Loaded Carnitas Nachos

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

When a craving hits you at 10pm at night, you just gotta go for it sometimes.

Now that my husband has been gone for a solid two months, I can safely say that I stay up late at night and worry…and then crave foods.

I worry about everything and then crave everything.

It’s typically very manageable because I don’t ever have the items on hand to make what I’m craving. But the other night when this Mama wanted nachos, she opened up her laptop, navigated over to ClickList and made all her nacho dreams come true.

Incase you’re wondering, ClickList is an online grocery ordering service through Fred Meyer (a Kroger store) and it is glorious. Basically, I order groceries from my bed late at night and then I go pick them up the next morning. Read: I don’t have to get out of the car! They bring all my groceries to me and they load them up.

Having no husband around makes it difficult to want to get out of the car to grocery shop, especially when you have a squirmy worm of a 15-month old who is interested in anything but sitting still. For all you busy ladies and gents out there, this service is 100% for you!

I will always do my grocery shopping between 10pm and 1am.

So, I use ClickList 1-4 times a week and I’m not ashamed about it in the least. I order my groceries between 10pm and 1am and I usually schedule to pick up around 11am the next morning. I use the service so frequently, the employees are starting to recognize me. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but whatever.

I like that they know the crazy Mom with the screaming boys who demand their windows be open no matter what the weather.

So, these guys loaded up my van and I was eating my Loaded Carnitas Nachos by noon.

Here is the recipe on how to make them:

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Start by laying out everything you’ll need for these Nachos. (Let’s pretend I remembered to put the can of corn in this photo, ok?)

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

The main star of this recipe are these pre-made Pork Carnitas. I saw them when I was browsing ClickList for fun (because that is seriously what I consider fun these days…) Oh man, are they good. Just reheat according to package directions and shred into small pieces. I suppose you could cut it, but I like the shredded look.

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

If my husband were here, he would eat this whole plate of Carnitas and forget all about the Nachos conveniently. But thankfully that is not the case.

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Lay out an entire bag of yellow corn chips (Simple Organic Brand is what I used) onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Cover those chips with lots of cheese and the shredded carnitas.

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Like so! Also, sprinkle on the black beans and the corn and then the remaining cheese.

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Looking good, right?

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

So we will put these into a hot oven to melt the cheese completely. Watch it carefully 🙂 We are’t using the broiler because that would just melt the top layer of cheese and we want it to melt ALL of the cheese evenly.

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

The fresh ingredients you’ll be topping these with: red onion, cilantro, tomatoes and lime wedges.

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Then, once the nachos are done and the cheese is completely melted, add those fresh toppings and serve immediately.

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Hello, gorgeous!!

I never thought I’d be the girl to crave nachos at 10pm at night, but here we are.

I could get used to this….

Be sure to scroll down for the printable recipe and all my recipe tips!

Recipe Links and Tips

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I really like my half sheet pan for this recipe. It is the perfect size for the amount of chips in the 9 oz. bag of Simple Truth Organic Chips.

The knife I used to cut all my veggies pictured above is from Fred Meyer! The line is called ‘Dash of That’ and these new home goods and kitchen products are going to be availabe in store soon! Keep your eyes peeled!

Don’t use the broiler for this recipe! The top layer of cheese will melt perfectly, but the bottom layer won’t before the top is all dried out. Bake it at a high temperature, and this will solve your problem 🙂

For easy clean up, use my good friend parchment paper! I will never go without parchment paper.

I used a cookie scoop to add my guacamole and sour cream to the middle of my pan of nachos. Feel free to just serve on the side. It’s probably just as good, though not as pretty 😉

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Loaded Carnitas Nachos

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Yield: 6 servings

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Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. container Kroger Carnitas Seasoned Pork
  • 9 oz. bag yellow corn tortilla chips (I used Simple Truth Organic)
  • 1 16 oz. bag Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese (I used Kroger)
  • 15.25 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15.25 oz. can sweet corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 large red onion, finely diced
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • sour cream and guacamole, for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Start heating Carnitas according to package directions.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread entire bag of tortilla chips in one even layer. Sprinkle half of the cheese overtop of the chips. Add the black beans and corn.
  4. Shred warm Carnitas, discarding any fat as you go. Add Carnitas to the top of the nachos and then sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. While nachos are cooking, prepare fresh toppings.
  6. Once nachos are finished baking, sprinkle with cilantro, onions, tomatoes, lime wedges, sour cream and guacamole. Serve immediately.

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  1. I am a TOTAL fan of ClickList! I hardly ever go in the grocery store now, and probably use it 1-2 times per week too (hehe). I didn’t know Kroger had the pre-made carnitas. Totally going to try that! It looks yummy. Thanks for the easy, awesome recipe!

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  2. I love grocery pick up! I bet that is one thing you’ll miss in NYC – or do they have delivery? Since you can get just about anything or any food delivered there. 🙂

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  3. I am going to make this dish

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  4. Oh YUMM! I love nachos & carnitas! You combined both – this is what’s for dinner tonight! THANKS 🙂

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  5. This looks delicious! I will def be making this sometime this summer!

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  6. This looks delicious! I love four of my home state of Texas recently, and am really missing my Tex-Mex. This will be a great recipe to try to get that taste of home back!

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  7. Look delicious!!

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  8. These look delish,will be trying! Best wishes on your move to NYC!

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  9. It’s 10:30 a.m. and I’m sitting at my desk at work — and now these are all I can think about. The more cilantro, the better, right?

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  10. They sound and look delicious..definately will try!

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  11. Checklist is wonderful! Love these nachos

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  12. These looks absolutely fantastic!

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  13. Okay, I must try making this! My husband and I love pork carnitas nachos and a local restaurant no longer makes them. 🙁 I’ll have to see if I can track down the premade carnitas pork.

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  14. I made these for my family when we were on vacation and they loved them!

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  15. Oh, wow!! Trying these tonight. The pre made pork carnitas are a real game changer! Keeping my fingers crossed my local market has them in stock!!!

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  16. Will definitely be making some of these nachos sometime soon this summer! Love how delicious and colorful your recipes always turn out. So glad they have ClickList available now for mothers; I remember wishing they had a service like that many years ago when my children were younger and my husband worked away from home.

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  17. These look delicious! Melt cheese on anything and I’ll eat it!

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  18. This is a must try for my family!

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  19. My husband would love these! Absolutely need to make this!

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  20. These look so yum, I need to look for those carnitas next time I’m at Kroger!

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  21. Going to make these! Looks delicious!!!!

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  22. These look super amazing! I too am a Click List addict! Talk about a game changer…..I typically dread summer break because I have to go to the store with the kids – HA! Thank goodness I don’t have to do that anymore. Sanity saved!

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  23. These are on our menu! My kids love nachos and they’re a great summertime snack!

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  24. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

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  25. Definitely going to have to try this!

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  26. My son has recently discovered the joy of nachos so I’ll,have to make these for him.

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  27. Ohhh sooo goood! This is a perfect summer’s eve meal. Quick, easy & filling. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. I’ve been on a nacho kick lately and these look absolutely delicious! I love how they are topped with fresh veggies! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Hope you are settling in nicely in the BIG APPLE!!

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  29. These look so delicious!!! Nachos are a favorite at our house!!

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  30. Looks awesome, definately will be trying soon! Love nachos

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  31. Yum, looks delicious!!!

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  32. I am making these for family beach week next week!!!

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  33. Oooh! I make nachos probably once a week and will have to give this one a try!!

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  34. This looks fantastic!

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  35. Can’t wait to try these!!

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  36. Nachos are always a favorite for me! This version looks delicious!

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  37. These nachos look amazing. You have the best recipes!

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  38. Oh my goodness these look amazing!!! I’m a major nacho lover from way back and I think I just HAVE to make these!!

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  39. This recipe is on my must-try list, especially with fourth of July coming up! It looks easy to put together too which is a must for me when having a big party with lots of different apps. I hope I can find a Kroger near us in Massachusetts!

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