Phenomenal! These are absolutely the tastiest (not to mention fanciest) nachos I've ever had. I omitted the jicama and threw in an extra chipotle but otherwise followed the recipe as written. This took a LONG time to prepare (an hour and a half or so for me, mostly prep), so I would recommend having a plan of action. My only real complaint is that the serving size is small, given the high calorie count. Definitely an indulgence for us (but a worthy one!).
Pork and Pinto Bean Nachos
sukeedog Posted: 10/24/09
mhc1984 Posted: 02/07/10
These may be the best nachos I've ever had. Very interesting combination of flavors - the lime soaked pork worked well with the jicama/tomato/avocado salsa. Would be great to serve to guests. If you are looking for same old same old nachos, skip this. But if you want nachos with a lighter, more interesting twist, give these a try.
MayberryMagpie Posted: 01/10/10
I liked this recipe. It definitely takes work, but I thought the payoff was worth it. I'm watching my calories and there's no way nachos would be on my menu without this makeover. I was worried the portion size would be too small, but we fed five and only ate about 2/3 of this recipe. (We also ate chicken tortilla soup.) My kids and husband all said they liked this recipe. The leftovers were good heated up in the toaster oven.
amyjhendrick Posted: 11/14/09
This recipe rocks the house!!! It is time intensive. I try to do as much ahead as possible, then put it all together and broil right before we want to eat. I actually added extra jicama and toned down the onion in the topping. I highly recommend it. It would be great for a party, too.
mujiberg Posted: 02/11/10
This was tasty - I skipped the pork part and did only the beans and toppings. I really enjoyed the smoky/spicy flavor of the chipotle chilis. It was a lot of work though for nachos. I would use more cheese and for our oven, broiling for 4 min was too long - it burned some of the chips. I would make it for a party like super bowl, but not for an everyday meal.
ashleev Posted: 02/22/10
My husband absolutely loved these nachos and didn't even know they were a "light" recipe. Well worth the effort!
dmdnc08 Posted: 05/07/10
Wonderful recipe~! it is time consuming, but well worth it. I've been preparing the pork ahead of time in the slow cooker, that helps. We've had this 3 times so far - the last time I forgot to buy chips so we spread the ingredients on Whole Wheat tortillas. Worked great & was even quicker.
gcatkids Posted: 01/01/12
rockyhillgal Posted: 01/07/12
Bean mixture is a little spicy for all palettes. I made the recipe in stages over a period of 2 days. Consequently, merely broiling the nachos for 4 minutes wouldn't warm the ingredients so I baked them at 350 for 10-15 minutes before broiling.