Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos (4 Simple Steps)

Nachos are always a big crowd-pleaser.

It’s a Mexican dish that’s a big hit at EVERY SINGLE cookout we have!

But we take nachos to the next level by adding pulled pork.

Whether your using leftover pulled or need to make it from scratch this nacho pulled pork recipe has you covered!

Use Either Leftover Pulled Pork or Smoke Your Pork From Scratch

Whether you have a whole pork butt ready to smoke, store-bought pulled pork, or leftover pulled pork.

You can use that to make this dish!

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with making pulled pork sandwiches with your leftover meat.

But it can get a little boring after a while.

Instead, you should use your shredded meat to make your nachos more delicious.

Smoking or Slow Cooking Your Pork

Making this dish entirely from scratch?

Then you’re going to want to start by slow cooking a (3-pound) boneless pork shoulder or butt.

Do this by seasoning it with salt and pepper.

Then, you’ll want to put it into your slow cooker pot or smoker

We would suggest using some chili powder, cumin powder, garlic, and oregano as seasoning.

But feel free to use whatever you want.

After that’s fully cooked, you can just take it out of the slow cooker pot and shred it using two forks.

See the full resource for smoking a pork butt for pulled pork here.

Or you can even use meat shredding claws for faster and more consistent results.

Using Leftover Pulled Pork?

You just need 2 cups of pulled pork to make this dish.

If it’s a bit dry from being in the fridge add some more BBQ sauce, apple juice, or beer!

What You Need for Pulled Pork Nachos

However, if you’ve already got some pulled pork on your hands then you will need…

  • a bag of tortilla chips
  • 2 cups of pulled pork
  • Guacamole
  • 2 to 3 cups of shredded cheese (or you could just grate your cheddar cheese)
  • a can of black beans (rinse and drain them)
  • a quarter cup of pickled jalapeños
  • a cup of yellow peppers
  • half a cup of barbecue sauce
  • 2 green onions (washed and chopped up)
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • fresh cilantro leaves (to use as garnishing)

How to Make Pulled Pork Nachos — Easy Step-by-Step Guide

The great thing about this recipe is that you can use your oven, grill, smoker, or microwave.

Step 1: 

Go ahead and preheat your oven to 400 ℉.

Then take a baking tray and line it with a baking sheet.

You could also use a nonstick baking mat.

We love using a glass oven tray and just spaying it with some cooking spray, to prevent things from sticking.

Step 2: Open the packet of tortilla chips and pour out about half of the bag into the tray.

Spread the chips out.

How to Layer Nachos 

Split your ingredients in half.

Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese, slow-cooked pulled pork, and black beans onto the layer of tortilla chips.

Then follow that up with the jalapeño slices and yellow peppers.

Step 4: Drizzle the barbecue sauce over the chips and toppings.

Step 5: Repeats steps 2 to 4. So, add on another layer of chips and toppings.

Step 6: Place the whole tray onto the grill or into the oven to bake for 6 minutes or until you see the cheese melt.

Step 7: Take the nachos out and place them on the rest of the toppings and garnish. Then serve the dish while it’s still hot.

You want to be able to do the satisfying cheese pull!

Pulled Pork Nachos

This nacho pulled pork recipe we’re about to share with you will make this simple dish a little fancier and a lot tastier!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Charlie

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking Tray

Ingredients

  • a bag of tortilla chips
  • 2 cups of pulled pork
  • Guacamole
  • 2 to 3 cups of shredded cheese or you could just grate your cheddar cheese
  • a can of black beans rinse and drain them
  • a quarter cup of pickled jalapeños
  • a cup of yellow peppers
  • half a cup of barbecue sauce
  • 2 green onions washed and chopped up
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • fresh cilantro leaves to use as garnishing

Instructions

  • Go ahead and preheat your oven to 400 ℉. Then take a baking tray and line it with a baking sheet. You could also use a nonstick baking mat.
  • Open the packet of tortilla chips and pour out about half of the bag into the tray. Spread the chips out.
  • Split your ingredients in half. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese, slow-cooked pulled pork, and black beans onto the layer of tortilla chips. Then follow that up with the jalapeño slices and yellow peppers
  • Drizzle the barbecue sauce over the chips and toppings.
  • Repeats steps 2 to 4. So, add on another layer of chips and toppings.
  • Place the whole tray into the oven to bake for 6 minutes or until you see the cheese melt.
  • Take the nachos out of the oven and place them on the rest of the toppings and garnish. Then serve the dish while it’s still hot. You want to be able to do the satisfying cheese pull!

We hope that you enjoyed learning how to make these scrumptious pulled pork nachos!

What toppings do you put on your nachos?

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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