The Garbage Plate

Garbage Plate

Note: This post was created on May 10, 2017. A lot has changed since then. Both Grandma and James were with us at that time. Even Grandma loved this plate. James’ eyes lit up when he was complimented by all of us. I also recall how he loved to show us that the application of ketchup and mustard was an art.  The post as written in May 2017:

If you haven’t heard about the Garbage Plate – here’s a lesson that explains how it was famously invented by Rochester’s Nick Tahou’s Hots and it was even featured on various media sources like Unwrapped and The Huffington Post and read more of the history right here on Wikipedia.  It was also featured on Man vs. Food as have many other Upstate New York favorites!

However, tonight in the Mironti household, James Mironti, aka my son made the famous garbage plate and Nick Tahou would be proud.  I think my boy is getting the itch to cook more often.  He is starting to show his passion for food like his mother and father.  He landed a little gig up at a new restaurant called  “Syracuse Hots” on the famed Marshall Street on the SU Hill and we are reaping the benefits here at home.   When he first started to tell me about it, I thought hmm sounds interesting. It’s definitely something I would love to try.  Well, I did try it and I not only liked it but I loved it!

What’s on a James Mironti Garbage Plate?  See the instructions below and give it a try.

Also a great recipe I found for Hot Dog Chili Meat – Jeff’s Hot Dog Chili Recipe

Garbage Plate

The Garbage Plate

This is so filling and rich that you will hate yourself in the morning but it's well worth it!


  • Macaroni Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Home Fries or French Fries
  • Chili Beef
  • Onions
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Your choice of: Chicken tender, hot dog, sausage, hamburger


  1. Place each of the sides in their own corner of the plate
  2. Dice the onions and throw on top of sides
  3. Place the chicken, dog, sausage of burger on the top of that.
  4. Drizzle the ketchup and the mustard over the top
  5. Top all of it with the beef.
  6. Eat
  7. Fall asleep
  8. Repeat

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