Tailgating with Pork: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos

Tailgating with pork?

Believe that!

Tailgate season is in FULL SWING: friends and football and food!

**Thanks to the National Pork Board and Kroger for sponsoring this post and allowing my to share my love for partying with friends and sharing one of my party-with-people recipes with YOU! Oh, and for sponsoring the attached giveaway See below!**

And because I love you, friends… and want you to have your own successful tailgate party… I am going to share with you how to make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos!

There are 2 things that make parties great… great food, and a hostess that is not all frazzled from working so hard to prep for the part she is too tired to enjoy the party… This is a recipe produces a GREAT dish as well as helps the hostess have the mostest when her guests arrive.

 So, season the pork shoulder…

Cut up an onion…

Brown the pork shoulder, add the onion, browned shoulder to the slow cooker and pour over 2 cans of root beer…

Looking good!

Set the slow cooker for 8-10 hours and remove pork shoulder and simply pull apart…

Place in a large pan, add taco seasoning and about 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke…

And then prepare yourself for the compliments!


I make my own queso “dip” our of Velveeta and salsa and a bit of milk. Serve with tortilla chips, diced tomatoes, avocado (or guacamole!), diced green onion, refried beans (or black beans), salsa, sour cream… and that kind of nacho-topping stuff. What am I missing… olives? Jalapeños! This is where you can get really creative.

But I’m not the only one with great tailgating ideas. Not only has Kroger come up with a handful of recipes to help you plan your next tailgate event or party… (Cuban Pork Adobo ChopsMake-It-Mine Pork KabobsTangy Grilled Back RibsDouble Pork Party SlidersPerfect Pulled PorkSimply Sauce Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin) they have deals coming up to help make feeding the masses affordable:

  • Week of September 15:  Pork Chops (boneless and bone in)
  • Week of September 22: Pork Back Ribs
  • Week of September 29: Pork Chops (boneless and bone in)
  • Week of October 6: Shoulder or Blade Roast
  • Week of October 13: Pork Tenderloin
  • Week of October 20: Pork Loin Center Roast

And I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know about Pork’s Pinterest Sweepstakes Repin-to-Win!

The National Pork Board’s “Repin-to-Win” Pinterest Sweepstakes runs thru 10/13 and features a collection of tailgating-themed recipes. All you have to do is repin one of the recipe images on Pork’s tailgating board with the hashtag #TailgatingWithPork for the chance to win 1 of 4 weekly prizes, in the form of $250 Kroger gift cards. I know you’re on Pinterest anyway… might as well add a little chance to win a few bucks… right?

SPEAKING OF GIVEAWAYS… To help with YOUR OWN party essentials, we are giving away a compact portable outdoor grill (with it’s own carrying bag!), a digital thermometer, a tailgate cooler bag, AND a $100 gift card so you can stock up on plenty of pork and other party supplies at Kroger.  I’m not even kidding… A STINKING PORTABLE OUTDOOR GRILL and stuff.

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17 Responses to “Tailgating with Pork: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos”

  1. Jo says:

    Yummy! We don’t have Krogers around here. But I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe…sounds so good!! 🙂

  2. Christina Z says:

    This looks so good think I have to make this soon very soon ” ) I like to make pulled pork bbq in slow cooker but this might become our new fave!

  3. Cheryl B says:

    Looks awesome! We make pulled pork in the crockpot, but this looks better 🙂

  4. Andrea says:

    Whoa! Rookie made a “version” of these Sunday…I’m gonna go out on a limb and say yours might be better! 🙂

  5. Susan Christy says:

    I make Pork Carnitas for parties, if I’m doing Mexican. If I’m grilling, then Pork Burgers or marinated pork chops.

  6. Whitney Lindeman says:

    Pulled pork is a go-to, but I do like a lot of Asian dishes with ground pork. 🙂

  7. Elena says:

    I like to have pork carnitas

  8. Jessie C. says:

    I like Bourbon-Glazed Smoked Pork Chops

  9. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Love BBQ Pulled Pork

  10. Ariana Reed says:

    Krogers is the shizzle dizzle! This giveaway is the shizzle dizzle! YOU are the shizzle dizzle! The cooler bag looks AWESOME!!

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