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Traeger BBQ Pork Nachos

When you have leftover pulled pork hanging around your fridge, break out the tortilla chips and whip up some Traeger BBQ Pork Nachos! There is tons of cheese, all loaded with your smoked pulled pork, plus black beans, cowboy candy, and tangy barbecue sauce! Unique, flavorful, and delicious!

BBQ Pork Nachos

Making a legit Smoked Pulled Pork butt might be easy, but it takes a long time. If you’re going to put that kind of time and effort into pulled pork, you might as well make a big one. Or a couple of big ones. Pulled pork freezes well, and you can make many dishes with your delicious leftovers. If you scroll down a bit, I’ve got a whole list of suggestions.

These aren’t your typical nachos. They are more BBQ than spicy Mexican-style, and the cowboy candy adds sweet and spicy notes to the whole dish that you can’t replicate in any other way.

I’ve seen cowboy candy at some stores lately, but you can always make it if you can’t find it. It is simple to make and tastes great! I have a great recipe for Cowboy Candy here!

This dish is a great appetizer for a crowd the next time you get together to watch the game or celebrate a birthday together.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Soooo meaty! This one is loaded with protein.
  • A nice change-up from typical nachos!
  • Makes a perfect appetizer for a crowd. Or a meal for a couple teenagers.

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Smoked BBQ Pork Nachos

BBQ Pork Nachos shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Colby Jack cheese
  • Smoked pulled pork
  • BBQ rub
  • Black beans
  • Cowboy candy
  • BBQ Sauce

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Smoked BBQ Pork Nachos

How to make BBQ Pork Nachos

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Fire up your oven or the pellet grill and preheat to 350°F.



Layer the chips, cheese, black beans, and smoked pulled pork. Bake until everything is hot and the cheese is bubbly.



Add the rest of the toppings to the pan.



Serve hot to hungry friends and family!

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Smoked BBQ Pork Nachos

BBQ Pork Nachos FAQ

Can this dish be made in advance?

The pulled pork can be made ahead of time, but the assembly should happen right before cooking and eating. Nachos don’t make great leftovers.

What’s the best way to store and reheat leftovers?

It is best to only prepare as many nachos as you can eat in one sitting. If you do wind up with extras, store them loosely covered in the fridge. Reheat in the oven, and hope your chips aren’t too soggy. 😉

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Smoked BBQ Pork Nachos
Smoked BBQ Pork Nachos

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Smoked BBQ Pork Nachos
Yield: 12 servings

BBQ Pork Nachos

Smoked BBQ Pork Nachos

One of the best plates of nachos we've ever made! These nachos feature smoked pulled pork, cowboy candy, tons of cheese, and black beans, and tangy BBQ sauce!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 15 ounces Juanita's Tortilla Chips
  • 6 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 4 cups smoked pulled pork
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ rub (suggestions below)
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1/2 cup cowboy candy or pickled jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce


  1. Preheat your oven or your Traeger to 350°F.
  2. Build your nachos on a large sheet pan. Season the pulled pork with the BBQ rub. Evenly distribute the seasoned pork, beans, and cheese over the chips.
  3. Heat until the cheese is melted and the meat is nice and hot.
  4. Top with the rest of your fixings and serve hot!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 932Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1760mgCarbohydrates: 93gFiber: 8gSugar: 35gProtein: 45g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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