Smoked Pulled Pork Queso are a delicious and flavorful twist on the classic nachos dish. This recipe takes tender, slow-smoked pork shoulder and combines it with melted cheeses, tangy BBQ sauce, and a touch of heat from the jalapeño pepper. The result is a delicious and indulgent snack that is perfect for game day, a backyard barbecue, or just a casual get-together with friends and family.
If you’re a fan of BBQ and nachos, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite. The smoky flavor of the pork is perfectly complemented by the tangy BBQ sauce and the melted cheeses, while the jalapeño pepper adds a touch of heat to balance out the flavors. Whether you’re serving these nachos as a main dish or as an appetizer, they’re sure to be a hit with everyone at the table.
So fire up your smoker, gather your ingredients, and let’s get started on creating this delicious and crowd-pleasing recipe. Get ready to indulge in the ultimate BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos, and enjoy every savory, cheesy bite!
Smoked Pulled Pork Queso
- 5 lb pork shoulder
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- Chips for serving
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- 2 lbs pulled pork
- 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
- 8 oz cream cheese
Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature will allow for slow cooking and smoky flavor infusion into the pork.
Season the pork shoulder with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Make sure to rub the seasonings into all sides of the pork, covering it evenly.
Place the seasoned pork in the smoker, making sure there is enough room around it for air to circulate. Close the lid and let it smoke.
Smoke the pork shoulder until it reaches an internal temperature of 203 degrees Fahrenheit. This should take anywhere from 8-12 hours, depending on the size and cut of the meat.
Once the pork has reached the desired temperature, take it out of the smoker and let it rest for at least 1 hour. This allows the meat to reabsorb its juices, making it tender and juicy when shredded.
In a large foil pan, combine the shredded pork, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, minced jalapeño pepper, and cream cheese. Mix everything together until the cheese and cream cheese have melted and everything is evenly combined.
Place the foil pan back into the smoker, making sure the temperature is still set to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Smoke the nachos until the cheese has melted and bubbly. This should take approximately 15-20 minutes.
Once the cheese has melted, use a fork or spatula to incorporate everything together and spread it evenly across the pan.
Sprinkle a generous amount of cheddar cheese on top of the mixture. This will add an extra layer of flavor and texture to the nachos.
Place the pan back into the smoker and let it smoke until the cheese on top has melted.
Remove the pan from the smoker and serve the nachos immediately with chips. You can also garnish the nachos with chopped green onions, jalapeño slices, or any other toppings of your choice.
These are a delicious and crowd-pleasing dish that will satisfy any BBQ or nachos cravings. The combination of tender, slow-smoked pork shoulder, melted cheeses, tangy BBQ sauce, and a touch of heat from the jalapeño pepper creates a flavor explosion in every bite. This recipe is perfect for any casual gathering or special occasion, and is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it.
Not only are these nachos delicious, but they are also easy to make and customizable to your tastes. Whether you prefer a milder or spicier flavor, you can adjust the amount of jalapeño pepper to your liking. Additionally, you can top the nachos with any other toppings of your choice, such as diced onions, chopped cilantro, or sliced jalapeños. The possibilities are endless!
So the next time you’re in the mood for something hearty and satisfying, give this BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed. And if you have leftovers, they make for a great lunch or dinner the next day.
So go ahead, fire up your smoker, and enjoy every cheesy, smoky, and flavorful bite of this delicious BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos recipe!
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