When you are craving both breakfast and lunch, these green chile cheese waffles are the perfect compromise! They’re made with a cornbread waffle, topped with a green chile cheese queso, huevos, and bacon. Keep reading to learn how to make it!
Tia B’s La Waffleria
On the third date with my boyfriend, he took me to a restaurant in Nob Hill in Albuquerque called Tia B’s La Waffleria. While we waited in an impressive line, we looked over the menu and I was trying to stop myself from drooling (because: 3rd date).
They had a mix of savory and sweet waffles, many topped with red and green chile. I ended up choosing their Waffle Benitos, which is a buttermilk waffle that has huevos (eggs) on top, and smothered with a green chile cream sauce. And let me tell you, it does not disappoint!!
Recreating the Benitos
Like I do with every amazing New Mexican dish that I try, I wanted to see if I could make something similar at home. I adjusted a few things — using a cornbread waffle rather than a buttermilk waffle. I also topped it with bacon, because bacon.
All in all, it turned out great! It’s quite a bit of work, if you make all of the ingredients from scratch, but if you enjoy cooking, it’s a fun experience. And, if you happen to live near Albuquerque and haven’t tried Tia B’s — you definitely need to! Their food is amazing. My second favorite waffle is their Waffle Rancheros — blue corn waffle, spicy red chile, cheese, carne adovada… YUM!
Green Chile Cheese Waffles
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To make these green chile cheese waffles, you’ll start by making a cornbread waffle batter with cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can pick one up on Amazon for less than $20 here. Cook the cornbread waffles until done, and cover with foil to keep them warm.
Next, the waffle are topped with over-easy eggs. If you prefer over-medium, hard boiled, or scrambled eggs, I’m sure that would work too!
The egg is stopped by warm green chile cheese sauce.
The sauce is basically a queso, so you could use a store-bought queso if you don’t want to make your own. Although, if you make your own, you’ll have extra queso for chips later in the week 🙂
This beauty gets topped with cooked crumbled bacon.
Next, you’ll promptly devour the entire thing. You’ve worked hard, and you deserve it!
Printable Recipe – Green Chile Cheese Waffles
Do you want to print out this recipe to hang on your fridge or share with a friend? Here is a printable version!
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups buttermilk
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup chopped green chiles
- 1.5 cups sharp cheddar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 eggs
- 8 strips of bacon
- Preheat your waffle iron, and spray generously. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, butter, and eggs. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
- Add 1/2 - 3/4 cup batter to the waffle iron, and cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, stirring until smooth. Cook a couple minutes, stirring frequently. Slowly add in milk, whisking well after each addition, until sauce comes together. Continue cooking until mix begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, then add in remaining ingredients. Mix well, and cook until warmed through, about 3 minutes.
- Cook eggs as desired. Cook bacon until crisp. Crumble bacon into bite-size pieces.
- Top each waffle with two eggs. Ladle on 1/4 cup cheese, then top with crumbled bacon. .
Pin it – Green Chile Cheese Waffles
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