BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos
These are definitely super nachos with a layering of tortilla chips, BBQ pulled pork or chicken, tomato, Cheddar cheese, and more. This easy appetizer recipe will be a crowd-pleaser on game day or for any party!
I have this tradition with a few of my high school friends (actually we’ve been friend since JUNIOR high) that we have done for about 7 or 8 years now. Every so often, we go out to one of our favorite steakhouse restaurants, Bugaboo Creek, and order nothing but appetizers and hang out for hours and hours on end. We are known to close the place down every single time we go. We joke that they must just LOATHE us there (we tip really good, don’t worry HAHA)! But the one thing that keeps us coming back for more is their Loaded BBQ Pulled Chicken Nachos. I’ve tried time and time again to recreate them at home, and although they will NEVER taste exactly like Bugaboo Creek’s nachos, this is an awesome homemade version, but these are BBQ Pulled PORK nachos! These are the perfect football food or snack for game day, parties, holidays, or anytime you need a good appetizer that will “wow” everyone! I’m totally making these for Super Bowl Sunday 🙂 They don’t take a lot of time and they taste fantastic.
This is a GREAT way to use up leftover pulled pork, especially when you are tired of just plain old pulled pork sandwiches and need a new idea. I made this delicious pulled pork recipe and made these nachos with the leftovers. The secret to getting these nachos to taste like Bugaboo’s version was to heat up the pork and BBQ sauce separately so that after you put the nachos all together, you only need to put the tray in the oven on high heat for a couple of minutes JUST until the cheese melts. This keeps the cheese (and everything else) from getting dried out.
This recipe can be as simple or complex as you’d like. Feeling lazy? Just pick up some smoked pork at your favorite barbecue house and add your favorite sauce.
Watch out because these will go so fast!
- good quality tortilla chips (Tostitos scoops work well)
- 2 cups of leftover pulled pork (you can also use BBQ pulled chicken)
- 8-oz bag of cheddar cheese (any cheese will do and you can use as much as you’d like)
- ½ cup of your favorite barbecue sauce, or to taste, plus extra for drizzling on chips after assembling on tray
- diced tomato
- pickled jalapenos, optional (great for some heat!)
- sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or extra BBQ sauce, for dipping
- In a medium saucepan, reheat the pork with the BBQ sauce.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Place tortilla chips in a single layer (or close to it) on baking sheet.
- Spread the saucy meat over and around the tortilla chips. Then liberally spread the cheese over the chips evenly to the rim – load it on and make sure you cover all of the chips!
- Drizzle BBQ sauce over the top.
- Top with jalapeno slices and diced tomatoes.
- Toast in 500-degree oven JUST until cheese is melted completely (should toast quickly – you don’t want to dry out the cheese or burn the chips on the edges) so keep an eye on them! Transfer nachos to a serving platter. Enjoy!
Thank you, Jennifer!!!
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Oh, girl…The Big Lug will go nuts over these nachos! Thanks for recreating Bugaboo Creek’s version (LOVE that name!) and for sharing that important tip!
Thank you Stacy!!
Looks awesome! I might have to make this for our next party!
You’ll love them!!! Thanks, Eva!
A whole bunch of appetizers and good conversation with good friends sounds like a great way to close a restaurant 🙂
Nachos are a fav in our house – and your pulled pork version sounds totally delicious!
Holy moly, I want to try these so badly!
Definitely try them!
Sounds delicious, and I love the different colored chips!
I love the chips, too! Only one grocery store around here sells them and they are the best.
Holy cow Ashley those look absolutely incredible! I shouldn’t be looking at these…I haven’t had lunch yet #angrystomach
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I know – I just did the same thing 🙂 Thanks, Eric!
Oh yum! I love pulled pork and am always looking for ways to use the leftovers. I know a couple guys in my house that would be pretty happy to have this served up. Thanks…Pinning!!!
Thanks so much for the pin, Cindy!
oh em gee. YUMMM!
Haha thanks, Kelly!
It’s interesting, at so many restaurants the appetizers are the best part! These look wonderful – never thought of making pulled pork nachos before. Gotta try these! Thanks so mluch.
You’re right!! Appetizers can really be the best thing at a restaurant!
I always make nachos with ground turkey or beef, what have I been thinking??? Have to try your recipe, love nachos and shredded pork! Nettie
Nachos are good any way, really!!!
Oh gosh I am a big fan of Nachos, perfect for football season!!! I wish I had friends I have know for years like that.. Now that would be a blast..
It is pretty awesome! Thanks, Shundara!
We usually use chicken for nachos. Pulled pork is a great idea!
Chicken is good too!!
Oh my gosh! this looks crazy delicious! My stomach is growling now. 😛
It’s soo good – thanks, Ruby!!
These look fantastic! We don’t have that restaurant here, but if we did, I can certainly see us ordering these! YUM!
They are dangerously addictive!
Oh yum! Another fantastic Super Bowl recipe! I am getting excited!!!
I can tell you right now that I would love these! Pulled pork on nachos sounds heavenly. 🙂
You definitely would! Thanks!
Pork nachos are my absolute favorite! These look absolutely divine!
You are making me cry with this recipe as I can’t have cheese! I just want to dive into these!
awwww don’t cry!! (I would too, though) 🙁
It dose look really good,ive got to try to make it, lmao
It’s easy! Definitely try it!
I love everything with nachos 🙂 Great recipe 🙂
Thank you Kat!!
These nachos are seriously rockin’! Perfect for a get together or afternoon snack!
Aww thanks nancy! They are the best !
That sounds like an awesome tradition with your friends! I want to come 😉 These nachos look amazing and would certainly go fast!
My boring dinner of soup isnt looking so good anymore! I NEED THESE NACHOS.
Lol soup is good too! And healthier
Oh come to mama! These look incredible!
Thank you so much Ashley!!
These sound to die! And remind me of the Burnt End Nachos at one our favorite local bars here in KC. I may to whip these together this weekend!
I just love nachos! Thanks!
Ashley, this looks amazing! Perfect game day food…my hubby will be very happy!
I’m thinking these need to make an appearance at our Superbowl Party next month. 😉 Pinned!
Thank you! These would make for awesome Super Bowl food!
Just discovered your website. I think I’m in love…
Awe thank you so much!! So nice of you!
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YUM! I love pulled pork and nachos and the marrying of the two.. oh yes! Hopped over from Noble Pig to say hi. Great recipe!
Oh my goodness, these nachos look SO good! And I love the tradition you have with your friends – it sounds like such a blast!
It sure is! Thanks Amy!
What a fun tradition! You sound as loved at that steak house as my friends and I do every where we go, lol. These nachos are outrageous! Seriously–total man bait.
I agree! Lol. Thanks Erin!
This looks so delicious!
I love doing that appetizer thing with my friends. I can’t hold a lot so going in for an appetizer, main and dessert usually leaves me with an appetizer and the rest goes home with me and I don’t order dessert. I love pulled pork bbq and these nachos would be the BEST treat ever for me.
This looks great. Really like how you dressed up your nachos!
Oh good lord, these look amazing! I eat nachos for dinner. I’m not proud of that, but they are my favorite!! I love the pulled pork version you have here. Fabulous!
I love pulled pork and when I make it there is so much leftover, so I’m always trying to get creative with it. Nachos are perfect! Yours look delicious!
Pulled pork is not a traditional Aussie recipe or cooking method but it’s gaining in popularity and I’m starting to see it everywhere – I’m even buying a slow cooker soon so I can make it this winter. I can see it works well with nachos. What a great comfort food meal! xx
These nachos look amazing! You’ve combined my two favourite things!
This looks like a brilliant idea! I want to try these very son! I am a huge fan of BBQ anything!
Thank you, Kloe!
Why oh why have I never made nachos??? This looks so super fantastic, I can’t even stand it!
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