Pulled Pork Quesadillas

by katerina on November 14, 2007

So anyone who read my last post might be wondering what fabulous new toy I just bought? Well, it was a slow cooker – specifically the Kitchen Aid Slow Cooker. So far I have made pulled pork, chicken stock, beef curry and there is currently oatmeal bubbling away. I like it so far although I am still working out some kinks, so I am sure I will have more to report as time goes on. So far the biggest success by far has been the chicken stock, throw it all in, go to bed and wake up to perfect chicken stock – no skimming!

Well, last week on a busy weeknight I used some slow cooker leftovers to make a fabulous batch of quesadillas. I am sure this would work well with other meat leftovers as well like roast chicken.

[print_this]Pulled Pork Quesadillas

(makes 2)

1T olive oil
1/2 onion, sliced
2 scallion, finely sliced
1t cumin
1/2 cayenne
3T cilantro, finely chopped
1/2C sharp cheddar, grated
1/2 red pepper, finely sliced
large tortillas
vegetable or olive oil spray
serve with salsa and sour cream
In a a large skillet over low heat add olive oil and onion and cook until caramelized. In a large bowl combine pork, onion, 3/4’s of the scallions, cumin, cayenne, cilantro, pepper, and cheese. Taste and add salt and pepper as appropriate. Spread half the mixture on one side of a tortilla, and fold it in half. Repeat with remaining mixture. Place a skillet over medium heat. Spray the quesadillas lightly and fry until light brown and crispy on both sides. Serve with sour cream, salsa and remaining scallions.

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