Pulled Pork Nachos

Bursting with Nova Scotian ingredients, The Kilted Chef Alain Bosse’s recipe for pulled pork nachos is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next gathering. Paired with a homemade lime chipotle crema, these nachos pack a punch and are perfect for dinner or a game day snack.


Serves 4-6

1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 local pork tenderloin
3 tbsp Kilted Chef Badass Burger Booster seasoning
3 tbsp Kilted Chef Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun seasoning
1/2 can Bulwark Cider Original
2 cups The Pork Shop‘s Bert’s BBQ sauce
1 bag tortilla chips
1 red pepper, finely diced
1/4 red onion, finely diced
3 green onions, finely chopped
500 g local aged cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup lime chipotle crema


Lime Chipotle Crema

  1. Zest the lime; squeeze the juice into a small bowl.
  2. Add approximately 1 tsp of the lime zest and 1 tbsp of the lime juice to the sour cream, along with the adobo peppers and salt. Stir to combine and use immediately; can also refrigerate until ready to serve. The crema can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Pulled Pork Nachos

  1. Trim the silver skin from the tenderloin.
  2. Place the butter and olive oil into a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Combine the Kilted Chef seasonings together and rub into the pork. Place pork in the pan and sear on all sides until golden.
  3. Place the tenderloin into a slow cooker and add the Bulwark Cider. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Remove the tenderloin and use 2 forks to pull the meat. Add the Bert’s BBQ Sauce and mix well.
  5. Preheat oven to 425F.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread half of the tortilla chips on the baking sheet and top with half of the vegetables, half of the pulled pork, and half of the cheese.
  7. Top with the remaining tortilla chips, vegetables, and pulled pork, and cheese. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the lime chipotle crema.

Local Source Guide 

The Kilted Chef seasonings: Available for purchase from The Kilted Chef’s website.

Bulwark Cider Original Cider: Available for sale directly from Bulwark Cider‘s locations in Halifax and New Ross, NSLC locations, and private liquor stores.

Bert’s BBQ Sauce: Available at The Pork Shop.

Recipe provided by: The Kilted Chef

Photography provided by: Alexa Cude, @seriouslyalexa

This recipe is featured in our 2023 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide.

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