So who among you remembers the delicious Chorizo Pulled Pork I made about a month ago? Well here it is again to prove you why you should save some leftovers in the freezer. These sweet potato pulled pork nachos are a perfect healthy fast lunch idea for those days you’re in detox mode but still looking for a mindblowing meal. It takes you less than 20 minutes to make this meal and you’ll be well fed afterwards.
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Sweet potato pulled pork nachos
I’m totally aware of the fact that nachos traditionally exists out of tortilla chips covered with cheese. So in fact I probably shouldn’t call these nachos… But they taste at least as good as the traditional nachos so why not… If you really want them the traditional way just replace the sweet potato by tortilla chips and bam you got yourself some real nachos. The hispanic influences in the “chorizo pulled pork” combine well with the tex-mex style origin of the nachos. Especially the use of fresh cilantro brings some balance to the rather heavy taste of the pulled pork.
A fastfood meal
Like mentioned before it takes no time to serve this meal when using pulled pork leftovers. You can eat a fastfood meal with slow cooked smoky meat in no time. No matter how fast and simple it is, the palate of this dish is simply marvelous! Note that the taste of this meal is as exploding in flavours as it looks on the plate! Who said a meal should be complicated to be good? The sweet potato pulled pork nachos combine best of both worlds.
Interested in trying this recipe with other (pulled) pork recipes? Try:
- North-Carolina pulled pork
- BBQ Bastard’s Pulled Pork
- Whisky smoked Pig cheeks
- Mojito style Pork Jowls
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Healthy fastfood made with your favorite low and slow pulled pork! See further in this post for Pulled pork recipes.
Tools used for this recipe:
- 2 Big sweet potatoes
- 400 gr Chorizo Pulled Pork
- 1 red onion
- 2 sweet bell peppers
- 200 gr . canned black beans
- 200 gr . canned corn
- Fresh lemon juice at taste
- Salt at taste
- Fresh cilantro at taste
- 100 gr . grated cheese
- Sour cream
- Oven or BBQ (indirect heat)
- Cast iron plate
- Cast iron skillet
Prepare your oven or BBQ for indirect cooking at 200°C / 400°F
Slice the sweet potato's into chips (slices about 2 mm.). Baste them with a thin layer of rapeseed oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake the sweet potato chips on a cast iron plate for about 10 min. (until they get a slight crispy look).
Prepare the vegetable toppings while baking the sweet potato:
Thinly chop the sweet onion and add it to a hot skillet with rapeseed oil. Bake until fragrant (+-5 min.).
Add the sliced sweet bell pepper, corn and black beans. Bake for another 3-5 min.
Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Don't go easy on the lemon juice! The freshness will make the flavors explode. Especially when you don't like cilantro you need to make sure you got the fresh touch in the vegetables.
Remove the crispy sweet potatoes from the oven. Cover them with the vegetables and top with grated cheese.
Put the plate back in the oven or BBQ for another 2-5 minutes. Until the cheese is molten.
Remove the plate from the oven. Finish with fresh cilantro and serve with cream cheese and lemon slices.
Have a great meal!
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