Smoked Pulled pork nachos are a delicious and savory dish that combines crispy tortilla chips with tender pulled pork, melted cheese, and a variety of toppings such as diced tomatoes, sliced jalapenos, and creamy avocado. This hearty appetizer or meal is perfect for sharing with friends and family, and can be customized to suit individual tastes.
Two weekends ago, my whole family was at the lake having a garage sale and celebrating my brother’s birthday. He even brought his smoker out to make his pork roast and spent all day cooking it. Everyone at the garage sale wanted to come back for dinner later on.
The pork was so delicious and there was so much of it leftover you could make pulled pork sandwiches and nachos with it for weeks. Kevin made pulled pork nachos with the leftovers and everyone devoured them. Then my brother suggested making a recipe for that so here they are. The best pulled pork nachos I’ve ever eaten brought to you by my brother Derek and Kevin! Since then I've updated my own recipe for Smoked Pulled Pork.
Ingredients Needed for Nachos
Pulled Pork - My recipe for pork nachos will require some Traeger Smoked Pulled Pork. If you're wondering what to make with leftover smoked pork shoulder this is it!
Tortilla chips - Use your favorite brand. I like Mission Rounds
Cheddar cheese - pepper jack or Easy Smoked Queso would be good on these nachos
Pico De Gallo - can be store-bought or freshly made or try my recipe for Smoked Salsa on top
BBQ Sauce - Make your own or use store bought.
Sour Cream - Want a little protein boost? Try Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream!
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to make Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos
Step 1: Mix all spices together. Rub it all over the pork shoulder roast. Smoke for 8 hrs at 225 degrees.
Step 2: Take the pork out and wrap it in tinfoil. It still has a lot of cooking left to do. This helps retain the moisture. Continue cooking the pork for 8 more hours. Let the pork rest for 3o minutes and then shred the pork.
To make nachos, preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
Step 3: Layer the chips, pulled pork, and cheese on top of a sheet pan and place them in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Top with your favorite nacho toppings.
Best Smoking Tips
The smoker is so great for cooking simple basic food like smoked corn on the cob, smoked meatloaf, bbq ribs for beginners, and smoked salmon. The smoke gives the salmon an extra layer of flavor that you wouldn’t get from a grill.
What Smoker do I have? I have had my Traeger smoker for a very long time and I would recommend that brand to anyone wanting to learn how to smoke food. Traegers are kind of pricey but there are some very reasonably priced smokers for under $100.
Some smokers require a preheat before setting the actual temperature to the desired one. Read the instruction manual your smoker came with to make sure.
Wood Chips or Pellets: There are so many different kinds of wood chips to experiment with and you can find them at any hardware store. Places like Target and Wal-Mart also sell them. I’ve even seen wood chips at the grocery stores.
For a sweeter pulled pork use either maple or pecan. For a savory pulled pork try it with hickory wood chips.
Nachos don't really reheat well the next day. I like to keep any leftover pulled pork in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for about 3-5 days depending on how large your pork roast was.
Other Smoker Recipes to Try
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A simple spiced pork shoulder roast that has been on the smoker for over 12 hours can make some of the best pork nachos of your life. So many different recipes you can make with the leftovers!
3 pound bone-in pork shoulder
2 tablespoons of olive oil
35 grams course ground pepper
35 grams kosher salt
5 grams smoked paprika
5 grams hot Hungarian paprika
5 grams onion powder
5 grams garlic powder
1 bag tortilla chips
1 8oz bag cheddar cheese
1 cup Pico De Gallo store-bought or freshly made
- Mix all spices together.
Rub olive oil over the pork shoulder roast then rub the seasoning all over the pork roast.
- Smoke for 5 hrs at 275 degrees.
- Take the pork out and wrap it in tinfoil. It still has a lot of cooking left to do. This helps retain the moisture. Continue cooking the pork for 8 more hours.
- Let the pork rest for 3o minutes and then shred the pork.
- To make nachos, preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Layer the chips, pulled pork, and cheese on top of a sheet pan and place them in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Top with your favorite nacho toppings.
- Category: Medium
- Method: Smoker
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: smoked pulled pork nachos