Whole 30 Carnitas Sweet Potato Nachos

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I've been on a big kick of making some form of crock pot meat on Sundays and then eating off of it all week.  Last week it was my ropa vieja, but this week I'm back to my carnitas. You might think it would get boring, but the possibilities are endless if you're getting creative enough.

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These nachos are super easy to make since the crock pot does most of the carnitas work. I've already spoken of my love for these carnitas, and eating them over sweet potato nachos is no different. I first made this recipe while on Whole 30 and almost convinced myself I was just eating normal nachos. Almost.

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You can easily make the ingredients ahead of time and create a nacho bar, or just plate the nachos and throw them in the oven right before serving. If you're like Andy and I, you're making up your dinner each night and then settling into the couch to watch the Olympics. We all need a tasty dish to devour while running our own commentary of the figure skating, as if any of us actually have an idea of how difficult those moves are.

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Whole 30 Carnitas Sweet Potato Nachos


4 portions

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes


  • 1 lb cooked carnitas

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, thinly sliced

  • 1 jalapeño, de-seeded and sliced

  • 1/4 red onion, diced

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • cilantro

  • lime wedge


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Line a baking sheet with the sweet potato slices and lightly drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.

  3. Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes or until crispy.

  4. Top with carnitas, onion and jalapeño and return to the oven for 5 minutes.

  5. Remove and top with tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and juice of a lime wedge.