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For a delicious, hands-off dinner, you can’t beat these pulled pork nachos. The recipe features perfectly seasoned pork tenderloin, cooked in the slow cooker or pressure cooker, served with homemade quick pickled red onions, pico de gallo and queso sauce over tortilla chips.
We love our pulled pork here in North Carolina, but there’s no more than one way to enjoy that delicious ‘cue. These easy slow cooker pulled pork nachos feature a fusion of flavors without a lot of work in the kitchen.
The recipe features a perfectly seasoned Smithfield Slow Roasted Golden Rotisserie Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin from Walmart, cooked in the slow cooker or Instant Pot, served with homemade quick pickled red onions, pico de gallo and queso sauce over tortilla chips.
The hands-on time for this recipe is less than 30 minutes, including making the homemade pickled red onions. It’s a perfect set-it-and-forget-it dish that makes enough to be spread over several meals. I’m all about leftovers now!
If you’re looking for a quick, delicious, convenient and flavorful meal, you can’t go wrong with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork as the main course. You’ll find lots of recipes and quick and versatile meal solutions featuring perfectly marinated Smithfield pork here.
This easy pulled pork nachos recipe was inspired by a dish at one of our favorite local restaurants.
To make the pulled pork nachos, you will need:
- Smithfield Slow Roasted Golden Rotisserie Marinated Pork Tenderloin
- tortilla chips
- red onion
- apple cider vinegar
- pico de gallo or salsa
- queso cheese dip (melted shredded cheese works, as well)
- sour cream
- sugar, salt and pepercorns (for the pickled onions)
I found everything I needed for the pulled pork nachos, including the marinated pork tenderloin, at Walmart.
Since the Smithfield Rotisserie Tenderloin is already seasoned, all you have to do is put it into the slow cooker with a cup of water. Talk about easy!
You can put the tenderloin in the slow cooker whole or cut it up to speed up the cooking time. You can cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
You can also prepare the pork tenderloin in an Instant Pot, following the manufacturer’s recommendations for cooking time. It should take about 30 minutes to cook in the Instant Pot.
While the pork is cooking, prepare the pickled red onion.
Using a mandolin slicer or a knife, thinly slice a red onion. Pack the onion rings into a jar.
Combine vinegar, water, salt, sugar and pepper (see the recipe below for exact measurements) in a small sauce pan and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
Pour the mixture over the onions, allow to cool and cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Once the pork is done, use forks to shred it in the slow cooker. Cover the slow cooker and turn the heat down to warm until you’re ready to assemble the nachos.
To make the pulled pork nachos, arrange nachos on a plate and top them with shredded pork.
Drizzle with melted queso cheese and garnish with pickled red onions and pico de gallo. Finish with a dollop of sour cream or spicy crema sauce.
This combination is pretty versatile. You can use the leftover shredded pork and toppings to make tacos. quesadillas or sliders.
- 1 Smithfield Marinated Slow Roasted Golden Rotisserie Flavor Fresh Pork Tenderloin
- 1 cup water
- queso cheese dip
- pico de gallo
- sour cream
- tortilla chips
- 1 red onion thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher sat
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon peppercorns
Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker and cover with 1 cup of water. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.
When the pork is cooked and tender, use forks to shred the meat in the slow cooker. Cover and reduce the heat to medium until ready to serve.
While the pork is cooking, place thinly sliced onions into a glass jar.
Combine 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, kosher salt, sugar and peppercorns in a small saucepan. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
Pour the vinegar mixture over the onions. Allow to cool, then seal the jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Place tortilla chips on a plate and top with shredded pork.
Drizzle with melted queso cheese dip and garnish with pickled red onions, pico de gallo and sour cream.
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