Barbecue Rib Nachos

Barbecue Rib Nachos

  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: one giant plate of nachos 1x


Barbecue Rib Nachos make the perfect summer party food



For the Sauce:

  • 3 cans peaches
  • 2 adobe peppers
  • 5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

For the Rub:

  • 1/4 cup evoo
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 2 T paprika
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

For the nachos

  • 34 pounds Smithfield extra tender ribs, cut from the bone and shredded
  • 1 large bag of tortilla chips
  • 4 cups of cheddar cheese
  • the reserved barbecue sauce


For the sauce

  1. Drain about half of each can of peaches and add remainder to blender with peppers and garlic.Blend them until smooth.
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients in pot and cook over low heat for 1-2 hours. This sauce gets better the longer it cooks.

For the ribs

  1. Combine all rub ingredients in bowl. Rub directly on to ribs. Brush sauce on over ribs. Cook over indirect heat of coals for 4-6 hours or until the meat is falling off the bone, brushing with more sauce periodically.

For the nachos

  1. Remove the rib meat from the bones and set aside. Layer 1/3 of the chips with 1/3 of the cheese and reserved barbecue sauce. Repeat 2 more times until the nachos are built. Broil for 90 seconds or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with green onions and jalapenos if desired. Enjoy!


* If desired substitute 2 bottles of your favorite barbecue sauce

  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 4-8 people depending on how hungry they are

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