Cherry Chipotle BBQ Pork Nachos #10DaysofTailgate

by Erin

BBQ nachos are the ultimate tailgate nachos, with chopped BBQ pork, homemade cherry chipotle BBQ sauce, nacho cheese sauce and shredded cheddar cheese.

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Pork Nachos 2

Welcome to ‪#‎10DaysofTailgate hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla! There are nearly two dozen bloggers with over one hundred recipes to inspire you through an entire tailgating season. From Chili, Meatballs and Wings to Sangria, Pretzels and some sweet Desserts, we have all your tailgating recipe needs covered. #10daysofTailgate runs from September 20th through September 30th. A huge thank you goes to our event sponsors who have graciously donated prizes for our readers. There are fourteen different prize packages so make sure you enter the rafflecopter HERE and don’t forget to follow the hashtag on Twitter too, #10DaysofTailgate.


After making BBQ chicken pizza last week my cravings for BBQ were satisfied, but only for BBQ pizza. My taste buds immediately started craving all my other favorite BBQ dishes from Memphis. Such cravings could not have come at a better time with #10DaysofTailgate in full swing! And better yet I had all kinds of great tools and ingredients to use thanks to our awesome sponsors.

Here’s what the rest of the team brought to the table…

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Pork Nachos by The Spiffy Cookie
Duck Poppers by CafeTerra
Duck Bacon Pumpkin Soup by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Corn and Cheddar Dip by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Steakhouse Deviled Egg Dip by From Gate to Plate
Ultimate Bacon Burger by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Cincinnati Turkey Chili by The Pajama Chef
Smoky Date Pulled Pork by Curious Cuisiniere
Just Ducky Baked Beans by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Linebacker-Sized Chocolate Chip Cookies by Things I Make (for Dinner)
Rocky Ledge Bars by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Pear Poppy Snails {Birnen Mohn Schnecken} by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Pork Nachos 1

One year ago: Skillet Greek Yogurt Chicken

Two years ago: Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Bars


Serves 4



1 lb. pork tenderloin

1 Tbsp El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mango Mustard*

1 Tbsp dry rub BBQ seasoning


1 cup Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup*

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mango mustard*

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

1/8 tsp onion salt


1 lb. corn tortilla chips

1 cup nacho cheese sauce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Dry rub BBQ seasoning


  1. Rub tenderloin with mustard on all sides. Sprinkle BBQ rub on all sides. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the BBQ sauce ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Heat if desired before serving.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place tenderloin in the middle. Cook for 40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  4. Remove from oven. Using the foil on the baking sheet, wrap the tenderloin and let rest for at least 10 minutes before chopping or shredding (whichever you prefer).
  5. Divide chips between four plates. Top with pork, BBQ sauce, nacho cheese, cheddar cheese, and sprinkle with dry rub seasoning.

* You may substitute your favorite ketchup and mustard if you do not have these specific items

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original. Inspired by Central BBQ Nachos in Memphis, TN.

Disclosure: I received complimentary product from sponsors for this event. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere September 25, 2014 - 11:16 am

Thanks for reminding me how much I LOVE pulled pork nachos. These need to happen soon!

lk529 September 25, 2014 - 7:53 am

These look fantastic! I love nachos and throwing the BBQ twist on them is so fun too! I like that you combined the Not Ketchup and the mustard.

Joanne September 25, 2014 - 7:30 am

Sweet, spicy, delicious, and NACHOS. What is there not to love about these?

spiffycookie September 25, 2014 - 9:03 am

I bet your could make tofu BBQ nachos ;-)

Lizzie September 25, 2014 - 3:36 am

I’m guessing tailgating means something totally different in the USA to what it means here in the UK. Here it means driving too close behind the car in front. No food involved!

spiffycookie September 25, 2014 - 9:02 am

Tailgating actually means both driving too closely behind another car and partying for sporting events. It gets the name from the driving version of the definition because it often occurs out of the trunks/beds of cars and trucks.

Zainab September 24, 2014 - 11:38 pm

Cherries and BBQ?? I love this!! These nachos rock!!

spiffycookie September 25, 2014 - 9:03 am

Oh yea, I love some fruited-BBQ sauce

Christie September 24, 2014 - 7:54 pm

These nachos looks #droolworthy! I have to try these!

Debra September 24, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Nachos are always a favorite!

Rebekah @ Making Miracles September 24, 2014 - 1:57 pm

YUMM!! That sounds so incredibly mouthwatering… need some… now!!

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures September 24, 2014 - 12:06 pm

I cannot even explain how much I want these. Now. Thanks for sharing.

Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog September 24, 2014 - 11:29 am

I’m going to LOVE 10 days of tailgate — bring it on!!

SeattleDee September 24, 2014 - 11:16 am

What a terrific re-imagined version of a standard. Love the idea, and can almost taste the big BBQ flavor of my first wonderful messy bite. YUM!


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