Chinese Firecracker Nachos

Recipe by Molly53
READY IN: 35mins




  • Make the Firecracker Pork: Heat the sesame oil over medium heat in a large saute pan or wok.
  • Stir-fry the ginger until it starts to soften, approximately one minute; raise the heat to high.
  • Break up the ground pork into chunks and place in pan.
  • Stir in chili garlic sauce and the hoisin sauce.
  • Continue to cook, stirring and breaking up the pork.
  • Add the sesame seeds.
  • Cook until the pork is dry on the outer surface and the juices have started to evaporate, so the chips don’t get soggy.
  • (The pork mixture can be fried up to a day in advance and refrigerated).
  • Preheat the oven to 475F.
  • Assemble the nachos: Arrange the tortilla chips on a 12-by-18-inch baking sheet or ovenproof platter.
  • Sprinkle on the cheese and then the pork mixture.
  • Bake the nachos for 4 to 6 minutes until the cheese is bubbly.
  • While the nachos are in the oven, toss the cabbage with the rice vinegar.
  • Serve with green onion and the seasoned cabbage sprinkled on top.