I love pulled pork and I love nachos so putting the two together sounded like a no brainer. I love to eat these when watching football at home or if I go to a tailgate party. They are a perfect snack that are quick and easy to prepare and more importantly delicious. It tastes great if you make it fresh but it is also possible to reheat it the next day just by placing it back on the grill in its pan. If you are reheating the next day you might find when you look in the pan whilst its still cold that there is some liquid in the bottom of the pan.
Firstly you are going to need your pulled pork. If you don’t already have some leftover from your last cook you can follow our guide here to make your own.
Let’s Get Started
Let us get started. All you need is some tortilla chips. Just throw them in the pan anyway you like. You don’t want too many, about a layer an inch thick is more than enough. On top of these nachos you are going to want to put the pulled pork. Don’t be stingy with the pulled pork. For me its the best bit of the nachos so I really want to make sure I can taste it through the other flavors.
With the nachos at the bottom and then the pork it is time to add some BBQ sauce. I like to use the Killer Hog BBQ sauce but any BBQ sauce that you like it fine. The next step is to add some nacho cheese. Just like the BBQ sauce use your favorite nacho cheese. Make sure that the cheese is grated, you don’t want huge lumps as the cheese will take a long time to melt down. Be generous with the cheese if that is the flavor you like.
The next thing you want to do is add a sprinkle of your favorite BBQ rub. A light layer of this is perfect and then its time for the jalapenos and thinly sliced red onions. The jalapenos are going to bring the heat to your nachos so depending on your tolerance depends how many you want to add.
Layer Two – Always Need a Double Layer!
I like to make my nachos with a double layer. I just repeat the whole process above but with a few less nachos. Once the second layer is complete I will do a final coating on top with more cheese. Adding the extra layer of cheese at the end will really help to hold the whole thing together when its melted.
Its time to get your nachos onto the grill. You want to be placing the pan over an indirect heat. So have all your coals on one side and the pan with the nachos on the other side. Get the lid closed on the BBQ and you are going to be cooking at 300 degrees until the cheese in the center of your nachos is melted.
Give them a check after about twenty minutes. You will probably find that the cheese on the outside is perfect but the cheese inside is not quite the way you like it. If this is the case then you are looking at another five to ten minutes before they are complete. When the melting is complete its time to pull them off and you are ready to eat. If you wish you can add this point add some finely chopped cilantro on top.
It is all about personal taste but i am a huge fan of both sour cream and guacamole. I love to serve my nachos with lashings of both.
The beauty of this recipe is that it is so easy to make. It is quick, simple and fantastic! I hope you enjoy them! We would love to hear your comments once you have given them a try. Also let us know what else you like to add to them to take the flavor up another level.