Melissa's Cuisine: Shredded Pork Quesadillas

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shredded Pork Quesadillas

What do you do with leftover pork ribs?  Improvise, of course!  Then discover you have approximately 1 Tablespoon of barbeque sauce left in the bottle, and improvise again!  Our whole meal was an improvisation (is that even a word?  It's is now...I like it!)

I grilled a bunch of pork ribs one night and we ate 2, leaving me with lots of leftovers.  A few nights later I planned to have pork ribs again, but I just didn't know what to do with them.  Sometime during the day, I decided I wanted to make shredded pork.  And of course I got home and discovered my lack of sauce, so I quick whipped up a batch.  Then I was faced with the dilemma of what to do with the shredded pork.  I was just going to do tacos, but then I saw my quesadilla maker and the wheels started turning!

Sometimes the meals made on the fly are the best, Mike loved this meal--he even mentioned it to my dad "when you see the "taco-things" on Melissa's blog, you've got to make them!"  What a compliment!  We'll definitely be making these again.

You will need:
Homemade Barbeque Sauce (recipe below)
3 cooked pork ribs, shredded
4 flour tortillas
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

1.  Add shredded pork to barbeque sauce.  Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes, until meat is heated through.

2.  Place a tortilla on the bottom of your quesadilla maker.  Top with barbeque pork and cheese.  Cover with another tortilla.

3.  Cook until the tortilla is brown (my quesadilla maker has a light that tells me when it's ready). 

4.  Remove from quesadilla maker and repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining tortillas.

The sauce recipe made about 1.5 cups of sauce, which was perfect for the amount of meat we had.  The shredded pork was enough for 2 quesadillas, plus we had a small amount left over.

You could also make this recipe without a quesadilla maker, just use a small frying pan and flip the tortilla to brown both sides.

Homemade Barbeque Sauce:
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil and let it simmer until the sauce thickens.

*This makes a sweet barbeque sauce, we loved it. You can reduce the amount of brown sugar if you think it might be too sweet for you!
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  1. If Mike liked it, I bet Bob would too. I think I need a quesidilla maker!

  2. That is so sweet that your husband told him to make them :) Your recipe sounds great.

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