Carnitas Nachos

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Layers of corn chips, Carnitas, pinto beans and cheese grilled or baked until bubbly, topped with your favorite toppings and Martinez Salsa!

Canitas Nachos

Are you ready for some football…. TAILGATING??? I know that I look forward to tailgating every year, and while the first thing to bring to a tailgate is your team spirit, the second thing is THE FOOD! Am I right?

Canitas Nachos

I was privileged to create this recipe for Martinez Salsa – the perfect new addition to all of our tailgates!

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Martinez Salsa is true Mexican fire roasted salsa, developed 5 generations ago by Grandmother Martinez in the Southern regions of Mexico.  It was only available in Mexico, until now.  Developed in a kitchen, not a laboratory.  You will taste the difference from the first bite.  Martinez salsa comes in 4 flavors: Mild, Medium, Red Hot and Peach.  

Canitas Nachos

I created these nachos so that whether you are tailgating in the parking lot of your favorite team’s stadium, or in your own living room, you can make these for the masses! They cook up great on the grill or right in the oven.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

They start with this Slow Cooker Carnitas recipe


—then grab your favorite Martinez Salsa, and toppings.

Canitas Nachos

Nachos and Tailgating go hand in hand.

You will be sure to have your own fan following when they have their first bite!

Canitas Nachos

How do you like YOUR nachos?? I like mine completely loaded —  my salsa of choice was the Martinez Medium — a very GENEROUS amount right over the top.  That way I was sure to get some in every last bite!!

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Carnitas Nachos

Layers of corn chips, Carnitas, pinto beans and cheese grilled or baked until bubbly, topped with your favorite toppings and Martinez Salsa!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: Appetizer/Tailgate/Mexican
Keyword: Carnitas Nachos
Servings: 1
Calories: 2927kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • Carnitas prepared in advance (Recipe Found Here)
  • 8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 ounces of Monterrey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 1 15 ounce can Pinto Beans, drained
  • Large bag of corn chips a good sturdy chip works best
  • 1 jar Martinez Medium Salsa
  • Topping Ideas: Sour cream avocado, olives, banana or jalapeno peppers, lettuce, fresh chopped tomato, fresh cilantro, green onions


  • Prepare carnitas ahead of time.
  • Preheat oven or grill to 450 degrees.
  • Layer in this order from bottom to top: chips, carnitas, pinto beans, cheese, chips, carnitas, pinto beans, cheese.
  • Bake or grill for about 5 minutes, cheese will be melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven, serve right out of the baking dish, with toppings to build your own epic nachos!


For grilling: Use a disposable aluminum cake or pie pan. For baking, make in an oven safe dish. [br]Hint: Carnitas recipe makes a lot --- it freezes really well. Take out whenever you have a hankering for some nachos! 😉


Serving: 1g | Calories: 2927kcal | Carbohydrates: 162g | Protein: 138g | Fat: 198g | Saturated Fat: 94g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 80g | Trans Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 456mg | Sodium: 4736mg | Fiber: 40g | Sugar: 28g

Canitas Nachos

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  1. First and foremost, wow! It seems like every time you post a recipe, you have my taste buds in mind. These nachos look fabulous! So does the Martinez salsa. Why have I not heard of this stuff until now? Where can I find a jar?

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