Yummy Snacks for the Big Game

Hey everyone Dave here from the First Light show. Well this Sunday many will be gathering in homes across the country to spend time with family and friends to watch Super Bowl 46. Whether you watch it for the love of the game or just to enjoy the commercials it’s a must to have some delicious snacks to serve up for everyone. Here’s one of my favorite recipes for Pork and Pinto Bean Nachos. Enjoy!


Pork and Pinto Bean Nachos

Yields: 6 servings (serving size: 1 ounce chips, 1/2 cup beans, 1/3 cup pork, and 1/2 cup topping)

Oven Temp: 500



  • 1¬† (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 2¬†tablespoon(s) olive oil, divided
  • 1/2¬†teaspoon(s) salt, divided
  • 1/4¬†teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 2¬†tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
  • 1¬†teaspoon(s) minced garlic


  • 1¬†can(s) chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2¬†tablespoon(s) water
  • 2¬†teaspoon(s) fresh lime juice
  • 1¬†teaspoon(s) chili powder
  • 1/4¬†teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2¬†can(s) (15-ounce) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4¬†slice(s) applewood-smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • 1 1/2¬†cup(s) chopped plum tomato
  • 1¬†cup(s) diced avocado
  • 1/2¬†cup(s) chopped jicama
  • 1/3¬†cup(s) chopped onion
  • 2¬†tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
  • 1¬†tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1/4¬†teaspoon(s) salt

Remaining ingredients:

  • 6¬†ounce(s) (8 cups) sturdy tortilla chips
  • 1 1/4¬†cup(s) (5 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Colby and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1/4¬†cup(s) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1¬† jalape√Īo pepper, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. For meat, rub pork with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Place pork in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 500 degrees for 23 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160 degrees. Remove from pan; cool 10 minutes. Shred pork with two forks to measure 2 cups; place in a small bowl. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons juice, and garlic.
  3. For beans, remove 2 chipotle chiles and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Drop chiles through food chute with food processor on; pulse 3 times or until coarsely chopped. Add adobo sauce, water, and next 4 ingredients (through beans); process 5 seconds or until smooth. Stir in bacon.
  4. Preheat broiler.
  5. For topping, combine plum tomato and the next 6 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon salt); toss well to coat.
  6. Arrange tortilla chips in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Top evenly with bean mixture; top with meat mixture, and sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4 minutes or until cheese melts. Top evenly with topping, cilantro, and jalape√Īo. Serve immediately.

Posted by Dave Schreiber / First Light Show.