February 8, 2010

What To Do With Leftovers: Spicy Pulled Pork Nachos

If you’re like us, we love this spicy, seasoned, perfect pulled pork- and it’s great for any occasion: Christmas, birthdays, the SuperBowl, 4th of July, Tuesdays… But since it’s pretty much impossible to make a small amount of it, there’s always tons of leftovers. Which is okay! Normally I’ll half, even fourth recipes just to to avoid leftovers, but pulled pork is one of those things that’s so versatile (and so yummy) I don’t mind eating on it all week- and it’s still just as delicious as the first day! :)

We had these Spicy Pulled Pork Nachos yesterday for the SuperBowl- a delicious twist on the classic haltime snack. And they’re also a *great* way to use up your leftovers. You could make these with leftover BBQ, chicken, and yes, perfect pulled pork.

You’ll need some nacho chips:

And please, please, please, please, for the love of all that is good and perfect in this world, try making these homemade tortilla chips. They’re so golden and buttery, crispy on the outside, flakey on the inside and so all around delicious- how can you resist? They couldn’t be easier to make. You’ll love them. You’ll hate me. You’ll be addicted. Instantly. Make extra to make up for the 20 or 30 that get eaten before any make it to the plate.

Top the chips with your leftover pulled pork- straight from the fridge is fine!

Sprinkle on a little extra spice rub (leftover from the pulled pork recipe), if you like.

Top with plenty of freshly grated, smoked cheddar cheese. You can find this in blocks in the deli. It’s worth it. Trust me on this.

Then pop into a 350 degree oven for 5-10 mins, until everything is hot, melted, and bubbly.

Careful when getting them out of the oven, the plate will be very hot. You can transfer the chips to a new plate, or just let it cool for about 5 mins.

Delicious! Fun, family-friendly, and frugal too. Dig in! :)


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Suzy February 8, 2010 at 6:14 pm

More a question, than comment…how in the world do you do all this stuff? Food, Blog, Design, Scrap, Dogs, Lose Weight, Garden, Photography. Whew! But, it is all good. Really. I have fun reading and admiring your work!


Laura February 8, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Looks delicious, and EASY..in my book that’s a win-win!! Thanks!


Jenny Flake February 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Totally wiping the drool from my mouth!! Looks incredible!


Tricia February 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm

These look DELICIOUS!!!


Kim@NewlyWoodwards February 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Yumo! Thanks for sharing. I love having recipes for all the leftovers. Cooking for two makes it imperative.

And, ps… I am officially drooling for the chips. Wow!


Collette February 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Okay………..I was going to start your diet plan tomorrow, but now I might have to wait one day!!! Just kidding…..I could find a million reasons to postpone it “one more day!” You’re a great inspiration, and I look forward to following your weight loss plan!!!:-)


Michelle February 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm

oh amanda! you are just sooo awesome! i have LOVED your website for YEARS…back before you were *famous* in the blog world for your fonts! =) anywho, went and read the recipe for the pulled pork…gosh, i will definitely have to try this for my next get-together. and i read all 90 of those comments! looks like i’m not the only one infatuated with your amazing website!

thanks for all you do! it’s so fun to keep up with your fam! God bless you!


Jacque February 9, 2010 at 11:12 am

What a great idea! sounds so yummy!


Katy Rea February 9, 2010 at 11:53 am

Oh these look soooooo good!!!!!! I love your blog!


Nancy Grant February 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

OOO… so yummy! Thanks for sharing… now I have a hankering for some spicy nachos.


Clare Jones February 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Yummo…don’t show my husband, he’ll have me making the pork just to get the nachos!


Lindsey February 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Those are mouth watering… I may be going to the store tonight LoL


Jacqui February 10, 2010 at 6:26 am

yummo!! looks like a great snack. the chips are a must, we’ll definately be trying those out. thanks for the great ideas, as always!!



Gisella February 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

yummy !!


Cinda Rank February 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I totally enjoy reading your (& Kevin’s!) blog. I look forward to your adventures from scrapping to vacationing! Keep up the “Great” work!!!


Winnie September 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

I wait to try this. I love pulled pork and the left overs!! I never tried making my own chips, but will now. I will report back when I do.


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