Big Poppa’s Carnitas Nachos

Posted on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023 in appetizer, featured recipes, Griddle, main dish

Indulge in the savory goodness of Big Poppa’s Carnitas Nachos! These mouthwatering nachos are loaded with tender carnitas, zesty Mexican flavors, and a melty layer of cheese. Perfect for parties, game nights, or satisfying your nacho cravings, this recipe will surely be a crowd-pleaser.

Big Poppa’s Carnitas Nachos

Course: Main Course, Appetizer   Cuisine: American, Mexican   Prep Time: 20 min   Cook Time: 20 min   Servings: 2-4



Big Poppa’s Jallelujah Seasoning

Nacho chips

Black beans

Mexican Sauce

Shredded Cheese

Pico de Gallo

Mexican Crema

Avocados or Guacamole

Oil for griddling


1. Prepare the Carnitas:

Heat up your griddle and add a little oil to prevent sticking.

Place the carnitas on the griddle to heat them up and give them a delicious sear.

Season the carnitas with a generous sprinkle of Big Poppa’s Jallelujah Seasoning for extra flavor.

Once the carnitas are hot and nicely browned, set them aside.

2. Build the Nacho Layers:

Preheat your oven to a low broil setting.

Take a sheet pan and start assembling your nacho layers.

Begin with a single layer of nacho chips, covering the bottom of the sheet pan evenly.

3. Add the Layers:

Spread a layer of black beans over the nacho chips, ensuring even distribution.

Drizzle a layer of Mexican Sauce over the beans, adding a tangy kick to the nachos.

Carefully place the prepared carnitas evenly over the beans and sauce.

4. Layer on the Cheese:

Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese over the carnitas, making sure every corner is covered.

5. Melt the Cheese:

Take the loaded sheet pan to your preheated griddle.

Cover the sheet pan to create a mini-oven effect and let the cheese melt and bubble.

6. Add the Final Touches:

Once the cheese is perfectly melted, carefully remove the sheet pan from the griddle.

Top the nachos with a generous spoonful of pico de Gallo for a burst of freshness.

Drizzle Mexican Crema in a zigzag pattern over the nachos for a creamy texture and added flavor.

Slice ripe avocados and arrange them over the nachos or add dollops of guacamole for a luscious taste.



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