Whether you’re prepping for a big football party or a family barbecue, these Loaded Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos are stacked with layers of rich, mouthwatering barbecue flavors and will be the hit of the party!
It’s football play-off time, and I’m on a roll with tons of tasty Game Day recipes!
If you missed my Instant Pot 30-Minute BBQ Pork Ribs or my Homemade 15-Minute Restaurant-Style Salsa, be sure to check out those recipes. Today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos will help round-out your football party spread!
Beer and Food Pairings on KGW’s Portland Today
Before we get to the recipe for these super awesome crazy addictive Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos, let’s talk beer and football party food.
On Monday, before the National Football Championship, I had the opportunity to share some quick tips for beer and food pairings on our local NBC station’s Portland Today show.
Check it out:
Basically, I pair beer with food in a similar way that I pair wine with food.
Light beers (lagers, pilsners, ciders): pair with light appetizers, light cheeses, guacamole & chips, spicy chicken wings.
Medium beers (IPAs, amber ales): pair with most typical football fare, such as pizzas, wings, and ribs that have been grilled or slow cooked.
Dark beers (stouts, porters): pair with chocolate desserts, or really hearty food like smoked ribs.
When in doubt, serve a couple of IPAs at your game day tailgating/homegating party. Medium-bodied ales go with most foods. The bright acidity in ales tends to balance out the richness of football food such as hot wings, and also does a nice job of soaking up the oiliness of pizza.
Okay, now that we’ve got the beer figured out, it’s on to the main event of this post: the fully loaded, ridiculously yummy NACHOS!!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos
I love these nachos. More importantly, most people who attended a recent NFL party at my house LOVED these nachos.
They’ve got something for everyone: crispy tortilla chips, hearty and tender pulled pork done in the slow cooker and finished with our homemade BBQ Sauce, bright herbs, and a little bit of saltiness from the black olives.
Now, you can see from these pics that this time, I left out the cheese. However, for FULLY loaded nachos, I’ve included directions on when and how to incorporate shredded cheddar cheese (or, I use dairy-free Daiya cheese shreds).
And don’t forget the side of salsa and sour cream.
Okay. NOW I think you’re fully loaded and ready to go for the playoffs! Plus, stock these recipes up for the BIG GAME coming up on February 4th!
If you’re planning on throwing any Game Day parties, stay tuned. I’ll be sharing some tips on party planning, football gear, and more here on the blog later this week! Be sure to check back!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe
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