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Southwestern Nachos

Guests will go crazy when you serve this cheesy nacho casserole with tender chunks of slow-cooked pork. The recipe makes two heaping pans, and you don’t need to worry about filling the chip bowl—the tortilla chips are conveniently baked right in the dish! —Kelly Byler, Goshen, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Cook: 7-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless whole pork loin roasts (3-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 2-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 package (16 ounces) tortilla chips
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 package (16 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk

Directions

  • Cut each roast in half; place in two 5-qt. slow cookers. Combine the apple juice, garlic, salt and, if desired, liquid smoke; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or until tender.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Shred pork with 2 forks; place in a very large bowl. Stir in barbecue sauce, brown sugar and honey. Divide tortilla chips between 2 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes; top with pork mixture. Combine corn, beans, tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice; spoon over pork mixture. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt cheese with milk. Drizzle cheese sauce over nachos.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 288 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 548mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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