Serving up some Coca-Cola® Pulled Pork Skillet Nachos is a fantastic way to use slow cooker pulled pork and the perfect menu option for having friends over for watching the game.
Football watching parties sort of go hand and hand with either something simmering on the stove or something being kept warm fuss-free in the slow cooker.
Slow cooker pulled pork has limitless options and you probably don’t need me to teach you how to make it. You know that you can eat it alone. Eat it on a sandwich. On a slider. Top your baked potato with it.
Or, when you think you can’t possibly consider eating more pulled pork any other way, you can pile it up high on top your tortilla chips and it turn it into some Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Skillet Nachos.
- 1 (4 lbs) Boston butt, boneless
- 12 ounce can of Coca-Cola
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 bottle of BBQ sauce
- For the Skillet Nachos:
- 1 bag tortilla chips
- 8 ounce package shredded cheese (I like the easy melt, combo sharp and mozzarella)
- assorted toppings of choice
Cut away any thick portions of fat from the outside of the pork roast.
In a small bowl, whisk together spices and rub all over the pork roast. Place the pork roast into the crockpot. Pour the can of Coca-Cola over the roast. Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or on LOW for 8-10 hours. Remove the roast from the crock pot and place onto a cutting board. Reserve 1/2 cup of the juice remaining in the crock pot and discard the rest.
Using 2 forks, shred the pork then return to the crockpot. Add the reserved juice and the bottle of BBQ sauce. Mix. Drop the temperature to LOW (if not on already) and continue to cook for an additional 30 minutes.
To Prepare the Skillet Nachos:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cover the cast iron skillet with tortilla chips, layer with 1 cup cheese, 1 cup of shredded pulled pork, repeat layers and top with a bit more cheese, jalapenos, olives, etc.
(If adding sour cream, add just prior to serving and not before placing in oven).
Bake for 10-12 minutes just until cheese is melted and bubbling.
Nachos at a sporting event are just, well, nachos. But skillet nachos? You don’t have to ask me twice!
If you really want to impress your guests, have the oven pre-heated and some cast iron skillets out ready for creating your guests to create their own nachos. Place assorted toppings near the slow cooker and let them create their own masterpiece. If you invited me to your football watch party and gave me the option of creating my own nachos versus pulled pork on a bun, I’d probably make you my best friend.
(these fun Coca-Cola glasses come out every football season)
There’s something super fun about having the option to create your own nacho pile!
There’s also something super fun about ordering your groceries online (you can use the app, too but I like the larger screen when online shopping) and pulling into your neighborhood Walmart and having them all bagged and ready for you.
There’s a Walmart super close to where Tucker (the dog) gets his acupuncture treatments every couple of weeks. His appointments are always on Thursdays, so I know on Wednesday afternoon to hop on the Walmart grocery site, chose my pickup time to coincide with Tucker’s appointment, add my household groceries including any special ingredients for weekend football snacking plans to my online cart, then poof- while he’s in his session I run over and pick up my groceries. I update the app when I’m on my way so the employee can move the groceries from the refrigerated room into the cart ready for my arrival. You even tell the app what color your car is so they know exactly where you are.
It means the case of Coca-Cola I ordered is loaded into my car for me! No fighting to get the box underneath the cart, and no hauling it on my own. And when preparing for having folks over for a football watch party, you know you’re going to need the large case of Coca-Cola. Who wants to lug that thing around if you don’t have to?!
Some say that grocery pickup/delivery has made us lazy as a society, but I say it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
I’ve tried doing the shopping myself while Tucker was getting his treatment, and you know what happens- I end up shopping for things that aren’t on the list….and taking more than the 45 mins I have before he’s ready to be picked back up.
Scheduling my pickup is the most efficient use of my time.
And besides that, Walmart makes it super easy to add the things you need for homegating or tailgating including Coke® and/or Coke® Zero Sugar to pair with the food that is synonymous with football.
What about you? What are your football snacking plans this weekend?
For tons of recipes and football celebration inspiration, be sure to check out the Kick Off With Great Taste round up of recipes area of the Walmart website.
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