Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos

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Loaded nachos are my go-to dish for using up leftover pulled pork.

A dish of crispy, chewy, gooeyness bursting with flavor is the ideal way to use up any leftover pulled pork.

You may either stick to our serving guidelines or mix & match your toppings.

Barbecue pulled pork nachos

Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos

To make these nachos, start by smoking your own pulled pork. If you don’t already have any leftover pulled pork, I suggest doing it first and returning in approximately 24 hours.

You can find my whole BBQ pulled pork recipe here, or watch the video below.

Making your nachos

Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos

Begin by coating a platter with cheese-flavored corn chips, then top with shredded cheese. Pre-shredded bags containing a pizza mix work well.

If you can’t locate it, get a bag of mozzarella to help us obtain those long stretchy cheese strands after everything is melted.

You could go creative and prepare a nacho cheese sauce, but since this is intended to be a simple leftovers meal, we’ll leave that to you.

Our hero, the pulled pork, comes next. It’s time to pile the platter high with piping hot pulled pork.

After smoking a pig butt, I usually prepare these nachos with the leftovers.

Leftovers may be vacuum-sealed and frozen in single servings, then reheated in a pot of boiling water.

Now for a nice drowning with BBQ sauce. Then top with another layer of shredded cheese.

This may then be baked in an oven or a hooded grill for about 10 minutes at 350F.

Nobody will condemn you if you use an oven at this point since the pulled pork is already delicious and smokey.

Bring out the platter after the cheese has melted so we can top the nachos with guacamole and sour cream. Just a few freshly cut chives later, and we’re ready to dine.

Be careful, the cheese is hot and might burn your skin. But now that the warning has been issued, delve in and make sure that initial mouthful gets a little bit of everything on it.

Nacho toppings ideas

You can be creative with your nacho toppings. If you want to spice things up, here are a few suggestions:

  • Slicedjalapenos
  • Black or refried beans
  • Quick pickled red onion
  • Pico de gallo
  • Corn
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes

The trick to making excellent nachos is to keep them from becoming soggy. The easiest method to do this is to have all of your toppings ready to go and pre-warmed.

Another helpful hint is to spread your chips out across a larger area.


What is best to use for smoked pulled pork?

The pork shoulder is the greatest part of meat to use for pulled pork. Which is not what it is called in the marketplaces. This is referred to as a Pork Butt. The top of a full pig shoulder is the Boston butt, which is branded as pork butt at the market.

How do you keep smoked pulled pork moist?

Try brine: Instead of a dry marinade, use a moist one. Dry rubs are good, but brine or a wet rub will provide moisture as well as flavor that will permeate deep into the meat. Keep a spray bottle handy: To replenish moisture lost during smoking or reheating, keep spraying the meat.

Is smoked pulled pork cooked?

When should smoked pulled pork be served? Before removing the pulled pork from the smoker, it should have reached an internal temperature of 195 degrees F. If you want softer pulled pork, cook it until the internal temperature reaches 205 degrees F.

What is the best liquid to use for pulled pork?

Transfer everything to a large slow cooker and top with a splash of liquid — water is ideal, but broth, apple juice, or beer are other good options. Cook, covered, over low heat until the meat is cooked and easily pulls apart.

Should pulled pork be smoked covered or uncovered?

Keep the lid closed: Smoke works its magic throughout the first half of the cooking time. The pores open up and absorb the taste of the wood. Pork may absorb smoke flavor until it reaches 150-160 degrees, so keep the lid closed and the fire going.

Do you put pulled pork bbq sauce on before or after?

After the meat has been cooked, apply the sauce. A sweet sauce might get sticky or burn depending on the cooking temperature and kind of sugar used. To enhance rich flavor, pour the sauce in the end, around 15-30 minutes before removing the pork.

Should bbq sauce be added to pulled pork?

Slow simmer a slice of pork until soft, along with a few crucial flavoring elements. When the meat is done, shred it and serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Can you put cheese on pulled pork?

Cheese may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of what to put on a pulled pork sandwich, but it is a perfectly fine alternative. Cheeses that are rich and creamy work nicely.

Should pulled pork be submerged in liquid?

Pour the marinade over the top of the pork shoulder in the slow cooker. The roast does not need to be entirely immersed in the marinade; only coat the top and leave at least an inch of liquid in the bottom of the slow cooker.

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