Pulled Pork Nachos Supreme with Tex-Mex Candied Bacon Chips

Perfect for game day snacking or nacho night with your family these pulled pork nachos are packed with protein for a delicious finger food meal.

 Pork ribs
 

Cut: Ground Pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes
Number of Servings: 4-6

 

Ingredients

  • 1 bag corn tortilla chips
  • 2-3 cups (500-750 mL) leftover pulled pork, warmed
  • 6 oz (170 g) shredded cheese
  • 1 (14 oz / 398 mL) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced, for medium to hot heat level
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) thinly sliced green onion
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa

Tex-Mex Candied Bacon Chips:

  • 6-8 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Tex-Mex seasoning
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) water

Directions

For the nachos:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  2. To build nachos, place a layer of tortilla chips on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Top with half of the pulled pork and about one-third of the cheese. Repeat.
  3. Top with beans, avocado, bell pepper, jalapeno, tomato and green onion. Sprinkle with Tex-Mex Candied Bacon Chips (recipe below).
  4. Add remaining cheese. Bake until cheese melts, about 10 minutes. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

For the bacon chips:

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190 ˚C).
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set rack on top. Lay 6-8 slices bacon on rack in a single layer. Bake until bacon starts to crisp, 15-20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix brown sugar with Tex-Mex seasoning and water. Turn bacon and brush with spice mixture. Continue baking until bacon is evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
  4. Tear into bite-size pieces. Use as a topping or garnish on any dish that may benefit from a hit of meat candy.
 

Nutritional Analysis

 

YIELD:

4-6 servings
 

SERVING SIZE:

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) per serving

Per Serving
Calories 730
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Carbohydrates 86 g
Fiber 9 g
Sugars 30 g
Protein 38 g
Sodium 1590 mg
Potassium 837 mg