Barbacoa Quesadillas

Barbacoa Quesadillas
The other day I was craving some tender slowly braised beef barbacoa and since it's so easy to make in the slow cooker I whipped up a batch and used it to make these tasty barbacoa quesadillas! Beef barbacoa is packed with flavour and although it's great enjoyed simply in tacos with onions and cilantro you can't argue against using it in some cheesy quesadillas! There is just something about biting into those crispy toasted tortillas filled with the tasty barbacoa and loads of ooey gooey melted cheese that is so irresistibly delicious! I like to keep these quesadillas nice and simple to allow the flavours of the barbacoa to shine through so a fresh pico de gallo is perfect in them.

Barbacoa Quesadillas

Barbacoa Quesadillas

Barbacoa Quesadillas

Barbacoa Quesadillas

Barbacoa Quesadillas
Barbacoa Quesadillas

Barbacoa Quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 2

Tender and tasty beef barbacoa sandwiched between toasted tortillas with fresh pico de gallo and plenty of melted cheese!


ingredients
  • 2 (8 inch) tortillas (corn tortillas for gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup beef barbacoa
  • 1/4 cup pico de gallo
directions
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat, place one tortilla in the pan, sprinkle half of the cheese followed by the beef barbacoa, pico de gallo, the remaining cheese and remaining tortilla.
  2. Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 292, Fat 15g (Saturated 7.9g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 838mg, Carbs 17.2g (Fiber 1.9g, Sugars 3.3g), Protein 19.7g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

11 comments:

Helene Peloquin said...

This looks so tasty Kevin!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Totally making this recipe over the weekend!

Maria said...

My boys would gobble this up!

Heather Christo said...

looks incredible- especially the meat!

LuisaCA said...

I've made your Barbacoa recipe twice now and do love it! Great make-ahead for hot days. First time I used 1 chipotle, next time 1.5, which is perfect for our tastes.
Thanks for the new ideas to keep using it .

Unknown said...

This looks delicious! It actually looks light and fresh even with the meat on there. It doesn't just look greasy and heavy like some quesadillas can look like once they've sat for a few minutes.

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Jenn said...

This sounds incredible!

Mesaj said...

Thank You I am.

Gaby said...

Cheese quesadillas used to be one of my favorites growing up…looks even better all jazzed up!!

Marcelle said...

This recipe is genius! Putting it on my menu for the week! Yum!
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bev @ bev cooks said...

SERIOUSLY. Good heavens, yes.

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