Pulled Pork Quesadillas

If you have some leftover pulled pork and not sure what to do with it, you’ll love these awesome quesadillas packed full of flavor.

pulled pork quesadilla

Who doesn’t love a good savory Quesadilla? I had some leftover pulled pork so decided to use it up to make these Quesadillas.

If you don’t have any leftover pulled pork on hand don’t worry. You can try my Smoked Dr Pepper Pulled Pork or my Smoked Pulled Pork recipe. Or even easier, buy some pre-made pulled pork from your favorite grocery store.

A quesadilla is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, and spices, then cooked on a griddle.

Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States. You can read more about it here Quesadilla – Wikipedia.

pulled pork quesadilla

If you don’t have any Oaxaca Cheese on hand, you can substitute for any good melting cheese like Mozzarella, Chihuahua or Monterey Jack cheese. Just make sure it melts well because a quesadilla deserves a hot and gooey cheese.

I like to use 2 tortillas when making quesadillas. You can make a quesadilla with just 1 tortilla by putting the filling on top and folding it in half like a half-moon. Not my preferred way but works in a pinch.

pulled pork quesadilla

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pulled Pork Quesadillas recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Flour Tortillas
  • Pulled Pork
  • Oaxaca Cheese
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Onion
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, grill the red peppers, onions, and pulled pork.
    filling in skillet
  2. Add the cheese to your tortillas, then add the pulled pork mixture, making sure you spread them evenly.
    pulled pork quesadilla
  3. Slide the tortilla with the cheese mixture onto a skillet over medium heat. Place one of the remaining tortillas on top.
  4. Press down with a wide spatula to remove any air pockets. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, checking frequently, until the bottom tortilla is crisp and browned.
    pulled pork quesadilla
  5. Turn over, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, or until lightly browned.
  6. Repeat this process for the remaining quesadillas.
  7. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.

Printable Recipe Card

pulled pork quesadillas

Pulled Pork Quesadillas

If you have some leftover pulled pork and not sure what to do with it, you'll love these awesome quesadillas packed full of flavor.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Quesadillas
Cuisine American
Servings 2 quesadillas
Calories 724 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Cup Pulled Pork
  • 6 oz Oaxaca Cheese
  • ½ Cup Red Bell Pepper, sliced
  • ¼ Cup Yellow Onion, sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet over medium heat, grill the red peppers, onions, and pulled pork.
  • Add the cheese to your tortillas, then add the pulled pork mixture, making sure you spread them evenly.
  • Slide the tortilla with the cheese mixture onto a skillet over medium heat. Place one of the remaining tortillas on top.
  • Press down with a wide spatula to remove any air pockets. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, checking frequently, until the bottom tortilla is crisp and browned.
  • Turn over, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, or until lightly browned.
  • Repeat this process for the remaining quesadillas.
  • Cut into wedges and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 724kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 39gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1908mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 1362IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 200mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Casey says:

    This quesadilla is the best I have had in a long time

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