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This recipe uses left over BBQ pulled pork that was cooked and shredded in the instant pot. It is a real treat that's layered with chips, lots of hot and spicy flavors, cheese, refried beans, and black beans.

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When you have BBQ pulled pork sandwiches one night for dinner, you can probably guess what’s for dinner the next night – leftover BBQ pulled pork nachos! And a real treat it is! This pulled pork nachos recipe uses the leftover pulled pork from the night before. Our pulled pork recipe from the night before uses BBQ sauce which is why this is a barbeque flavor pulled pork nachos. We do not add any BBQ sauce to this recipe, but if you are using a leftover pulled pork recipe without a barbeque flavor to it, you can certainly add some BBQ sauce to it.

BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe

This recipe tends to be a little hot, and a little spicy, but you can always switch to your favorite salsa and use medium spicy salsa or extra hot and spicy salsa. This recipe will use medium-hot and spicy salsa.

Left over bbq pulled pork nachos on a plate.

🥣 Key Ingredients for BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

  • A bag of your favorite chips for nachos (24 ounces)
  • 1 jar of medium-hot thick and chunky salsa (24 ounces), or your favorite salsa
  • One can of refried beans (16 ounces)
  • One can of black beans (15.5 ounces)
  • 8-ounce bag of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 pound of extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • Leftover BBQ pulled pork
Ingredients for pulled pork nachos.
Ingredients for pulled pork nachos.

🥄 How to Make this Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe (Step-By-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 1. Line a Sheet Pan with Aluminum Foil

Cover a rectangular metal sheet pan, baking sheet, or baking tray, approximately eleven by fifteen inches, with a piece of aluminum foil. Whatever flat pan you have like a rimmed baking sheet will work.

Aluminum foil over a sheet pan.
Line a sheet pan, baking sheet, or baking tray with aluminum foil.

Step 2. Spread Nacho Chips on Aluminum Foil

With the prepared baking sheet, then spread out a layer of your favorite tortilla chips. We chose Juanita’s tortilla chips fiesta bag, 24 ounces.

Nachos chips on a sheet pan.
Spread nacho chips on the sheet pan lined with aluminum foil.

Step 3. Add Salsa and Refried Beans

In a bowl, add the 24 ounces of medium-hot thick and chunky salsa together with 16 ounces of refried beans. Mix well.

Medium-hot thick and chunky salsa mixed with refried beans in a bowl.
Mix the jar of medium-hot thick and chunky salsa with the can of refried beans.

Step 4. Blend in the Black Beans

Drain the liquid out of the 15.5 ounces of black beans and then add it together with the salsa and refried bean mixture.

Black beans added to the medium-hot thick and chunky salsa and a can of refried beans in a bowl.
Add 1 can of black beans to the salsa and refried bean mixture.

Step 5. Add Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar Cheeses

Put the 8-ounce bag of Monterey Jack cheese and a little bit of the sharp cheddar cheese together with the salsa, refried beans, and black bean mixture.

Monterey Jack cheese is added to the sharp cheddar cheese, salsa, refried beans, and black bean mixture.
Add the Monterey Jack cheese and some of the sharp cheddar cheese to the salsa, refried beans, and black bean mixture.

Step 6. Mix Thoroughly

Stir all of the ingredients together, the salsa, refried beans, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, and sharp cheddar cheese.

Mix all of the ingredients in the salsa mixture.
Mix all of the ingredients in the salsa mixture.

Step 7. Heat the Leftover Pulled Pork

Heat the leftover pulled pork for about 5 minutes in the microwave, then add the leftover pulled pork together with the salsa mixture.

Add the leftover pulled pork to the salsa mixture in the bowl.
Add the leftover pulled pork to the salsa mixture.

Step 8. Stir all Ingredients

Then using a spoon, stir all of the ingredients in the bowl together.

Mix all of the ingredients in the bowl together.

Step 9. Spread the Pulled Pork and Salsa Mixture

Spread the leftover pulled pork and salsa mixture all over the nacho chips covering most of the chips. At this point, you can add any additional favorite toppings you like.

Spread the pulled pork mixture over the nacho chips on the sheet pan.
Spread the pulled pork and salsa mixture over the nacho chips.

Step 10. Sprinkle Sharp Cheddar Cheese then Bake

Sprinkle about 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese all over the pulled pork salsa mixture. Put the pulled pork nachos in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Spread cheddar cheese over the pulled pork and salsa mixture.
Spread sharp cheddar cheese over the pulled pork and salsa mixture.

👀 Perfectly Done Pulled Pork Nachos

After baking in the oven for only 20 minutes, the pulled pork nachos are now ready to be served.

Bake in a three hundred and fifty degree oven for about twenty minutes.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 20 minutes or when the cheese has melted.

Looks so yummy and tastes so delicious! These are perfect for your game day appetizer or any part for that matter. The kiddos love it too! Enjoy!

Pulled pork nachos done baking.
Pulled pork nachos after about 20 minutes in the oven.

💡 FAQs

What are the Best Toppings to Add to Pulled Pork Nachos Before Cooking?

Some of the best toppings to add to pulled pork nachos are black beans, refried beans, cheese, and salsa like this recipe has. But some other vary popular toppings other people like to add are sliced red onions, olives, jalapeños,

What Toppings can be Added to Pulled Pork Nachos After Cooking?

There are a variety of toppings that can be added to these nachos after they come out of the oven. This is the best part because your guests can customize the nachos to their liking. Serve up a nacho bar with more toppings that guests can put on themselves such as chopped tomatoes, guacamole, diced avocado, cilantro, parsley, chives, sour cream, black olives, jalapeños, and lime wedges.

💭 Final Thoughts

Pulled pork nachos are a meal in itself and can be made in no time! Lots of protein is provided from the black beans, refried beans, pork, and cheeses. Pulled pork nachos can be served for lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer. A lettuce salad or fresh vegetables are a great side dish.

Pulled pork nachos on a plate.

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BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe

Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe (BBQ)

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This recipe uses left over BBQ pulled pork that was cooked and shredded in the instant pot. It is a real treat that's layered with chips, lots of hot and spicy flavors, cheese, refried beans, and black beans.
5 from 2 votes
Cost $15
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings 8

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • leftover pulled pork
  • tortilla chips
  • 1 jar medium-hot thick and chunky salsa (24 ounces)
  • 1 can black beans (15.5 ounces)
  • 1 can refried beans (16 ounces)
  • 1 bag Monterey Jack cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 lb extra sharp cheddar cheese (or the amount you want to add)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  • Spread out nacho chips on the pan.
  • In a bowl, mix together the salsa and refried beans.
  • Drain the liquid from the can of black beans.
  • Add the black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, and a little bit of the sharp cheddar cheese to the salsa and refried beans mixture. Mix together.
  • Heat the leftover pulled pork for about 5 minutes in the microwave.
  • Add the pulled pork to the salsa mixture and mix together.
  • Spread the pulled pork and salsa mixture over the nacho chips.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the extra sharp cheddar cheese over the pulled pork and salsa mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Recipe Notes

  • The great thing about making BBQ pulled pork sliders for dinner one night is you can use the leftovers for pulled pork nachos the next night.
  • You can add any of your favorite toppings to this pulled pork recipe.
  • Pulled pork nachos are a great dish to make for a celebration, a potluck lunch, or a dinner party.
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