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Southwestern Nachos Recipe

Southwestern Nachos Recipe

Guests will go crazy when you serve two heaping pans of this cheesy nacho casserole, with tender chunks of pork. 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 YIELD: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, divided
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 package (10 ounces) tortilla chip scoops
  • 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
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • 1. Cut each roast in half; place in two 5-qt. slow cookers. Combine apple juice, garlic, salt and liquid smoke if desired; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or until tender.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 375°. Shred pork with two forks; place in a very large bowl. Stir in 2 cups barbecue sauce, brown sugar and honey. Divide tortilla chips between two 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.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt cheese with milk. Drizzle cheese sauce and remaining barbecue sauce over nachos. Yield: 30 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 each equals 288 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 548 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.