Crispy Carnitas Nachos

Crispy Carnitas Nachos

Delicious carnitas are perfect for feeding a crowd watching a game.
  • Total Time 4 Hours 20 Minutes
  • Spice Level Medium
  • Servings 8
  • Ingredients 10


Cooking spray or oil, for greasing
750g boneless pork shoulder joint, string removed and discarded
1 pack Old El Paso™ Hot & Spicy Seasoning Mix for Tacos
120ml chicken stock
180g bag Old El Paso™ Original Nachips™
225g Cheddar cheese, grated
1 jar (215g) Old El Paso ™ Sliced Green Jalapeños, drained
To Serve
Spring onions, chopped
Soured Cream

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To make Carnitas:
1. Spray or grease a large slow cooker with cooking spray or oil. Place the pork into the slow cooker and sprinkle over the taco seasoning mix, reserving 1 tablespoon for the nachos.
2. Pour over the chicken stock then cover and cook on a High heat setting for 4-5 hours, or Low heat setting 8-9 hours, or until tender. Remove from slow cooker and shred with fork, discarding any excess fat.
To make Nachos:
1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (180ºC for fan assisted ovens), gas mark 6. Grease a large baking dish (about 1.5 litres) with oil and spread half of the Nachips™into the dish.
2. In a small bowl, mix the cheese and reserved tablespoon of taco seasoning mix. Sprinkle one third of cheese mixture over Nachips™. Spoon half of reserved carnitas mixture over the Nachips™ followed by half of the jalapeños. Repeat layers ending with remaining cheese.
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Top with the spring onions and serve with soured cream.


Great served with lime wedges, coriander and Old El Paso™ Thick ‘N’ Chunky Salsa.
Alternatively try with roasted shredded chicken.