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These Sweet and Spicy Pork Mini Nachos are sure to be a hit at your next game day gathering!
One of my favorite parts of sports seasons is the opportunity to get together with friends and eat! It is always interesting to see which teams people root for and which couples get really into watching the game, and who doesn’t. When we lived in Georgia we would get together with a bunch of other families to watch the championship games. We would often guess who would win and what the final score was and whoever guessed correctly, or closest, would win a prize. One year no matter what the outcome was to the big game, the winner was either my husband or I! We were pretty stoked about that! We won a giant football water mug that year. I loved getting to use it and remember how fun that night was.
I’ve always been a big sports fan having grown up in a house where we watched tons of basketball and baseball. I fell in love with football in high school as I became friends with many of the football players and even dated a few. One of them would quiz me on what formations were, and where players were on the field, and all the ins and outs of the game. It’s always fun to bust out that knowledge in front of a bunch of men and watch them turn and stare at me. Makes a girl happy!
And for me, so much of watching sports is centered around having some really good food to go along withit. I’ve been making a version of this sweet and spicy pork for years and couldn’t wait to make these into an appetizer for a big group. The nice thing about doing something like this in small bites is that it is easy to lay out a couple different versions so people can pick what they want and a little bit of meat goes a long way! And make sure to leave out the bottle of leftover Coca-Cola. It’s always nice to pair a favorite meal with an iced cold Coca-Cola.
Each little tortilla was SO good! As my husband and I were taste testing we were commenting to each other how we thought this was the best version yet and how we could totally chow down on a few of these for dinner. The El Yucateco hot sauce has some big kick on it’s own but the sweet Coca-Cola really balances it out well.
My hot sauce loving hubby is totally digging on the intense heat and flavor of both the red and green El Yucateco sauce. I was able to find mine at Vallarta supermarket here in Los Angeles but you also should be able to find them at Mi Pueblo, Cardenas, El Super, Northgate Market, or El Superior stores!
And a little birdie told me that there is a great deal going on! If you buy 2 Coca-Cola 1.25 Liter products and 2 El Yucateco Hot Sauce products you get $2.00 off your deli or meat order. The offer is only available at Mi Pueblo, Cardenas, El Super, Northgate Market, or El Superior which are all in California. I found the hot sauce on the top shelf with a bunch of other hot sauces, you can see the El Yucateco brand with the white toppers. The Coca-Cola was on the soda aisle.
Make sure to follow El Yucateco on Facebook as they are featuring lots of great recipes from bloggers using their hot sauce. You are bound to find lots of creative ways to use it!
- 3 lbs pork roast
- 1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola just the classic version not the diet
- 1 cup sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp garlic minced
- 20 Corn tortillas
- Chopped lettuce
- 1 pint Cherry tomatoes. cut into quarters
- 2 jalapenos
- Queso fresco
In a slow cooker, combine, Coca-Cola, sugar, El Yucateco Hot Sauce, ground mustard, cumin, and garlic. Whisk to combine.
Add pork roast and press down to submerge. Cook pork on low for 6-7 hours. Shred meat with 2 forks. Allow to cook for at least another 30 minutes. Keep warm until ready to serve.
On a cookie sheet, place corn tortillas so they are close but overlapping. Spray with cooking spray. Bake at 325 F for 5-10 until brown and crisp. Time will vary depending on your oven.
Take toasted corn tortillas and top with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, and queso fresco.