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Mouthwatering pulled pork piled onto crispy tortilla chips and then loaded with toppings makes ULTIMATE Nachos that you will become obsessed with! Pulled Pork cooked in the Instant Pot is tender and juicy. Then, when it’s layered over tortilla chips, topped with cheese, beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado, and drizzled with BBQ sauce, you’ve got a dish destined for the record books!
If you are a pulled pork fan, this recipe has your name on it! It seems like restaurants, home cooks, and BBQ enthusiasts are serving up pulled pork everywhere you look, and for a good reason. It’s absolutely delicious!
My pulled pork nacho recipe really is the ultimate in scrumptious food that’s fun to make and eat! It’s easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or a main dish for dinner.
What Is Pulled Pork?
- Pulled Pork is made from a Boston butt and is sometimes referred to as a pork butt or pork shoulder, comes from high on the hog, above the shoulder blade, and has lots of juicy, marbled fat. This cut of meat is relatively inexpensive and lends itself to many different cooking methods like smoking, slow cooking, and the Instant Pot.
- Pork in grocery stores today is 16 percent leaner and 27 percent lower in saturated fat compared to 26 years ago. It’s a good source of nutrients important to our health, such as thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, phosphorus, and protein, and a “good” source of zinc and potassium.
- Also, important to me is that when I buy a Boston butt or other cuts of pork, I’m supporting family farms here in the US. Did you know that about one-third of the pork in the United States comes from Iowa? Supporting family farms is so important, and I’m proud to know and trust folks who work hard every day to give us good food to enjoy.
Ingredients For Pulled Pork
- Pork – Boston Butt
- Dry Mustard
- Garlic Powder
- Brown Sugar
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
How Do You Make Pulled Pork In The Instant Pot?
For my Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos, I used my Instant Pot. I wanted my meat to turn out tender and juicy and reduce the cooking time required by smoking.
After preparing the pork with my special rub, I placed it in the Instant Pot and set the time. Cooking pork in the Instant Pot is simple and easy. Just turn it on and let it work its magic. To make sure your pork is done to perfection, all you do is cook it for 15 minutes per pound.
When the timer sounds, turn Instant Pot off and allow steam to release naturally (do not use the quick-release) for approximately 20 minutes. When the valve drops, remove the lid and carefully remove pork from the pot. Shred meat with two forks. That’s it! It turns out perfect every time.
After you’ve cooked and shredded the pork, now it’s time to build the nachos. This is where the fun comes in!
I like to make my Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos in a large cast iron skillet. It serves as an excellent large vessel to layer your ingredients into, plus once your nachos come out of the oven, the skillet is the perfect way to serve up your delicious creation.
Toppings For Pulled Pork Nachos
- Shredded cheddar or pepper jack or Monterrey jack cheese
- Black Beans
- Cooked corn
- Pickled Jalapenos
- Chopped Tomatoes
- BBQ Sauce
- Chopped Red Onion
- Pico De Gallo
- Chopped Cilranto
- Sour Cream
How To Serve Homemade Nachos
This is one ULTIMATE dish that’s great when you’re having folks over, and it makes a great weeknight meal. With a few first-rate ingredients, your Instant Pot, and a little prep work, your friends and family will be wowed over these pulled pork nachos. I promise!
- Serve as an appetizer for game day with Southwest Ranch Dip and Tequila Sunrises.
- Nachos make a great main meal, along with Crock Pot Tortilla Soup.
- And if you are lucky enough to have some leftover pulled pork, you can have nachos, tacos, or pulled pork sandwiches the next day.
Craving More? Try This Appetizer Recipes!
- 1 5-6 pound Pork – Boston Butt
- 3 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 13 oz bag tortilla chips
- 2 cups cheddar cheese – shredded
- 2 cups Monterrey jack cheese – shredded
- 1 cup tomatoes – diced
- 1 15.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 15.5 oz can corn, rinsed and drained
- 1 avocado – pitted and chopped
- ¼ cup pickled jalapenos
- 1 cup BBQ sauce – your favorite
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro if desired
- In a small bowl, mix together paprika, mustard, garlic powder, brown sugar, kosher salt and pepper. Place pork in a glass baking dish and sprinkle over dry rub and pat into meat on all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Remove pork from glass container and place in Instant Pot. Set to pressure cook – high. Set time to 15 minutes per pound of pork. When timer sounds, turn Instant Pot off and allow steam to release naturally, approximately 20 minutes. When valve drops, remove lid and carefully remove pork from pot. Shred meat with two forks.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Using a large cast iron skillet or oven proof pan, layer on tortilla chips covering bottom. Add a layer of pulled pork then sprinkle with cheddar and Monterrey jack cheese. Repeat with another layer. Place skillet in oven and cook for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted and chips are hot.
- Remove skillet from oven. Layer on tomatoes, beans, corn, avocado and jalapenos. Drizzle on BBQ sauce and sour cream. Top with additional pulled pork and cheese.
Want To Know More About Using The Instant Pot?
If you are new to cooking with an Instant Pot or just don’t know where to start, I’ve got something to help. I’ve put together a helpful guide with tips and recipes to get you using the Instant Pot like a pro!
I make this at least once a month. But I would NEVER EVER use BBQ sauce. I use fresh salsa and queso, it’s awesome!!
I am so happy to hear that you’ve been enjoying the recipe, fresh homemade salsa and queso sound like the PERFECT toppings for these nachos! Thank you so much for your support, if you ever have any questions about another recipe, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask!
Oh, YUM! Another delicious recipe to try in my Instant Pot. Thank you for sharing.
Claudine in Fort Worth, TX
You are so welcome, Claudine. Thank you for your sweet words. This is one yummy dish for sure!
Have a wonderful weekend.