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Crispy Carnitas Nachos

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  • 40 min prep time
  • 4 hr 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Delicious carnitas get the royal treatment when put on decadent nachos. Try some at your next game day get together.

Ingredients

Carnitas

3
lb boneless pork butt or shoulder blade roast
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1/2
cup chicken broth

Nachos

8
cups Food Should Taste Good™ cantina tortilla chips
2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
Make it FRESH toppings, as desired (see below)

Steps

  • 1 To make Carnitas: Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; trim roast of excess fat, and place in slow cooker. Sprinkle with taco seasoning mix, reserving 1 tablespoon for nachos. Pour chicken broth over roast. Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours, or Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours, or until tender. Remove from slow cooker, and shred with fork. Reserve 2 cups shredded pork for nachos. Save remaining for another use.
  • 2 To make Nachos: Heat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil, and spray with cooking spray. Spread half of chips evenly in pan.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix cheese and reserved tablespoon of taco seasoning mix. Sprinkle half of cheese mixture over chips. Drop half of reserved carnitas mixture over chips, followed by half of green chiles. Repeat layers.
  • 4 Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with toppings; serve immediately.
  • 1 To make Carnitas: Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; trim roast of excess fat, and place in slow cooker. Sprinkle with taco seasoning mix, reserving 1 tablespoon for nachos. Pour chicken broth over roast. Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours, or Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours, or until tender. Remove from slow cooker, and shred with fork. Reserve 2 cups shredded pork for nachos. Save remaining for another use.
  • 2 To make Nachos: Heat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil, and spray with cooking spray. Spread half of chips evenly in pan.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix cheese and reserved tablespoon of taco seasoning mix. Sprinkle half of cheese mixture over chips. Drop half of reserved carnitas mixture over chips, followed by half of green chiles. Repeat layers.
  • 4 Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with toppings; serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Ideas for Make it FRESH toppings: Sriracha sauce, sour cream, salsa, sliced green onions, fresh lime wedges.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
330
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
56%
Saturated Fat
14g
69%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
135mg
46%
Sodium
750mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
0g
Protein
45g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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