It's football season and what better football watching snack is there than nachos? And no, not the traditional kind made with tortilla chips......
These "Pork Nachos" only have 4 carbs! Also packing 21 grams of protein, let's compare that to a same sized portion of traditional nachos; tortilla chips, ground beef, cheese & jalapeno pepper.... 55 carbs and 19 grams of protein. Both versions of nachos as served have about 600 calories.
If you haven't had pork rinds before or eaten them in awhile, they are very worth your while.
- 4 slices of fried bacon, rough chopped
- Pork rinds, enough to cover a plate
- A healthy handful of shredded cheddar cheese
- One Fresno chili pepper (a jalapeno will do), diced
- Dash Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste
Brown the bacon in a small fry pan over medium heat. While the bacon is cooking, spread enough pork rinds on a plate to give you one even layer, sprinkle on the cheese. Microwave the pork rinds and cheese for about a minute, or until the cheese is melted (don't overdo it, pork rinds can get too chewy if you nuke 'em too long). Option: I like to put the peppers in with the bacon for about a minute, just before I pull and and de-grease it on a paper towel. You may want to just sprinkle the peppers on fresh. Remove the pork rinds and cheese from the microwave, put on the bacon and peppers, dash the Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste and enjoy!
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