Pulled Pork Nachos

Pulled pork nachos with a homemade cheese sauce, sweet BBQ sauce, and crock pot pulled pork-perfect for a weeknight meal!Pulled Pork Nachos. AKA amazingness on a plate.

Twice this summer, at festivals, I experienced this wonderful nachoy concoction. I don’t know who dreamed it up, but I am quite sure we would be the very best of friends. Pulled pork. BBQ sauce. Chips. Melted cheese. Whaaat?!

I absolutely love, love, love BBQ (and a mighty fine red BBQ sauce). I think that it should seriously be considered as a major food group. Enter cheesy nachos (which I also have a love for) and you’ve got a combination that is absolutely mouthwatering.

Can we just zoom in on that pile of yum…

Pulled pork nachos with a homemade cheese sauce, sweet BBQ sauce, and crock pot pulled pork-perfect for a weeknight meal!A little more…

Pulled pork nachos with a homemade cheese sauce, sweet BBQ sauce, and crock pot pulled pork-perfect for a weeknight meal!If you want to just shove that delightful little chip into your mouth, I don’t blame you at all.

Pulled pork nachos with a homemade cheese sauce, sweet BBQ sauce, and crock pot pulled pork-perfect for a weeknight meal!Normally, I would prefer to have a nice pork butt straight off the smoker (contrary to popular belief-pork butt is not the butt of a pig-gross-it’s actually the shoulder). But on a weeknight…that’s just not practical. So I whipped out the crock pot and let it do its thing while I was at work.

Yes, I did eat these for dinner. No, I am not ashamed. I do eat healthy…most of the time.

I must confess. I am a horrible crock pot cook. I somehow overcook everything that I attempt. Matt usually cringes when he sees the crock pot on the counter in the morning. Yeah…it really is that bad. But I continuously try it out, because if I could get the hang of it…it’s a seriously convenient way to cook dinner! The recipe that I used for my pulled pork is over at eat.drink.love. I let my crock pot run on a low setting for about 9 hours, then left it on the ‘warm’ setting until we were ready to eat. SUCCESS! This pulled pork was awesome-even if it wasn’t smoked.

Other than pulled pork, there is really no recipe needed. Take what you love and build your masterpiece.

Alright, I did make my own nacho cheese…because quite frankly, cheese in a jar…it kind of freaks me out. Homemade nacho cheese is super easy and far less sketchy. I’ve included the recipe below. I highly recommend it.

Here’s what I piled on my nachos…

  • blue corn chips
  • pulled pork
  • Rufus Teague BBQ sauce (my faaaavorite)
  • homemade nacho cheese (see recipe below)
  • pickled jalapenos
  • corn
  • plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • chopped cilantro

 And here is the recipe for the drizzly nacho cheese…

Homemade Nacho Cheese
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Ingredients
  1. 4 tablespoons butter
  2. 4 tablespoons flour
  3. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  4. 2 cups milk, preferably room temperature
  5. 1 pound cheddar cheese
  6. Hot sauce, to taste
  7. salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and let cook for about one minute.
  2. Slowly whisk in milk. Let thicken.
  3. Turn heat to low. Stir in cheese until smooth. Add a few dashes of hot sauce and salt to taste. Keep over low heat until ready to use.
Notes
  1. Add chopped jalapenos or taco seasoning for additional flavor.
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Afternoon of watching sports…leftover BBQ snack…or even dinner. These nachos are scrumptious.

 Enjoy!

 

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2 Responses to Pulled Pork Nachos

  1. Uncle Mark October 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    They look yummy!

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