PORK CARNITAS SKILLET NACHOS with PINEAPPLE GUACAMOLE & EDIBLE FLOWERS
While I don't do Super Bowl Sundays or watch football at all, but doesn't mean I can't enjoy making good food that can be enjoyed during the game or a game night with friends. These Nachos and Guacamole with pineapple and edible flowers are my new favorites to enjoy and it's nice because you can use them in so many different ways. You can make tacos, burritos, nachos or even a salad bowl.
4lbsboneless pork butt, fat trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 1/2tspsalt, or more to taste
1onion, peeled and chopped
1/2fresh lime, juiced
1medium orange, juiced (keep the spent halves)
2tbspolive oil for sautéeing the meat
1large ripe avocado
1cupripe pineapple, chopped into small pieces
1tspsalt, or more to taste
2tbspcilantro (leaves only)
1tspfinely chopped jalapeño
Juanita's Tortilla Chips (enough to cover cast iron skillet)
1cupcanned black beans
1/4sweet onion, finely chopped
1cuppork carnitas, or meat or veggies of your choice
1 or morecupsMexican cheese blend
jalapeño slices if you want some heat
cilantro, for garnish
4radishes, cut in half and thinly sliced, for garnish
lime wedges, for garnish
Formosa Habañero Hot Sauce, for topping
Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat to 300 degrees.
Combine the meat with dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Add half of the seasoned meat and sauté with half the onions in the Dutch oven (this is my favorite one!) until golden brown. Remove the browned meat into a clean bowl and repeat with the rest of the meat/onion combo until browned.
Once both are completed add both back in the Dutch oven including the spent orange halves, orange juice, lime juice and water. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, uncovered. Once it simmers, cover pot and transfer it to the oven. Cook until the meat falls apart when prodded with a fork, about 2 hours.
Use a teaspoon and scrape out the avocado into a bowl.
Chop the flowers and cilantro.
Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well, season with more salt to taste.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Add the chips to the cast iron skillet, then add your toppings in the order listed.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
Add the last three toppings listed and enjoy while hot with your pineapple guacamole.