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Pulled Pork Nachos

Are you ready for some football!?

The truth is, football for me is about two things: comforting background noise, and really great food. I can follow along well enough, I think, but I never learned the rules properly.

Despite all this, I love football because every Autumn Sunday of my childhood was filled with the sounds of football. My dad is the ultimate fan, and my mom quite regularly refers to herself as a football widow.

What I remember best though, is that while Dad watched football, we did other stuff around him. Coloring, craft projects, homework. Comfortable silence while the TV crowds roared. That is what family Sundays were all about for us.

This past Sunday, while football played in the background, I went on a cooking and baking spree. No less than six different dishes later, James and I were exhausted and ravenous from several rounds of dishwashing in addition to all the cooking.

Windows open and letting in a deliciously cool breeze, we sat down in front of the Jets with a plate of these Pulled Pork Nachos. Within minutes, the entire plate was devoured, and we were both smiling. I know the Jets did well, but I remember the sweet moments we fought over the most loaded chip, and the murmurs of satisfaction at a snack well-deserved, all of it with football crowds cheering in the background.

The idea for Pulled Pork Nachos came from Shelly. We had dinner together last month, and she mentioned eating them somewhere (I’m rubbish and can’t remember where!)… and then we went to Nashville at the beginning of September, and I had them at a restaurant there. The restaurant nachos were okay, but I knew I could do better.

You can top your Pulled Pork Nachos with whatever you want. I went for pretty traditional stuff: diced tomatoes, cilantro, cheddar cheese, guacamole and sour cream. The pulled pork is cooked in barbecue sauce, so you don’t really need additional salsa. These nachos are plenty flavorful on their own.

What are you cooking up for Game Day?

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Mark Beatty

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

Wow, Amber. These look delicious. I'm definitely sharing this link with Carol. Wonder if we bought the pulled pork from HEB already prepared if we'd get a similar result...we'll let you know!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

Friday 28th of September 2012

Stuff my face with this.


Friday 28th of September 2012

Haha. I totally did that right after these photos were taken. It was not ladylike, in the least little bit.


Friday 28th of September 2012

That's what I like about football season myself!!!


Friday 28th of September 2012

I knew we were kindred spirits!

Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste)

Tuesday 18th of September 2012

Oh heck yes! I am beyond ready for football! These look like the perfect finger-friendly food for next weekend. Thank you!


Tuesday 18th of September 2012

Oh my goodness these look freaking amazing. Totally making these the first chance I get!!