BBQ Totchos

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5 from 5 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 hours 40 minutes
Total: 8 hours 50 minutes
Dishof BBQ Tatchos with a server on the side.

Barbecue Totchos are a perfect meal for weeknights, tailgating or any party or get together. Crispy Tots smothered in spicy sweet BBQ sauce and topped with tender pulled pork, beans and cheese is a winning combination.

Dish of BBQ Tatchos with a server on the side.

Totchos have been a thing for a while. Mostly versions made like traditional nachos and they are fabulous. Alternatively, making this dish with tender pulled pork is amazing. You must try.

Who invented the totcho? Find out here.

  • Slow Cooker: This meal takes little time, the slow cooker does most of the work. This is the best method for cooking pulled pork, in my opinion. Low and slow.
  • Easy Ingredients: You can do fancy and make your seasonings and sauce from scratch or alternatively, make it quick by buying store bought versions.
  • Family Friendly: Let’s face it, put almost anything on a tater tot and your family will love it.
  • Adaptable: Can make it spicier or sweeter depending on the sauce and spices you like.
A serving of tater tots being served.

What You Need to Make Barbeque Totchos

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make BBQ Totchos- Step by Step

Steps to assemble the totchos. Cooked tots with sauce, pork and cheese added.
  • Cook Pork:   First, place the pork shoulder in a slow cooker and then add the water and seasoning. Cook the meat on low for 8 hours. When done, shred and return to pot and mix.
  • Tots: Second, bake tots following package directions.
  • Assemble: Finally, remove the tots from the oven and spread the meat over the top. Top the meat with baked beans and shredded cheese and return to the oven to bake to melt cheese.
  • Top: Before serving, top with BBQ sauce and green onions.

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Common Questions About Totchos

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT PROTEIN?

Of course, you can use chicken or barbequed beef in this recipe.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS.

Pulled pork is a great family meal but often, no one likes leftovers. Therefore, you can get a twofer by making the pork for dinner one night and reinventing it by making tachos the next night.

RECIPE BE FROZEN?

You can most definitely make the pulled pork in advance in an airtight container and then when ready, thaw and make following the recipe in the card below.

PORK TIME?

Sure, this recipe will be ready in 8 hours but can be made in 4 if you place your slow cooker on high. Low and slow is great for pulled pork.

HOMEMADE TIPS.

This recipe is great with any of your favorite sauces and seasonings. However, you can make your own very easily. Such as:
>Apple Cider BBQ Sauce
>Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans
>Barbecue Dry Rub
>BURGER SEASONING BLEND

Plate of totchos with fresh herbs on top.

Expert Tips for Making Barbecue Totchos

  • More? This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Tailgating?: Follow directions for making the pork and remove from slow cooker, remove meat and sauce and clean. After baking your tots, place in slow cooker add the pork and other ingredients back in and take your slow cooker to the party with you!.
  • Short cut tip: Get premade versions of pulled pork from your favorite grocery store and save that step.
  • Additions: Like a hot sauce? Barbeque sauce comes in so many flavors from sweet to mind blowing. Add more heat with chili powder, cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce. Drizzle some cool ranch on top to cool it down.
  • Side: Coleslaw is the perfect side dish.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to cook the tots in the air fryer and the pork in your instant pot. They both work great.

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Dishof BBQ Tatchos with a server on the side.

BBQ Totchoes

5 from 5 votes
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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours 40 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pork shoulder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning
  • 32 ounce tater tots frozen bag
  • 28 ounce baked beans 1 can
  • 2 cups Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • Salt
  • Green onion for garnish

Instructions

  • Place the pork shoulder in a slow cooker. Add the water and season with BBQ seasoning. Cook the meat on low for 8 hours or high for four hours. When the meat is cooked through, remove it from the pot and shred it. Return to the pot and stir to combine the meat and seasoning.
  • When ready to prepare the totchoes, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and spread the tater tots in an even layer on the sheet. Spray the tots with nonstick cooking spray and season with salt. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until crispy.
  • Remove the tots from the oven and spread the meat over the top. Top the meat with baked beans and shredded cheese and return to the oven to bake for 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Before serving, top with BBQ sauce and green onions.

Expert Tips

 
  • More? This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Tailgating?: Follow directions for making the pork and remove from slow cooker, remove meat and sauce and clean. After baking your tots, place in slow cooker add the pork and other ingredients back in and take your slow cooker to the party with you!.
  • Short cut tip: Get premade versions of pulled pork from your favorite grocery store and save that step.
  • Additions: Like a hot sauce? Barbeque sauce comes in so many flavors from sweet to mind blowing. Add more heat with chili powder, cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce. Drizzle some cool ranch on top to cool it down.
  • Side: Coleslaw is the perfect side dish.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to cook the tots in the air fryer and the pork in your instant pot. They both work great.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1469mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 319mg | Iron: 4mg

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