Ground Pork Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, olives, red peppers and spring onions, a fantastic party food recipe to feed a crowd. These nachos are not only insanely delicious, but healthy too. Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes so that the cheese can melt nicely, and you get the best Game Day food. Great for any other celebration too!
Supermarkets usually have a large selection of party food, some cheaper than other, but there is no better food than the homemade one, and I am sure many agree with this. A nice bag of tortilla chips, some shredded mozzarella, perfectly cooked ground pork, some nice veggies, and you get something absolutely delicious.
And that with minimal prep. Once the pork mince is cooked, and that doesn't take long at all, all we have to do is assemble the nachos, and bake them in the oven for about 10 minutes or so until the cheese is nice and melted. And that's it, nothing complicated.
Now, with nachos there is always so much you can add. Make it as spicy as you like, or as mild, and go crazy over what meat or veggies to add, anything goes really. Pulled pork might be the popular choice, but ground beef can be as delicious. Let's see how to cook it!
Ingredients needed to make ground pork nachos
- tortilla chips - plain tortillas are the best
- ground pork - pork mince
- garlic - it adds so much flavour
- cherry tomatoes - or any other tomatoes
- salt & ground black pepper
- black olives - sliced and pitted
- pepper - I used red, but it can be any flavour
- mozzarella cheese - or any other stretchy cheese
- spring onions - they add colour and flavour, but regular onion can be used too
- chilli peppers - for a fiery touch
- vegetable oil
Step-by-step photos and instructions
Ground pork can be cooked in endless ways, but for this recipe we can keep it simple, there are lots of flavours there, and we want to get to taste them all.
- in a frying pan, heat up the oil, add the ground pork and use a spatula or wooden spoon to break up the meat into small pieces
- cook it until no longer pink and slightly crispy, then add the garlic and water or broth, and leave to cook with the lid on until the liquid is evaporated
- add the chopped tomatoes, and leave to cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are mushy
- season well with salt and pepper
And that's all, the ground pork is ready! Leave it to cool slightly before topping the tortilla chips with it, we don't want the nachos soggy!
How to assemble the nachos
Best way to bake the nachos is to spread tortilla chips out on a baking tray, in this way we can add lots of toppings. If you go for any other meat, make sure it's cooked beforehand, as it won't have time to cook in the oven.
Spread the pork over the chips, then add the chopped red peppers, sliced black onions, chilli peppers if you use any, shredded mozzarella cheese and bake. Top with spring onions once the nachos are out of the oven.
What to serve with nachos
To serve, you can either go for some good old sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. Or any other sauce of your choice, there is no rule here. On their own they are pretty amazing too! I would even try them with Black Olive Tapenade Recipe.
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Ground Pork Nachos
- 1 bag tortilla chips (I used Old Paso, 185 g, 6 oz)
- 250 g ground pork ½ lb
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup sliced pitted black olives
- 1 red pepper
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- a handful of spring onions
- chilli peppers (optional)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Heat up the oil in a pan, add the ground pork and use a wooden spoon or spatula to break it up into small pieces until no longer pink.
- Continue to cook it until slightly crispy and lightly brown.
- Add the chopped garlic and a cup of water, and cook with the lid on until the liquid is evaporated.
- Half the tomatoes, and add them to the pork, and leave to cook until mushy.
- Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
- On a baking tray, spread out the tortilla chips, top with the ground pork, sliced olives, chopped red peppers, and mozzarella cheese.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Serve with chopped spring onions or chillies, and the sauce of your choice.