Tired of plain old nachos? Try out our mouthwatering recipe for Bratchos, featuring Cher-Make 100 Calorie Bratwurst! Build these Bratchos with your favorite toppings and you will have a quick and delicious appetizer!


  • 1 package 100 Calorie Chicken Brat 12 oz.
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsps olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 package tortilla chips (14.5 oz.)
  • 1 can black beans (16 oz.)
  • 1 can refried beans (16 oz.)
  • 2 tbsps jalapeño pepper slices
  • 1 package shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz.)
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder, or to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream, or desired amount
  • 1 cup guacamole, or desired amount
  • 1 cup salsa, or desired amount


Preheat oven to 300ºF (150ºC).

Brown the bratwurst slices in a skillet over medium heat, 10-12 minutes, stirring often; drain excess grease and set the sausage aside.

Melt the butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the onions in the butter and oil mixture, stirring often, until soft and brown, about 20 minutes. Set aside. Spread the tortilla chips onto a baking sheet in an even layer.

Spread the bratwurst slices, caramelized onions, dollops of refried beans, black beans, jalapeño pepper slices and Mexican cheese blend over the chips. Sprinkle with chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder.

Bake the nachos in the preheated oven until hot and the cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Top with sour cream, salsa and/or guacamole and serve!

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