Create a menu plan out of one dish with this Kalua Pig Pulled Pork Quesadilla with Chipotle Cream Sauce. Easy quesadilla recipe that helps you to make use of your leftover shredded pork…
About Kalua Pig Pulled Pork Quesadilla
Kalua Pig Pulled Pork Quesadillas with Chipotle Cream Sauce sounds like something fancy and upbeat but it’s just another way for me to sauce up my leftovers from my Easy Slow Cooker Kalua Pig recipe.
This is a way for me to save money and stretch that almighty dollar when it comes to my grocery bill, while I entertain my families taste buds without boring us all.
I take the leftover shredded pork from my Easy Slow Cooker Kalua Pig and stuff some flour tortillas to make this easy recipe. Then I whip up a chipotle cream sauce/garnish with just a few simple ingredients which includes Greek Yogurt and some simple spices….
And then I come up with this fantastic recipe…. Allowing me to use my Easy Slow Cooker Kalua Pig two different ways!
Kalua Pig… What Is It Anyway?
What is Kalua Pig you say?? It’s a slow cooked pork in the Hawaiian Islands. And if you are not from this paradise I got to call home for nine years, you can still imagine what this tastes like if you have encountered a delicious smoked shredded pork….
Try these two recipes on your next menu plan as you create that weekly grocery budget and see if this tasty treat can help you save a few bucks on that grocery bill. XOXOXO
The recipe starts with my Easy Slow Cooker Kalua Pig… Please start with this recipe to make your shredded pork for this easy quesadilla recipe.
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- Perfectly Cooked Pork Chops with Balsamic Brown Sugar Glaze
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- Easy Jerk Chicken Legs
Cookies & Cups have a great kalua pulled pork recipe, too.
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Kalua Pig Pulled Pork Quesadilla with Chipotle Cream Sauce
- 8 large flour tortillas
- 2 cups of cooked shredded pork
- 2 cups shredded monteray jack cheese
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp cooking oil or can cooking spray oil
- Place about 1/4 of the meat and a layer of cheese (use about ¼ of the cheese as well) evenly in a single layer on four tortillas.
- Then top the meat and cheese with about 1 tablespoon of the cilantro. Place the second tortilla on top of the each filled tortilla.
- Heat a large skillet or iron skillet on the stove top using medium high heat. Once the pan is heated, spray the pan with baking spray.
- Place one of the prepared tortillas in the pan and cook them on each side for about 2 minutes or until the cheeses have melted, and theyare golden brown. Before flipping them over you can spray the exposed side of the tortilla with baking spray to make sure you get a crispy brown golden tortilla.
- Garnish them with the additional chopped cilantro.
- Serve immediately.
- This recipe does not include cook time for the shredded pork.
- The recipe starts with my Easy Slow Cooker Kalua Pig... Please start with this recipe to make your shredded pork if you do not have any leftover pulled pork on hand.
- Meat Variations- You can use other shredded meats that you like, such as shredded BBQ you may have stashed away in your freezer, chicken or steak. Use whatever you have on hand if you have less time to put this dish together.
- Thicker filling- Double the ingredients for more filling.
- Tortilla Tips- If you purchase extra-large burrito shells, make sure to triple your ingredients for an adequate amount of filling for each tortilla.
- Prevent Soggy Tortillas- I typically use cooking oil spray and this helps make them crispy. If you decide to use oil, make sure to only use a few drizzles (about half of a teaspoon) of oil in the pan when you cook these to get the best results, because too much oil makes tortilla soggy and greasy. Drain the juices and grease from the warmed meat before adding it the filling to prevent soggy tortilla shells.
- Barbecue sauce- Add about a tablespoon of tangy BBQ sauce inside each one for a different flavor.
- Green peppers- for a more filling quesadilla (plus to make sure we get in some more veggies), add some finely chopped green peppers.
- Pepper Jack Cheese- Adding this cheese can add a hint of spicy flavor.
- Green chilies- will add a little kick of spiciness as well.
- Caramelized onions- this would add a nice mild sweetness.
- Green onions
- Sour Cream
- Red Onions
- Fresh cilantro
- Ranch dipping sauce
Please note that I am not a nutritionist, and the nutritional information is an estimate only. It varies based on the products and brands used.