A mashup of the BBQ pork nachos that are on so many menus in Memphis and the South-of-the-Border influenced Totchos that have blown up as the must-try bar food in Seattle. Serve with extra barbeque sauce for dipping.

Leslie Kelly
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Arrange potato nuggets in a single layer on a baking sheet.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Shake baking sheet and continue baking until potato nuggets are extra crispy, 20 to 24 minutes longer. Remove baking sheet from oven and turn on oven's broiler.

  • Top potato nuggets with pepperjack cheese, pulled pork, onion, and jalapeno peppers. Drizzle barbeque sauce over "totchos".

  • Broil in the preheated oven until cheese starts to bubble, 5 to 7 minutes. Top "totchos" with coleslaw and green onions.

Cook's Notes:

I prepare my dry rub-seasoned pork shoulder in a slow cooker, cool it and then pull it by hand, gently creating chunks of pork. Then, I use a cleaver to chop it, and finally, I finish it in a grill pan, over high heat, adding more dry rub seasoning. I order the dry rub from Rendezvous in Memphis. Finishing it on the grill pan makes the meat crispy, mimicking the all-important "bark" formed on the outside of true barbeque. It also renders out some of the fat, so the pork isn't as rich.

The potato nuggets should really be extra crispy so they don't sog out when buried in the toppings.

Nutrition Facts

619 calories; 32.1 g total fat; 105 mg cholesterol; 1675 mg sodium. 57.2 g carbohydrates; 31.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
I used the following "cheats" to make this recipe faster and easier. Bought coleslaw from the deli, and used two bowls of Curly's BBQ pulled pork instead of making my own. 30 minutes in a 425 convection oven was long enough for the tots to be nice and crisp. While I'm sure homemade coleslaw, pulled pork and BBQ sauce would be even better, I've got to say this short cut way was super delicious! I'd serve this to company any day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
I used the following "cheats" to make this recipe faster and easier. Bought coleslaw from the deli, and used two bowls of Curly's BBQ pulled pork instead of making my own. 30 minutes in a 425 convection oven was long enough for the tots to be nice and crisp. While I'm sure homemade coleslaw, pulled pork and BBQ sauce would be even better, I've got to say this short cut way was super delicious! I'd serve this to company any day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2016
This is a great idea. Husband made a pork shoulder yesterday to serve at a super bowl party and found this recipe on here. We had to go buy the ingredients to make this so he could try it. He used his pulled pork home made bbq sauce that our daughter makes bread and butter jalapenos and he added some ghost pepper salsa and I made a lime cilantro cole slaw other than that he followed the recipe exactly and it was awesome. We are serving this today for our super bowl party. He would give this more than 5 stars if it was possible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2015
Loved this! I finished the pork off on the grill pan as the submitter mentioned in the footnotes and this raised the recipe to a whole new level. 5 stars all the way! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2018
I made this for my husband and me for the Super Bowl. (Just the two of us.) He loved it! I didn't really measure but used the basic recipe. I made the tots in two 9" cake pans then we built our own. His had more tots a lot of pulled pork lots of jalapeno slices hot bbq sauce and the pepperjack cheese. (He likes a lot of heat!) Mine had less tots a moderate amount of pork no jalapeno slices mild bbq sauce and cheddar cheese. (Yeah I'm a wimp.) We were both extremely happy with our efforts. Just the way we wanted! Will definitely make it again!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2019
We had 6 people give it two thumbs up! We made the tots extra crispy! Will definitely be making again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2019
This was so easy! I really liked it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2017
Different but intriguing. Can be made also with shredded chicken. I think just hamburger taco seasoning the pepper jack cheese coleslaw etc minus the BBQ sauce would be good also. I used tiny tater tots so they'd be sure to be extra crispy like the recipe called for. Ore Ida potato crowns would work also for the extra crispy tots. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2020
Excellent way to enjoy the pulled pork without the bun. Fun ! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2020
My husband loved it and wants it again. I used pulled chicken and did a smaller recipe. My only concern is the amount of fat and sodium, which is probably what makes it taste so good! Read More