Confession: I hate leftovers.
There are few exceptions to this rule, but for the most part, I’m staunchly anti-leftovers. I know some people absolutely LOVE having leftovers, but not this girl. The consistency and texture is never quite the same after something’s been sitting in the fridge and then reheated. Sometimes it’s just downright funky. And who wants to eat the same old thing several days in a row? Booooorriiiing.
That’s why I’m on a never-ending mission to find creative ways to use leftovers. Maybe I’ll have to start a regular series here called “Make Your Leftovers Not Suck” or something. I don’t know. We’ll see.
Well remember the other day when I made some pretty kick-ass pulled pork in the pressure cooker? Turns out you can transform your leftover pulled pork into some not-so-leftover-y pulled pork nachos.
This one’s crazy easy. Like, even easier than cooking the pulled pork in the pressure cooker. EASY. It’s really just a matter of assembling a few layers in a pan and tossing it in the oven for a few minutes. And the result is like a summertime barbecue meal in nacho form.
It’s just a few easy steps:
- Spread some tortilla chips on a baking sheet or oven-safe pan. The amount is totally up to you. I used a few handfuls. Just be sure to keep the layer of chips to just one or two chips deep – otherwise you’ll have a bunch of bare chips on the bottom that don’t have any of the good stuff on them!
- Spread leftover pulled pork on top of the chips. I used about a cup of pulled pork here, but you can use as much or as little as you want.
- Sprinkle some shredded cheddar on top. You can use more cheese if you want (I mean, hey, it’s your nachos, live it up!) but I prefer to keep the cheese at a minimum on these so I don’t overpower the rest of the toppings with a thick layer of cheese. I used about 1/4 cup. But do as you please!
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes, or until the pork is heated through and the cheese is melted.
- Sprinkle a little coleslaw on top, and drizzle a little barbecue sauce on it. And then comes the most important step…
- Eat your nachos and relish in the fact that your leftovers don’t suck!
- Tortilla chips about three handfuls
- cup Leftover pulled pork about a
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup coleslaw
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Spread the tortilla chips into a thin layer on a baking sheet or oven-proof pan. Spread pulled pork on top, and sprinkle with cheese.
Pop it into the oven and bake for about 7-10 minutes, or until the pulled pork is heated through and the cheese is melted.
Let cool for a few minutes, and then sprinkle coleslaw on top. Drizzle barbecue sauce over the nachos, and eat!
Andrea Wyckoff says
Pulled pork + Nachos, heck ya! Sounds like the perfect combo! This dish looks super delish!
Thanks, Andrea! Nothing better than doing a mash-up of two separately awesome things, right?