BBQ Nachos

BBQ Nachos: Tortilla chips, pulled pork, liquid cheese, barbeque sauce and shredded cheese…SO GOOD! howtomakebbqnachos While living in Memphis, TN for 19 months I familiarized myself with several of the local barbecue joints. Many of them famous for their ribs, brisket, sauce or all of the above. While I tried several different places there was really only one that  I thought was super good.  I am not a big fan of ribs or brisket but I prefer a pulled pork sandwich but while in Memphis I tried BBQ Nachos for the first time and I was hooked!!  homemadebbqnachos In my opinion the best barbeque joint in Memphis is Central Barbeque and they have the BEST nachos. They have three locations in Memphis and one is downtown so if you are driving through and want to stop somewhere to eat the downtown location is convenient and highly recommended by yours truly.   Now, back to the nachos. Since we are now living in Louisville and Central Barbeque is no longer down the street from us we sometimes still get a craving for those beloved nachos. Annnnnd, since driving 6 plus hours for nachos is not a good idea we just make our own barbecue nachos at home. First off, I used store bought barbecue sauce. I have made my own sauce before and it turned out great but I wanted to use store bought and make these nachos as quick and easy as possible. I did make my own dry rub seasoning that I rubbed all over the pork that I cooked low and slow in my crock pot.    I used store bought cheez-whiz! Now, let me also be honest and say that this was the first time I have ever bought this and yes, I know it’s bad for us, but once in a while we can splurge. Please, don’t hate. It tastes sooooo good on Barbecue Nachos. Plus, every time we would eat at the restaurant I would tell my husband that I swore they used those large cans of cheese sauce from Sam’s Club. So, by not making my own cheese sauce I was helping to make these nachos more authentic.  PicMonkey-Collage  BBQ Nachos would make great party food. Football season will be here soon and how cool would it be to set up a nacho bar for your guests to enjoy while everyone watches the game!

BBQ Nachos


  • Boston Butt
  • Dry Rub Recipe to follow
  • Barbeque Sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray's, but you can use your preferred sauce
  • Cheese Sauce
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese
  • liquid smoke


Dry Rub

  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • Lightly drizzle the liquid smoke over roast and massage into the roast
  • Sprinkle the dry rub over roast and pat it into the meat. Do this on both sides.
  • Place in crock pot on low and let cook for 8-10 hours. This will vary depending on the size of pork you use.
  • Once the meat is cooked shred it.
  • On a baking sheet sprinkle the dry rub on the chips and bake at 250 for 5 minutes.
  • On a plate
  • begin with a layer of nachos
  • liquid cheese
  • meat
  • liquid cheese (yes, another layer)
  • barbecue sauce
  • shredded cheese
  • Enjoy!


The pork I used was about 3 and a half pounds. I halved the dry rub recipe and had plenty.

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