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Loaded Carnitas Nachos

By: Lauren Brennan, Lauren's Latest

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!

In case 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. 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.

Prep Time: 12 min. | Cook Time: 8 min. | Total Time: 20 min. | Yield: 6 servings

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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