Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mexican Cheese Sweet Pork Nachos

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Last week after making a huge crock pot of shredded pork, I had a lot left over I wanted to use up. Pork is an interesting meat because it really takes on the flavors added to it and soaks them up. The pork we used for our Shredded Pork Tacos was slightly sweet but more spicy. After a day in the fridge the pork became really sweet. It just soaked up that brown sugar.
My husband loves nachos so I figured sweet pork paired with some creamy Mexican cheese and fresh tomatoes would be a good combo and an EASY dinner. Also we had a bag of “Hint of Lime” Tostitos chips so it was a no brainer. Those chips are too insanely good to describe. Because the meat was already made, all I needed to do was throw the ingredients onto a baking pan and cook for 15 minutes. I made a small side salad to go with it and we had an easy but yummy dinner. 
  • Shredded sweet pork (recipe here)
  • Cojita or Mexican farmers queso white cheese (I used the farmers queso—it is so creamy!)
  • Tortilla chips, 1 bag (Hint of Lime chips if you have them)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (approx. 2 cups)
  • Diced tomatoes (1-2 tomatoes)
Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Pour chips out and evenly layer on baking sheet. {You can put a layer of cheese in between the chip layers if you’d like, but we like to have some plain chips on the bottom of the nacho stack because the top chips get so loaded.}
Sprinkle a layer of cheese over chips, then pork, then tomatoes, Mexican cheese, and more cheddar on top. Bake at 415 F for 15 minutes. IMG_9805
Serve with a side salad and you’ve got a great meal.IMG_9787


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