Cuban Carnitas Nachos Recipe

Here’s everything you know & love about a Cuban Sandwich made into slow cooked Cuban Carnitas Nachos Recipe with Prosciutto, Pickles, Swiss Cheese & Mustard.
Course Appetizer, side, Snack
Cuisine American, cuban
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1139kcal
Author Chef Billy Parisi


For the Carnitas:

  • 3 pound whole pork shoulder
  • 28 ounce can of Hunt’s® Whole Plum Tomatoes undrained
  • 2 chopped chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of cumin
  • 1 tablespoons of oregano
  • 1 roughly chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of roughly chopped garlic
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Toppings:

  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/3 cup of Gulden’s® Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 2 10- ounce bags of tortilla chips
  • 2 cups of shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup of chopped or thinly sliced prosciutto ham
  • 1 cup of roughly chopped bread and butter or Kosher dill pickles or a combination of both


  • Carnitas: Add all of the ingredients, except the pork to a slow cooker and stir to combine the seasonings and spices. Place in the pork shoulder and turn once to coat.
  • Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours. Once it’s done cooking shred the pork using two forks.
  • Sour Cream Mustard: In a small bowl whisk together the sour cream and Gulden’s® Mustard until combined. Season with salt and pepper and keep cool.
  • To Assemble: Preheat the broiler to low.
  • Place the chips on a cookie sheet pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle the Swiss cheese all over it. Cook under the broiler for 4 to 6 minutes or until the cheese is melted and begins to turn slightly brown.
  • Finish the nachos by evenly spreading on the carnitas slow cooked pork, prosciutto ham and pickles, and top off with the sour cream mustard.


Calories: 1139kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 1246mg | Potassium: 1650mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2590IU | Vitamin C: 32.7mg | Calcium: 766mg | Iron: 7.7mg