This recipe combines spicy, sweet, and salty with a definite Caribbean flair. The multigrain chips make it a heartier and healthier dish, and add a wonderful nutty flavor. Chicken can be subbed for the shrimp, but increase the cooking time as necessary. Serve with sour cream and picante salsa.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Layer the chips on a tray or cookie sheet. Arrange the red pepper, orange pepper, onion, avocado, and pineapple on top of the chips.

  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly crisp; drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Chop the bacon and sprinkle over the nachos.

  • Pour the jerk marinade into a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring continually, until the marinade reduces to a thick sticky consistency, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and stir to coat; cook until the shrimp are hot. Scatter the shrimp over the nachos; top with Monterrey Jack cheese and cilantro.

  • Place the nachos in the oven until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1268 calories; protein 59g 118% DV; carbohydrates 108.4g 35% DV; fat 68.9g 106% DV; cholesterol 299.4mg 100% DV; sodium 2808.9mg 112% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2013
The many reviews that added black beans sounded pretty good and I wanted it to be filling, because it was our dinner. Since my shrimp was raw and large, I cut it in more bite sized pieces, put the pineapple pieces in the cooking sauce first until they were tender, mixed in the drained black beans and then added in my shrimp until it was just starting to turn pink. I then drained the liquid off very well in a strainer, and spread that over the veggie mixture. A trick I've learned to keep your nachos from being soggy is to put most the shredded cheese on top of the chips, then top with the veggies since they need the heat to cook, and putting a thick layer of cheese on top of all your veggies traps the moisture and chips soak it up. Throw more cheese on the top the last minute or so of cooking until it all melts. Your chips stay crunchy. My son said this was the best nachos he's ever had, and he is 25 and eats out a lot with friends. Both my husband and I thought is was a fun summer meal, and it was very filling. All this covered a 15X10 pan, and half of a second pan...so it makes a lot. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/29/2010
Just did not like the combination in this recipe. Read More
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2013
The many reviews that added black beans sounded pretty good and I wanted it to be filling, because it was our dinner. Since my shrimp was raw and large, I cut it in more bite sized pieces, put the pineapple pieces in the cooking sauce first until they were tender, mixed in the drained black beans and then added in my shrimp until it was just starting to turn pink. I then drained the liquid off very well in a strainer, and spread that over the veggie mixture. A trick I've learned to keep your nachos from being soggy is to put most the shredded cheese on top of the chips, then top with the veggies since they need the heat to cook, and putting a thick layer of cheese on top of all your veggies traps the moisture and chips soak it up. Throw more cheese on the top the last minute or so of cooking until it all melts. Your chips stay crunchy. My son said this was the best nachos he's ever had, and he is 25 and eats out a lot with friends. Both my husband and I thought is was a fun summer meal, and it was very filling. All this covered a 15X10 pan, and half of a second pan...so it makes a lot. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2010
I have made this twice in the last two weeks for different events. Every one loved it! It is a very unusual combination and it presents beautifully! I just microwaved the Jerk sauce and I coated both shrimp and the pineapple with the sauce. I also used shredded pepper jack chees as a reviewer below suggested. My father in law said it was the best appetizer he has ever had and he has dined in some of the top restaurants in the country! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
Fantastic nachos. Made as directed even though I was apprehensive of all the bell peppers and onions. Perfect amount of ingredients and wonderful blend of flavors! Thanks for sharing. I served it with Planter's Punch...equal amounts of Myers rum, oj and pineapple juice and splash of grenadine. YUM! Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2015
These were the most amazing food ever! We regularly eat nachos as a dinner meal and are going to add this recipe to our regularly made dishes. Since there are just two of us...this recipe was too much. So we will cut the recipe in half next time. We cook the peppers onion pineapple and shrimp all together in the jerk sauce. This really improves the flavor. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
In the midst of watching the Pats game and eating these nachos. Everyone loves them a great twist on a game-time favorite. Used the smallest shrimp I could find (salad shrimp) and they are just the right size. Don't know if we'll have room for the half-time pizza! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
Wonderful recipe. I used jerk chicken instead of shrimp. It was a success and even the kids loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2014
"Filling" SUPER tasty but think it would be soooo much better in taco shells maybe even a quesadilla- the tortilla chips just didn't do it justice! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2018
I've made this twice, the first time with Lawrey's brand Caribbean Jerk marinade and the shrimp as called for. We weren't thrilled with the result, so recently I tried it with shredded rotisserie chicken (about 2 cups), drenching it in K.C. Masterpiece's Caribbean Jerk Marinade, and we loved it! Family members were all trying to secure the leftovers the next day. Can't wait to make it again! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2014
WOW these are beyond delicious! I also added black beans as some other reviewers suggested and cut the shrimp into pieces for more even distribution and easier eating. Hubby said he could picture us on a beach sippin' on margaritas and eating these nachos lol. I did serve these w/ 'Beer Margaritas' from this site. A HUGE hit and a definite repeat YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
06/29/2010
Just did not like the combination in this recipe. Read More
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