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Nachos loaded with pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream

BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe

  • Author: Brit Kapustina
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Slow Cooker Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8


This recipe transforms slow cooked pork shoulder into delicious homemade BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos loaded with your favorite toppings!


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  • pork shoulder 3-4 lbs (1.5 kg)
  • kosher salt 1.5 tbsp
  • brown sugar 1.5 tbsp
  • smoked paprika 1 tbsp
  • chipotle powder (optional) 2 tsp
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • garlic powder 2 tsp
  • barbecue sauce ½ c (120 ml)
  • apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp
  • yellow onion, diced 1 large

Sheet Pan Nachos (for one large sheet pan)

  • tortilla chips 12 oz (350 g)
  • pulled pork 2 c (500 g)
  • baked beans* 16 oz (450 g)
  • shredded cheddar 10 oz (280 g)

Optional Nacho Toppings

  • – pickled jalapenos
  • – cilantro
  • – sour cream
  • – guacamole
  • – salsa


  1. Mix together the kosher salt, brown sugar, smoked paprika, chipotle powder (if using), ground cumin and garlic powder. Rub the pork shoulder with the mixture on all sides.
  2. In the bowl of the slow cooker, mix together the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar and diced onion.
  3. Place the pork in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the pork is tender and can easily be shredded with a fork.
  4. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred. Spoon some of the cooking liquid from the slow cooker over the pork.
  5. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  6. Spread the tortilla chips on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Top with pulled pork, baked beans and cheese. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  7. Add additional toppings as desired.


Baked Beans: It may sound odd, but baked beans are a common ingredient on BBQ pulled pork nachos at many of the barbecue joints we frequent. They add a sweet, savory and smoky flavor that’s the perfect complement to the pulled pork. Not sold on the idea? Feel free to add black beans, pinto beans or leave the beans out completely.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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