Tuesday, January 25, 2011

BBQ Nachos - Super Bowl of Nachos

I smoked a pork butt this weekend (click here to find why this cut from the shoulder is called a "butt"). The cook went pretty much as expected. Here is the cooking log from that cook. It took right on the nose of 1 1/2 hours per pound. (Double click the pic and zoom in to see detail)


One of my favorite things to make with pulled pork other than sandwiches is BBQ Nachos.


I like mine with "built from the floor up" as follows:
  • White tortilla chips
  • iceburg lettuce (save the fancy stuff for salads!)
  • Colby jack cheese mix shredded
  • pulled pork
  • a blend of diced red, green, and white onions
  • black olives
  • jalapenos
  • BBQ sauce (something sweet like Smoky Mountain Smokers or Blues Hog)
  • homemade queso sauce with red peppers, cilantro, and BBQ rub (something hot like Dizzy Pig Jamaican Firewalk)

What do YOU like on your nachos?

A few reminders:

21 comments:

  1. Those look so incredibly good!! You probably won't believe this, but I just made nachos on Sunday...I'll be posting it Thursday :) Great minds really do think alike!

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  2. The nachos look great! I love to get the pot roast nachos at Ditka's in Chicago. This is very similar.

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  3. Love the technology but I can't eat that chart Chris...you can serve up those nachos anytime however.

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  4. These look really tasty, Chris! I've never had BBQ sauce on nachos - sounds pretty good.
    I like mine really spicy and on the fresh side: sharp cheddar cheese, raw diced jalapeño, diced fresh tomato, maybe a little sweet onion and/or black olives . . . and I enjoy dipping them in various "stuff" like refried beans or guacamole.

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  5. Hard to believe, but as much as I like pulled pork and nachos, I've never combined them - I've considered it. I'm not a big sauce user and the thought of pouring it all over the nachos has stopped me. Your's looks delicious and I think if I made up the cheese sauce flavored with a little sauce, it might work for me. Thanks for the link to the engineers site.

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  6. You are my hero!! These look awesome, and TOTALLY appropriate for a Superbowl shindig!! I love BBQ pork in nachos-- more restaurants need to put in on their menu!

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  7. I like all kinds of toppings, but I need them to be wholly separate from the chips when served-- side by side is okay. Otherwise the chips always get too soggy.

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  8. 'Built from the floor up' heh, so manly! No really I like that term!

    Its snowing outside, so I may have to dig the grill out!

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  9. You are getting so serious with these charts. You do make me crave nachos however. And pork. I always crave your pork butt! GREG

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  10. Those nachos are fantastic, I love a little bit of olives and feta on mine.

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  11. Those look great! How do you cook your butt so fast, I see a lot of people cooking them for 18-24 hours. I would love a quicker and easier cook.

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  12. Wow, these really do look amazing. We love our nachos with everything on them, including pork (or chicken). My husband would think he died and went to heaven if you put a plate of these in front of him......yum!!!

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  13. Did I read your cooking chart, right? A wiggle rod? (smile). You are hard core.

    Love the bbq nachos-what a manly nacho appetizer for Super Bowl.

    Velva

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  14. I love all nachos but I have to say... this plate full of nachos has me drooling! They look fantastic Chris.

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  15. I have never had bbq sauce on nachos. I bet they're very tasty. I like chips, cheese, some sort of meat, salsa, avocado and sr. cream. Now really, don't yours sound better? By the way, Rob over at Sticky Brand Sauces just emailed me, he's mailing the sauce to you today. Hope you enjoy it and make something blogable.

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  16. I used to love the nacho's from high school many many moons ago. Lots of melted Velveeta cheese.

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  17. I could just have cheese and sour cream on my nachos and be happy! A plate like this with BBQ chicken is a meal - and a deliciously satisfying one at that.

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  18. Mmmm.bbq nachos sound just perfect. Would it be wrong of me to eat them all????

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  19. I'm not usually a nachos kind of girl. That whole...you know...health food THING. But when pulled pork comes into the picture? That all gets shot to hell. This looks amazing.

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  20. Oh MY! These look HEAVENLY! BBQ Sauce and Nachos combined? Brilliant! It looks amazing!

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  21. Jalapenos. Nachos aren't nachos without jalapenos.

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