Nachos al Pastor

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Last Updated on November 13, 2019 by Chef Mireille

Nachos al PastorThis week’s BM theme consists of Nachos with a twist. Traditional toppings for nachos usually include any of the following – ground meat, corn, black beans, jalapenos, cheese, tomatoes, onions and olives. While still keeping to Mexican flavors, my twist is to do an al pastor version.

al Pastor is a filling often used in tacos or burritos in Mexican cooking. This filling consists of slow roasted pork shoulder with pineapple. Here I did a quick version using a few pork chops instead of a whole shoulder. I braised the pork chops in pineapple juice and saved the chopped pineapple for the nacho topping.

For more delicious Mexican food, check out these other Mexican Recipes.

Nachos al Pastor

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 8

Pork Ingredients:

  • 2 bone in pork chops (1 lb.)
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle powder (or cayenne pepper)
  • 12 oz. pineapple juice
  • finely chopped cilantro

Nachos Ingredients:

  • store bought corn tortillas
  • chopped pineapple
  • sliced scallions
  • canned black beans, drained
  • canned corn, drained
  • corn tortillas
  • grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Combine pork, garlic, olive oil, cumin and chipotle. Mix to toss pork with all of the ingredients. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.

In a skillet, heat oil.

Add pork chops and brown on both sides. Add pineapple juice and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 hour. Chop.

Add salt and cilantro. Stir to combine.

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Preheat oven to 400 F.

Cut the tortillas into quarters.

Heat a pot with enough oil for deep frying. Add tortilla quarters and fry until golden brown.

Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Layer some tortilla chips on the bottom of a bowl.

Sprinkle a little pork and pineapple on top. Add some beans, corn and cheese on top. Add another layer of chips and repeat. Sprinkle scallion on top.

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Place in oven for about 10 minutes, until cheese melts.

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These are hearty and can even serve as a meal on itself…

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not just a snack…

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Nachos al Pastor

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

  • Pork Ingredients:
  • 2 bone in pork chops 1 lb.
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle powder or cayenne pepper
  • 12 oz. pineapple juice
  • finely chopped cilantro
  • Nachos Ingredients:
  • store bought corn tortillas
  • chopped pineapple
  • sliced scallions
  • canned black beans drained
  • canned corn drained
  • corn tortillas
  • grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine pork, garlic, olive oil, cumin and chipotle. Mix to toss pork with all of the ingredients. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
  • In a skillet, heat oil.
  • Add pork chops and brown on both sides. Add pineapple juice and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 hour. Chop.
  • Add salt and cilantro. Stir to combine.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cut the tortillas into quarters.
  • Heat a pot with enough oil for deep frying. Add tortilla quarters and fry until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Layer some tortilla chips on the bottom of a bowl.
  • Sprinkle a little pork and pineapple on top. Add some beans, corn and cheese on top. Add another layer of chips and repeat. Sprinkle scallion on top.
  • Place in oven for about 10 minutes, until cheese melts.
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