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Jan 21, 2015

Review: Green Burrito - BBQ Brisket Nachos

Carl's. Jr.-Green Burrito's BBQ Brisket Nachos feature pieces of smoked beef brisket atop a bed of tortilla chips along with BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese sauce, jalapenos, and sour cream.

I paid $6.29 for an order. These are also available at Hardee's-Red Burrito co-branded locations.

The BBQ Brisket Nachos felt very light compared to Green Burrito's Super Nachos, which have a nice heft to them.

Opening up the box they came in, there's not a whole lot going on. There was only about three good-sized chunks of brisket and the rest was just shredded bits. They add a beefiness but most of the flavor comes from the BBQ sauce they come in.

The BBQ sauce was sweet, tangy, and smoky but overpowered the mild cheese sauce, which left only a vague creaminess. Neither sauce is very thick and there wasn't much cheese to go around.

The sour cream was a weird addition that really didn't seem to fit in here.

The jalapenos were plentiful and added a tangy and moderate heat.

Overall, Carl's Jr.-Green Burrito's BBQ Brisket Nachos didn't really feel like nachos at all. It was more like BBQ sauce on tortilla chips. It's not a good sign that as I was eating them, I was thinking about all the other nachos I'd rather be eating for the same price, including any of the many Mexican restaurants around L.A., Taco Bell's XXL Nachos, and Green Burrito's own Super Nachos. It's a shame as Wendy's Pulled Pork Cheese Fries took a similar concept and executed it well.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. BBQ Brisket Nachos (348g)
Calories - 1050 (Calories from Fat - 550)
Fat - 61g (Saturated Fat - 17g)
Sodium - 1920mg
Carbs - 98g (Sugar - 31g)
Protein - 29g


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