You won’t miss the chips in these sweet-and-spicy nachos! The sweet pork pairs perfectly with crunchy baby bell peppers. These were a huge hit with our taste testers...and for good reason: they are absolutely delicious. If by some chance you have leftovers, I like to reheat these, then just eat them with a fork, since the peppers get soft. I’ve even thrown reheated leftovers over a salad. Get ready to tingle your taste buds!

Sweet Pork Pepper Nachos

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

8 hrs

Total Time

8 hrs 5 min

Recipe Type: Lunch/dinner

Serving Size: 1/8th pan

Makes 8 servings


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 cups baby bell peppers, cut in half and destemmed
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced (optional, if you like heat)



  1. In a slow cooker, place the pork tenderloin, salsa, and brown sugar.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4–5 hours until pork is cooked and shreddable.
  3. Once fully cooked, shred the pork and let it soak in the juice while assembling the nachos.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  5. On a lined cookie sheet, spread the pepper halves.
  6. Top with pork and cheeses, then place in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  7. Top with tomato, green onions, avocado, and jalapeño.
  8. Enjoy warm!


*Analysis done with ½ pork marinade, since of all the sauce doesn’t soak into the meat.


Calories 280 (120 from fat)
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 330mg
Carbohydrate 21g (3g dietary fiber, 17g sugar)
Protein 19g


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