1.25.2008

Happy Hour - Southern Barbecue Nachos


I have created a monster. My Oldest is the my most adventurous eater of my three kids. As a food lover, she will eat many of my culinary creations that her siblings will try only a nibble. As she was arriving home from school today, she tasted the pork I was shredding for tonight's dinner of Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Slaw. "It tastes a little dry to me," she offered before I even asked what she thought of the beginnings of our dinner. Most kids would just eat the pork and not critique it. Since I started my blog, I ask for reviews of the food. My Oldest has turned into my Biggest Fan and also my Greatest Critic. She has even noticed that she is more critical of food that she eats. She said that she'll eat anything, but it has to be phenomenal to get a good review from her.

There are bound to be leftovers from tonight's dinner so I created an appetizer for Happy Hour. Southern Barbecue Nachos can be made with any leftovers you have from your Pulled Pork Sandwiches or pick up a tub of barbecued pork in the refrigerated meat counter at the grocery store. Most stores sell precooked and barbecue-sauced up ribs and next to them you will find the barbecued shredded pork. It will work well for your impromptu Happy Hour. My Oldest was trying to eat my photo samples before I took the picture. She volunteered, "These are good. I like the onion touch." I guess I'll take that as a good review. I enjoyed the combo of spicy sweet pork with the cool sour cream and the bite of the cheddar cheese and scallion.

Pair the nachos with some margaritas and it will feel a little like summer in the middle of winter.

Southern Barbecue Nachos

about 1 1/2 cups pulled pork, homemade or premade in the refrigerated meat counter at the grocery store
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 scallions, finely chopped
about 25 Tostito Scoops

Heat pork in microwave until heated through. Line a plate with the Scoops. Fill each Scoop with about a teaspoon of the pork, a small dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkle of the cheese and the scallions. Serve with your favorite cocktail.
Happy Hour!!



2 comments:

Stef said...

Wow.. I've really lost it. I looked at your yummy nachos and thought. Oh, someone made fiesta cupcakes.

http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2007/11/fiesta-cucpakes-beware-of-cucpake.html

EAT! said...

I guess they could be considered a savory cupcake. Maybe I'll rename them.