Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A great summer recipe. I got this from the cookbook, Get Grilling.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups cooked pork, shredded bbq grilled or 1 12 cups cooked chicken, grilled
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 (12 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 medium tomatoes, ripe, roughly chopped
  • 2 pickled jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 12 cup fresh cilantro, loosely packed, roughly chopped, plus additional for garnish
  • 7 ounces white corn tortilla chips
  • 13 cup sour cream, plus additional
  • sour cream, for garnish
  • 12 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Toss the meat with 1 cup of BBQ sauce and set aside.
  2. Coarsely mash the beans in a bowl with the lime juice, about half the Cajun Rub, and salt to taste. In another bowl, toss the tomatoes with the jalapenos and the 1/2 cup cilantro. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Scatter half the chips in a baking dish. Scatter the meat, beans, and 1/3 cup sour cream, and about half the tomato mixture over the chips. Cover with remaining chips, then scatter the remaining tomatoes, sauce, and Cajun Rub evenly over the chips. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over all.
  4. Bake the nachos until cheese melts and begin to brown (about 7 minutes). Serve warm, garnished with additional sour cream and cilantro.
Most Helpful

this looks so yummy! perfect game-day snack!

terpsita22 October 22, 2015

This is one terrific recipe! Just the right amount of everything, including the cilantro, which was not overpowering but added a terrific flavour. I did add some mashed avacado to the bean mixture, and DH put the whole dish on the BBQ to heat through. We loved it! Thanks for posting! :)

~Leslie~ August 16, 2007