Hearty Pork & Black Bean Nachos Recipe

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Hearty Pork & Black Bean Nachos Recipe
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Hearty Pork & Black Bean Nachos Recipe

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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
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours

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
  • 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 jalapenos and chopped tomatoes

Directions

Place beef jerky in a food processor; pulse until finely ground. Place ribs in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker; top with jerky, beans, broth, onion, bacon, garlic and pepper flakes. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker. Strain pork mixture; discard juices. Serve with chips and toppings as desired.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled shredded meat mixture with juices in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Strain pork mixture; discard juices. Serve with chips and toppings as desired.
Yield: 10 servings.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Pinto and kidney beans work well in place of black beans.
  • Try turkey jerky in place of beef jerky.
  • Originally published as Hearty Pork and Black Bean Nachos in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p90

    Nutritional Facts

    3/4 cup meat mixture (calculated without chips and toppings): 469 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 1055mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 33g protein.

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    • 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
    • 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 jalapenos and chopped tomatoes
    1. Place beef jerky in a food processor; pulse until finely ground. Place ribs in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker; top with jerky, beans, broth, onion, bacon, garlic and pepper flakes. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
    2. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker. Strain pork mixture; discard juices. Serve with chips and toppings as desired.
      Freeze option: Freeze cooled shredded meat mixture with juices in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Strain pork mixture; discard juices. Serve with chips and toppings as desired.
      Yield: 10 servings.

    Test Kitchen tips
  • Pinto and kidney beans work well in place of black beans.
  • Try turkey jerky in place of beef jerky.
  • Originally published as Hearty Pork and Black Bean Nachos in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p90

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    valerie.h User ID: 3021373 283768
    Reviewed Feb. 16, 2018

    "We loved this! I found the recipe in Taste of Home's "Cook It...Fast or Slow" magazine (Spring 2018) and followed the pressure cooker option. The bacon and beef jerky add a great smoky flavor. I used what I had on hand: Ball Park brand tender bourbon beef jerky, pinto beans, and trimmed boneless country-style ribs. Made for an excellent nacho platter!"

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    wingsnutoo User ID: 2053266 272716
    Reviewed Sep. 6, 2017

    "I made this last evening with only a few minor changes that I hope didn't drastically change the flavor profile. I didn't have jerky so I left it out and added a touch of Worcestershire sauce to make up for it. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. The flavor was good but my family preferred less of the beans. I will make it again but only use two cans of the black beans instead of four. This is an easy, different take on nachos. Try it you won't be disappointed"

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    LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 272046
    Reviewed Aug. 21, 2017

    "This recipe was very intriguing to me but we LOVE any type of nachos. This didn't disappoint! It is loaded with flavor and very filling. Honestly, I think you could skip the jerky if you wanted but overall it was a great recipe!"

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