Mile High Memphis-Style BBQ Nachos

Oh how I do love nachos piled high with smoked pulled pork, cheese and jalapeno. There’s no point in doing it half-way, either. These Mile High Memphis-style BBQ nachos bring it. Three layers of nachos. Bite after bite of BBQ goodness. The perfect way to use up leftover pork, beef or chicken.

Mile High Memphis-Style BBQ Nachos

I prefer to use either fire-roasted jalapenos or green chiles on my nachos. Roasting chiles is the way to go, adding a little more smokiness to the dish. You can find canned roasted chiles in your grocery store, near the Hispanic food section. I always keep a few cans on hand because they’re great in lots of other dishes, not just nachos.

Mile High Memphis Style BBQ Nachos

These Mile High Memphis-style BBQ nachos bring it. Three layers of nachos. Bite after bite of BBQ goodness. The perfect way to use up leftover pork, beef or chicken.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 337kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese melted
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 pounds smoked pork shredded or chopped
  • pickled jalapenos to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F or fire up your grill for indirect cooking.
  • I like to use cast iron fajita skillets for this recipe, but you can use a large cast iron skillet or a baking sheet.
  • Spread out 1/3rd of the chips. Drizzle with 1/3rd of the cheese and sprinkle with 1/3 of the pork.
  • Repeat the layers two more times.
  • Transfer to the grill or oven and cook until the chips are warmed and the cheese is nice and gooey hot.
  • Sprinkle with jalapenos and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1340mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 637IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Cauliflower Nachos

Who needs all the carbs you find in traditional nachos? We’ll, here’s the solution if you’re watching your carbohydrates. Perfectly roasted cauliflower topped with your favorite nacho toppings, such as cheese, guacamole, and salsa! Heck, you don’t even have to be counting carbs to enjoy these cauliflower nachos.

Cauliflower Nachos

These remind me of another low-carb version of a dish: mashed cauliflower. Just like the potato version, but without the carbs. We make them often and always enjoy folk’s reaction when we tell them they aren’t eating mashed potatoes.

For other delicious low-carb snacks, make some Buffalo cauliflower bites and cauliflower popcorn.

Cauliflower Nachos

Who needs all the carbs you find in traditional nachos? We’ll, here’s the solution if you’re watching your carbohydrates. Perfectly roasted cauliflower topped with your favorite nacho toppings.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 78kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place cauliflower pieces in a large bowl.
  • Add the oil and toss gently to coat.
  • Add the salt, cumin, paprika, chili powder and garlic powder. Toss to coat.
  • Pour cauliflower out on a large baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  • Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden in color and the edges have started to crisp.
  • Sprinkle with the cauliflower with the cheeses and return to the oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Serve topped with salsa, guacamole and jalapeños.

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Nachos on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

I cannot stop using the cooking rack for my Char-Broil Big Easy. Not only does it give me up to 6 levels of cooking, I figured out I can add 9″ pie pans and cook things I could never cook before. Like nachos. Crunchy nachos, with melted cheese. With all of your favorite toppings. You’ll be really happy with how great the chips for crisp up in your Big Easy. They’re perfect!

Nachos on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You’re not cooking the nachos on the Char-Broil Big Easy, just melting the cheese and warming and crisping the chips. If you’re favorite toppings include cooked crumbled sausage or Mexican ground beef, cook the meat first before adding it to the nachos.

Check out my write-up on the cooking rack for tips and tricks!

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Nachos on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Crunchy nachos, with melted cheese. With all of your favorite toppings. You’ll be really happy with how great the chips for crisp up in your Big Easy. They’re perfect!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese
  • Your favorite toppings

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Add the tortilla chips to the pie pans. Do not overcrowd the chips.
  • Top chips with shredded cheese.
  • Lower basket into the Big Easy.
  • Cook until the cheese melts.

Notes

You’ll need a Big Easy Cooking Rack and 9″ pie pans to make these nachos.