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Kalua Pig Pulled Pork Quesadilla with Chipotle Cream Sauce

These easy pulled pork quesadillas with Kalua pork are full of melty cheese with the perfect crispy tortilla! You only need a few ingredients for this one, and you can get these cooked in less than 25 minutes if you have some leftover pork stashed away!
Course Main
Cuisine Hawaiian, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 644kcal
Author Sharee

Ingredients

Quesadillas:

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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. 
Here are some great additions to add to the filling:
  • 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.
These are some of my favorite toppings to use:
  • Green onions
  • Sour Cream
  • Red Onions
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salsa
  • Ranch dipping sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 1486mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 702IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 569mg | Iron: 4mg