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Pulled Pork Table Nachos

Do you want to WOW your guests?  This recipe is just the ticket for you!  Eli got creative in the kitchen using leftover smoked pork.  The end result was this fun dish of pulled pork table nachos that were simply out of this world!  Who knew leftovers could be so exciting???

What are table nachos?  Spread foil across the kitchen island or table and start creating.   There are so many options when serving these….from simple to more elaborate.  See for yourself…

The chef at work building delicious pulled pork bbq table nachos!

Smoked Pork Shoulder/Butt ~

The first step to this awesome recipe is the smoked pork shoulder/butt.  Pappy smoked this the day before and we used the leftovers for the nachos.


  • 12 to 15 pound pork shoulder butt
  • Tony Cachere’s creole seasoning
  • Stick of butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Melt butter and mix with 2 tablespoons creole seasoning.
  • Inject butter mixture all over the pork shoulder/butt.
  • Let marinate several hours or overnight.
  • Cut diagonal lines through the fat cap on top of pork shoulder/butt.  Next, season liberally with salt, pepper and more creole seasoning, being sure to get seasoning down in the cuts.

  • Smoke at 275 degrees until internal temperature of 195 degrees (about 12-14 hours) if your pork is 12 to 15 pounds.  Mix cherry and apple wood chips for a subtle fruit taste.
  • Remove meat from grill with about 2 hours left to cook and wrap entirely in foil.
  • When meat has reached desired doneness, remove foil and let sit 15 to 20 minutes before shredding.

Now Back to the Pulled Pork Table Nachos ~

Directions & Tips:

You can, of course, make these delicious nachos without having made your own smoked pork shoulder/butt on the grill.   Other options of shredded pork is purchasing already prepared pork or you can also make your own in the oven or crock pot.   Substituting chicken or beef on your nachos would be great as well!

  1.  Spread foil across the table or kitchen island…covering a large area.
  2. Layer the chips across the foil.  ***Pro Tip***- Eli used several types of chips which added a fun variation of flavors.  You can be creative and use your family favorites, but I do think a variation is key.  The chips we used were:

(I have included the link above for you to check them out, but if you have an off-price retailer near you such as Marshall’s, you  can find them there for much cheaper!)

  • Corn tortilla chips of your choice
  • Fritos Scoops

3.  Top the chips with the pulled pork.  Be sure to layer this heavily over the entirety of the chip spread.

4.  Squirt the desired amount of barbecue sauce over the pulled pork.  Our family favorite is Blue’s Hog BBQ Sauce

Blues Hog Original BBQ Sauce comes in jars or squeeze bottle.  We are a huge fan of the squeeze bottle.  We have been searching for the perfect sauce for years and have finally found it!  It truly is the perfect blend of sweet with just the right amount of heat!  It is the sauce that 90% of competition bbq teams use nationwide.

5.  Layer 1 can each of black beans and whole kernel corn.

6.  Top with melted cheese.   We love to make our own nacho cheese sauce with Veleeta, Rotel and diced green chiles.  It’s a crowd pleasing dip that you can cook over the stove or make in a crockpot.  ***See that recipe below.

7.  Finish off your nachos with garnishments for everyone to choose as they desire.  You can put in small bowls placed around the chips or layer directly on the foil around the nachos.  Garnishment ideas:

  • jalapeno peppers
  • tomatoes
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • avocado slices
  • diced onions
  • black olives

Ring the dinner bell and let everyone graze!

Ingredients for Nacho Cheese Sauce ~

  • One 32-ounce package Original,  Mexican, or Quesos Blanco Velveeta Cheese

Velveeta Original Cheese

Velveeta Mexican Cheese

Velveeta Queso Blanco Cheese

  • Two 10-ounce cans of Rotel or One 14.5-ounce can of petite diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • One 4-ounce can green chiles

Cook over low heat while stirring often or add all ingredients to crock pot and cook on low until melted.

Serving Options ~

It is always so much more fun to add festive tableware to any gathering.  I recently discovered Antique Farm House.  Their products are BEAUTIFUL!  I am loving these ideas…

Separate your condiment choices in this beautiful sectioned ceramic bowl by Antique Farm House

Use 2 or 3 long wood cutting boards from Antique Farm House to display your condiments and sauces!

This patterned stoneware spoon set is the perfect accompaniment for your serving bowls!


While having great recipes is always key to any gathering, the finishing touches bring it all together for a memorable night.  Whether you are planning ahead for Cinco De Mayo or just doing Taco Tuesday, be sure to add these pulled pork table nachos to your next entertaining night!

Come back and tell me how your’s turned out!

Mimi (Shelly)

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  1. Karleigh

    Yum we definitely have to try this again for the whole family!!!

  2. Stephanie Grillo

    I am embarrassed to say I had no idea which cut to use or how to pull pork! This is a great recipe and I will be serving at our next football gathering!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Stephanie I am so happy that this recipe is helpful to you! Great idea to serve these pulled pork nachos at the next football gathering!

  3. Hailee

    HOLY COW saving this for the super bowl party! Looks absolutely amazing

    • Shelly Latinovich

      What a great idea Hailee! These nachos are sure to be a super bowl party hit! Enjoy!

  4. Debbie

    This looks amazing! The perfect plan for a party or holiday gathering! I’m gonna give it a try – looks like a real crowd-pleaser!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      It really is a great recipe for a large gathering of any kind! I hope you come back and let me know how your company enjoys them!

  5. lindseydelossantos

    Looks like a must try for our house! Thank you for sharing!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      So glad to hear Lindsey! I am sure your family will love these amazing pulled pork nachos as much as we do! Enjoy!

  6. Christine

    Ok. Not only is table nachos a BRILLIANT idea, but PULLED PORK?!? AMAZING

    • Shelly Latinovich

      LOL… you brought a smile to my face Christine. It really is such a great idea for any gathering….and who doesn’t love pulled pork nachos? Enjoy!

  7. Kimberley Writes

    This looks so good. Thanks for sharing!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Glad you like the recipe Kimberley. I hope you try it soon!

  8. Elle Robinson

    This looks INCREDIBLE and soo delicious. I love that you can do this with so many people!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Elle, they really are incredible! Yes, it is such a game changer when serving large numbers of people…easy grazing!

  9. Pantea

    This looks absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Thanks Pantea! It really is a delicious recipe! Let me know what you think when you give it a try!

  10. Brooke

    What a genius dinner idea for the family! Table nachos are on the menu for next week!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Thanks Brooke! It really is a fun family recipe! Please let me know how your family loves them after you make them! Enjoy!

  11. Life By Deanna

    This looks AMAZING!

    • Shelly Latinovich

      Thanks Deanna! I hope you try this recipe soon because it truly is delicious!

  12. Jennifer

    Wow these look amazing and perfect for a crowd!

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