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Pressure Cooker Hearty Pork & Black Bean Nachos

My husband and I are both graduate students right now, so we don't have a lot of time to cook dinner. Our family loves coming home to this incredible nacho platter, and I love how easy it is to prepare. —Faith Stokes, Chickamauga, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min./batch + releasing
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (4 ounces) beef jerky
  • 3 pounds pork spareribs, cut into 2-rib sections
  • 4 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups beef broth, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Tortilla chips
  • Optional toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, thinly sliced green onions, pickled jalapeno slices and chopped tomatoes

Directions

  • Pulse beef jerky in a food processor until finely ground. Working in batches, place 1-1/2 pounds ribs in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; top with half the jerky, 2 cans beans, 2 cups broth, 1/2 cup onion, 3 bacon strips, 2 tsp. garlic and 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 40 minutes.
  • Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. Remove pork mixture from pressure cooker; make second batch by adding remaining ingredients to cooker. Repeat previous procedure.
  • When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Shred meat with 2 forks; return to pressure cooker. Select saute setting and adjust for high heat; heat through. Strain pork mixture; discard juices. Serve with chips and toppings as desired.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Pinto and kidney beans work well in place of black beans.
  • Try turkey jerky in place of beef jerky.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 469 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 1055mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 33g protein.

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