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two brown plates holding carnitas nachos next to lime slices and drinks.

Carnitas Nachos

These loaded Carnitas Nachos are piled high with pork carnitas, refried beans, melted cheese, salsa verde, and so much more. It’s a perfect party snack you have to serve with a big batch of palomas!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: party food
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 6 servings


  • 8 ounces carnitas shredded and warmed - about 2 cups
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • cup salsa verde
  • 12 ounces Monterey jack cheese grated - about 4 cups
  • 10 ounces tortilla chips
  • 2-3 small jalapenos thinly sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped - about 1 cup
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  • Set oven to broil and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Spread chips in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  • Evenly sprinkle with half of the cheese.
  • Evenly dollop beans on top of the first layer of cheese.
  • Top with shredded carnitas and remaining cheese.
  • Broil until the cheese is melty, bubbly, and browned around the edges, about 8 minutes.
  • Once the nachos are done top with salsa, avocado, tomatoes, jalapenos, red onion and cilantro. Serve immediately.
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