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The Easiest Pork Rind Nachos

The Easiest Pork Rind Nachos

December 08, 2022 3 min read

Pork rind nachos are a great way to get your crunchy and salty fix without all the fat from traditional fried chips. The combination of pork rinds, cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro creates an irresistible flavor that will have everyone asking for seconds.

This recipe is so easy to make that you can have a delicious snack in no time at all.


Are Pork Rind Nachos Keto-Friendly?

First, let's take a look at the nutritional facts of pork rinds. Pork rinds are generally high in fat and low in carbohydrates, making them a great fit for the keto diet. They are also a good source of protein, containing up to 20 grams per 4 oz bag. As a bonus, pork rinds naturally contain no sugar or trans fat.

Now let's consider the nutritional value of traditional nachos. The chips themselves are usually made from corn and other starches, meaning they are high in carbohydrates and low in fat - a killer for your keto diet.

To make pork rind nachos keto-friendly, try using a cheese or beef substitute instead of traditional chips. You can also use low-carb vegetables like peppers or onions as a base. Once you've topped your pork rind nachos with the desired ingredients, they should be much lower in carbs and higher in fat than traditional nachos.

How to Serve Pork Rind Nachos

Pork rind nachos can be a great snack or meal option when you're in the mood for something crunchy, salty, and delicious. They are easy to make and can be customized with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

You can serve pork rind nachos as an appetizer, side dish, or mid-day snack. You can even layer pork rinds with your favorite shredded cheese, peppers, onions, beans, and any other toppings to serve as a main dish. Enjoy the crunchy, cheesy goodness whenever you’re in the mood!

How to Store Pork Rind Nachos

To store your pork rind nachos, first, let them cool completely to room temperature. Then transfer to an airtight container or resealable bag and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you plan on using the nachos later in the week, you can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

Before tossing them in the freezer, let the nachos cool completely, then lightly wrap or cover them with plastic wrap or parchment paper and place them in a resealable freezer bag. When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and gently reheat on the stove or in the oven. This will help keep them crispy and delicious!

Pork Rind Nachos Recipe


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces of your favorite Pork Rinds or Chicharrones
  • 1/2 cup sliced jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup black beans, warmed
  • Optional: 2 cups cooked ground taco beef, carne asada, or other Mexican-inspired meat
  • 1.5 cups mexican queso cheese, warmed
  • 16 ounces salsa, served on the side

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat up black beans, Mexican queso, and meat (if using).
  2. While the toppings warm, slice and chop the vegetables.
  3. Let the assembly begin! Evenly lay the pork rinds out on a serving platter.
  4. Seductively drizzle the warm queso cheese across the pork rinds.
  5. Drain the beans and remove any excess moisture. Sprinkle evenly across the nachos. If using meat, add it here.
  6. Now, shower the nachos with jalapenos and red onions.
  7. As any professional chef should, let the cilantro rain down from the sky upon your delicious meat and bean platter.
  8. We suggest that you serve with salsa on the side. Why? Turns out that salsa can make pork rinds a little soggy.
  9. Say goodbye to regular tortilla nachos. We promise that you'll never go back!

PREP TIME

15 minutes

SERVINGS

8 servings