Published on September 29th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Low Carb Bacon and Cheddar Chili Topped WafflesThis is a sponsored post. Tova Industries has compensated us with free Carbquik product in exchange for us writing this post. The recipe is our own, and all opinions about the products used are our own.
Low Carb Bacon and Cheddar Chili Topped Waffles?
Are you kidding me?
These sound heavenly, don’t they?
I don’t think they could have turned out better.
I had this idea a couple weeks ago.
Some commercial restaurant on TV was showing their version of Bacon and Cheddar Waffles.
We try not to eat out very much, so there was no way I was getting them unless I made them.
But I thought, why not make these low carb?
First, I made the chili. It’s just a regular recipe.
I use ground turkey, onions, green and red peppers, garlic, chili powder, enchilada sauce, pinto beans, beef base, tomato sauce, and a little cocoa powder.
This is my recipe. It gives me a deep rich-looking chili and less fat than using ground beef.
Nothing like letting a big pot of this simmer on the stove for a belly-warming meal.
Heat up your waffle iron, and make your waffle batter.You need:
- 1¼ cups Carbquick (you can use Bisquick for regular waffles)
- 1 egg
- ½ Cup half and half
- ¼ Cup canola oil
- ¼ to a 1/3 Cup chopped scallions
- 1 heaping Cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Mix until combined.
Add a couple spoonfuls of the batter onto the waffle iron, after you have sprayed it generously with non-stick spray.
But but Kris, you forgot the bacon!
Crumple some crispy bacon over the top of the batter.
Since this is a thick batter, it doesn’t spread out all the way. I pushed down on the handle of the waffle maker to squish the batter all into place.
Cook until golden brown and super yummy!
The texture of these is kind of like a grilled cheese sandwich, crispy on the outside, and cheesy and soft on the inside.
Top your chili as you like. I added sour cream, scallions and more cheese.
One big TIP I will give you. Make these to order. Once they cool down, they lose that crisp and they just aren’t as super delicious.
These Carbquik waffles are very filling. I had only a 1/4 of one!