Take your quesadillas to the next level and make a Pulled Pork Quesadilla! Making this quesadilla recipe on the flat top griddle is super easy and a big-time saver.
Leftover pulled pork can be transformed into a quick and easy meal that your whole family will love. The sweet and savory flavor of pulled pork combined with melting cheese and a soft tortilla shell are a perfect appetizer or main dish recipe.
In less than 20 minutes, your meal is ready to be served with your favorite dipping sauce. Quesadilla recipes are delicious, quick, and well-liked by many.
Learning my step-by-step instructions make all the difference in making the perfect BBQ pork quesadilla.
Pair this simple appetizer recipe along with my other easy griddle appetizers such as white queso dip, fried mozzarella balls, homemade cheese and bacon tater tots, mini smashed burgers tower, and griddle sheet pan nachos for your next gathering.
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Pulled Pork Quesadillas Ingredients
Only 4 ingredients are needed to make pulled pork quesadillas. Super simple and super easy to make.
Soft Tortilla Shells – Flour Tortillas are best but corn tortillas can be used.
Shredded Pulled Pork
What Shredded Pulled Pork to Use?
Shredded pulled pork comes in many forms! Pick the right pulled pork that works best for you. Make sure to use pulled pork that is free of fat.
When shredding your cooked pork, remove as much fat as possible. There is nothing worse than your guests biting into a piece of fat.
Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe – If you like to smoke your food, I have the best smoked pulled pork recipe for you to try!! This shredded pulled pork recipe is made with a marbled pork butt and slow cooked on a smoker until its fall apart tender. This is a richly flavored smoked pulled pork recipe. You decide the seasoning that you want and let me guide you in how to make the best pulled pork recipe that you have ever had!
Instant Pot Slow Cooked Pulled Pork – This Instant Pot pulled pork recipe might just be the perfect recipe for you if you like to make the pulled pork ahead of time. Using this method, you can quickly pressure cook, slow cook, or combination cook the piece of pork butt. Using an Instant Pot is also known as a pressure cooker. You will end up with a mild flavored shredded pulled pork. This also creates a very tender pulled pork that is fall apart fork tender.
Store-Bought Pulled Pork – When you don’t want to mess with a smoked, slow cooked, or Instant Pot pulled pork then buy store-bought pulled pork. Look in the deli section of your local grocery store and also the meat section near the hot dogs. The store-bought version usually has BBQ sauce added to it so you would not need BBQ sauce.
What Cheese for BBQ Pork Quesadilla?
Some shredded cheese work better in quesadillas than others. Remember that more shredded cheese is better!
Buying a brick of cheese and shredding it yourself is also better than using pre-shredded cheese packets. Here are more cheese options for this easy quesadilla recipe:
- Sharp or Mild Cheddar Cheese
- Colby Jack – My favorite cheese!
- Mexican Blend
- Cheddar Jack
- Three State Cheddar
- Pepper Jack Cheese – When you crave a spicy quesadilla!
- Monterey Jack Cheese
Homemade BBQ Sauce
If you are looking for an awesome homemade BBQ sauce recipe, I have just the recipe for you. Try this homemade BBQ sauce.
Get my step-by-step instructions to make the best barbecue sauce that you will ever have!
How to Make Pulled Pork Quesadilla
Gather all your pulled pork quesadilla ingredients. Preheat your Blackstone Griddle to medium heat or the electric griddle to 350°F.
Once your flat top griddle is hot, add and spread a bit of cooking oil (I love using olive oil) to a spot on the griddle where you can cook your quesadillas. Add the shredded pulled pork and cook until they are fully warmed up.
Use your griddle spatula to help flip the pulled pork around. As the pork is warming up, place the soft tortilla shells onto the hot griddle.
On half of the soft tortilla shell, arrange a layer of the warmed pulled pork so that it is even. Next, sprinkle shredded cheese over the pulled pork.
Drizzle some BBQ sauce over the warm pulled pork. With a griddle spatula, fold the soft shell over top of the cheese covered BBQ pulled pork ingredients.
Let the quesadilla cook on the griddle until the outer tortilla shell starts to get golden brown. Flip the pulled pork quesadilla over and let cook for a couple minutes on the other side until the whole outer shell is golden-brown and the cheese is fully melted.
Serve the pulled pork quesadilla recipe while it is hot with your favorite dipping sauce.
If you don’t have a flat top griddle, that’s okay! Use a nonstick skillet over medium heat on the stove.
Make pulled pork quesadillas as described above except you will have to work in batches.
What Dipping Sauce goes with Pulled Pork Quesadillas?
I love putting out a variety of dips when serving these pulled pork quesadillas. Quesadilla wedges are just begging to be dipped into something delicious! Here are dip options:
- Ranch Dressing
- Sour cream
- BBQ Sauce
- Pico de Gallo
- Chipotle Sour Cream – mix ½ teaspoon of chipotle into 1 cup of sour cream
- Lime Crema – mix 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice and 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh cilantro into 1 cup of sour cream
- Your Favorite Hot Sauce!
How to Make Quesadillas Crispy?
If you want a really crispy quesadilla shell, then do not use any oil on the hot flat top griddle. Refrain from consistently flipping the cooking BBQ pulled pork quesadillas.
Achieving a crispy tortilla shell by having a hot griddle when starting and letting the soft tortilla shell get golden brown before flipping over to brown the other side.
The colder the tortilla shells get, the soggier it will be.
How to Store BBQ Pork Quesadillas
Store leftover BBQ pulled pork quesadillas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days. Reheat in the microwave, air fryer, or on the flat top griddle until desired temperature is reached.
More Quesadilla Recipes
There has never been a quesadilla combination that I don’t like! A crispy tortilla shell stuffed with a variety of ingredients along with melty cheese makes a great quesadilla.
Pulled Pork Recipes Using Leftover Shredded Pork
I have the best leftover pulled pork recipes for you to try. There are so many recipes that you can make with leftover pulled pork!!
Pulled Pork Quesadilla – FAQ
More quesadilla filling options are beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn, fresh herbs, coleslaw, pickles, shoestring fried onions, cooked bacon, jalapeno peppers, avocado slices, a couple dashes of hot sauce, sautéed mushrooms, or green onions.
Butter provides a better flavor to griddle foods but also will brown or burn very easy. Fry oil is a very simple fat and will brown tortillas very effectively leave a pleasant crisp surface to your quesadilla. Both oil and butter will work, just depends on your desired outcome.
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Pulled Pork Quesadilla Recipe
For the full pork quesadillas recipe and nutrition facts, click below.
- Pulled Pork, Shredded 1 cup
- Olive Oil 1 tablespoon
- Flour Tortillas, Soft Taco Shell - 2 each
- Cheese, Shredded - Colby Jack 1 cup
- BBQ Sauce. 2 tablespoon
How to Make Pulled Pork Quesadillas
- Gather your pulled pork quesadilla ingredients.
- Preheat your Blackstone Flat Top Griddle to medium heat or the electric griddle to 350°F.
- Once your Blackstone griddle is hot, add and spread a bit of cooking oil to the griddle.
- Add the shredded pulled pork and sauté until it is fully warmed up. Use your griddle spatula to flip the pulled pork around.
- As the shredded pork is warming up, place the soft tortilla shells onto the hot griddle.
- On half of the soft tortilla shell, arrange a layer of the warmed shredded pulled pork so that it is even.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese over the pulled pork.
- Drizzle BBQ sauce over the warm pulled pork.
- With a griddle spatula, fold the soft tortilla shell over top of the cheese covered BBQ pulled pork ingredients.
- Let the BBQ pork quesadilla cook on the griddle until the outer tortilla shell starts to get golden brown. Flip the shredded pulled pork quesadilla over and let cook for a couple minutes on the other side until the whole outer shell is golden-brown and the cheese is fully melted.
- Serve the pulled pork quesadilla recipe hot with your favorite dipping sauce.
Cheese Options for Quesadillas
Mild or Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Colby Jack, Mexican Blend, Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, Cheddar Jack, or Three State Cheddar.
More pulled pork quesadilla filling options are beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn, fresh herbs, coleslaw, pickles, shoestring fried onions, cooked bacon, jalapeno peppers, avocado slices, a couple dashes of hot sauce, sautéed mushrooms, or onions.
Quesadillas Dipping Sauces
•Pico de gallo
•Chipotle sour cream: to make mix ½ teaspoon of chipotle into 1 cup of sour cream
•Lime crema: to make mix 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice and 2 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro into 1 cup of sour cream
•Your favorite hot sauce!
If you don't have a Blackstone Griddle to cook on, just use a sauté skillet pan or a cast iron skillet pan on the stove over medium heat and sauté the pulled pork. Set aside. Make this stove top quesadilla recipe just like you would the Blackstone griddle recipe.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 555Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 71mgSodium 1398mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 3gSugar 25gProtein 27g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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