Chile Pork Quesadilla

Guess what! Pork shoulder was on sale this weekend! Why do I get so excited you ask? Well because when pork shoulder is on sale that means that I get to make pulled pork and in case you are not aware, pulled pork is one of the most delicious things ever. When cooked right its succulent, flavorful and melts in your mouth. Another one of the wonderful things about pulled pork is that is so versatile, you can make tacos, appetizers, BBQ sandwiches and Asian sandwiches. And if that wasn’t enough, you can also make these chili pork quesadillas with green chilies, Asadero cheese and fresh guacamole.

This is a pretty budget friendly recipe but it does take a little pre-planning because it requires already prepared pulled pork. Below I’ve included a link to a recipe that I posted a little while back. I always prepare a rather large batch of it when I do make pulled pork for one very simple reason: Ryan and I usually get at least 2 dinners and a few lunches out of it. And when you can get that many meals out of one cut of meat that costs less than $10 I’d say its a pretty good thing.

I also served these with a chipotle dipping sauce. Give it a go if you want to give this dish a kick.

The Recipe

  • Serves 4
  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:

Chile Pork Quesadilla Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for cooking quesadilla
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Asadero cheese (you can substitute monterey jack if you prefer)
  • 4 burrito size flour tortillas

Chipotle Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 - 3 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
  • kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. To make the chipotle dipping sauce, combine sour cream, mayonnaise and chipotle peppers in a bowl. Chill for 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook just until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in pork and green chilies. Cook just until warmed through. Reduce heat to low.
  4. In a large skillet heat enough olive oil just to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.
  5. While oil is heating, assemble the quesadilla. Place one tortilla on a flat surface, layer half of the cheese, half of the pork mixture and half of the guacamole and place another tortilla on top. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  6. Cook in the heated skillet until flour tortillas have browned and cheese has melted. About 2 minutes per side.
  7. Slice and serve.

Enjoy!

  • Jen

    Sweet! And can you believe that I have had some pulled pork (my first ever!) cooking since 10am, and was coming on your site for an idea of what to do with it?? It’s like your psychic, lol

    Any suggestions for a rice side dish?

    Thanks!

  • http://watkinslynn.typepad.com/pages_pucks_and_pantry/ Mrs. L

    I too, love when pork shoulder is on sale! And I’m loving the idea of these Quesadillas. They sound amazing.

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    LoL Jen! Glad I could help :) I do have garlic rice recipe that might go well with it http://www.lifesambrosia.com/2009/12/garlic-rice-recipe.html

    Thanks Mrs. L!

  • http://asoutherngrace.blogspot.com grace

    pulled pork is very, very high on my list of favorite foods, as is guacamole. your quesadillas look and sound like something i could eat every day without complaint!

  • Jen

    Update – me loves the pulled pork – holy cow, that was awesome!!

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Thanks Grace and thanks for the update Jen! I’m glad you liked it :)

  • http://www.apronadventures.com Lindsay

    Oh wow, this looks delicioius! What a great idea for leftover pulled pork.

  • Evelyn

    I was searching online for a “Quesadillas recipe” and I found a lot of them, but this is the one I liked best! I wasn’t wrong!! I made them today, my husband loves Mexican food, so from time to time I cook it. I dont’t like the boring of cooking always the same as much as I dont like frozen or pre-cooked food. It was also my first time making Quesadillas, I can tell U they r just DELICIOUS!! Thanks a lot, ur website its on my favorites from now and on. :) Thnx.

  • Kathy Tumlin

    I just heard of your Recipe Site..can’t wait to make a Dish, of yours’..Thank You! so much..K.Tumlin

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