect in this dish.
From there, putting the toppings together for the Polish style nachos was a cinch. It was such an incredible mixture full of onions, sauerkraut, the kielbasa and mustard. I simmered all of that in some beer for even more flavor. Once that was done simmering, I brought it all together with loads of extra sharp cheddar cheese!
From there, putting the toppings together for the Polish style nachos was a cinch. It was such an incredible mixture full of onions, sauerkraut, the kielbasa and two kinds of mustard. I used Dijon for its strong flavor and whole grain mustard for extra texture. I simmered all of that in some beer for even more flavor. Once that was done simmering, I brought it all together with loads of extra sharp cheddar cheese. It smelled so incredible as it melded together.
I scooped a generous portion of those toppings on an equally generous pile of tortilla chips for hubby and I to share. I added chopped dill pickles on top to finish up our delectable snack! This recipe yielded a lot, so I made it easy to reheat leftovers. I kept the toppings, pickles and chips separate. That way I could reheat only the topping before assembling the Polish style nachos. It also meant that we wouldn't have to have soggy chips!
I scooped a generous portion of those toppings on an equally generous pile of tortilla chips for hubby and I to share. I added chopped dill pickles on top to finish up our delectable snack! This recipe yielded a lot, so I made it easy to reheat leftovers. I kept the toppings, pickles and chips separate. That way I could reheat only the topping before assembling the Polish style nachos. It also meant that we wouldn’t have to have soggy chips!

Oh my goodness were we happy with this snack. It was so full of the Polish flavors we love in a really fun nacho package. I loved the way the crispy tortilla chips cut through the really cheesy and savory toppings. Hope you all enjoy it! xoxo

Polish Style Nachos
Polish Style Nachos
5 from 2 votes
Polish Style Nachos
Polish Style Nachos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 6
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 pound kielbasa sausage
  • 1 dash olive oil
  • 1 whole onion thinly sliced
  • 1 can sauerkraut 14.5 oz size
  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 whole kosher dill pickle spears chopped small for sprinkling on top
  • 1 bag tortilla chips 14 oz size
Instructions
  1. First, prepare the kielbasa. Fill a large pot with deep sides about halfway with water and bring it to a boil. Boil the kielbasa for about 30 minutes to cook it through. Then remove it to a cutting board and drain the water from the pan. Turn the heat off temporarily and let the kielbasa cool enough to handle. Then chop the kielbasa into bite sized pieces and set it aside.
  2. Heat the pan up again over medium high heat and add the dash of olive oil. Let the onions soften for a minute in it, then add the sauerkraut with its juices. Let the sauerkraut lightly brown with the onions for a minute, then add in the beer, two mustards, salt and pepper. Add the kielbasa back in too, then let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occassionally. To finish it, stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until it melts in, then take the pan off of the heat.
  3. Fill a platter or separate plates with tortilla chips as desired, then pile generously with the kielbasa mixture. Top the nachos with the chopped pickle and serve immediately! Since this recipe makes a lot, I've devised it so that it is easy to reheat leftovers. Seal any remaining kielbasa mixture in a container and microwave it as needed. Keep the chopped pickles in their own container for topping. Then just pile them on the chips whenever you want a snack!
Polish Style Nachos
Polish Style Nachos

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  1. Ooooh, I’ve never even thought to do this with nachos 🙂 Very yummy twist on a classic combo of flavors! Now I know what I can do with my jar of kraut. 🙂

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