black bean pulled pork quesadilla
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Black Bean Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Make Black Bean Pulled Pork Quesadillas with leftover pulled pork (carnitas) in under 30 minutes. They reheat well for lunch the next day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: black bean quesadilla, Leftover pulled pork recipes, pulled pork quesadilla
Servings: 4
Calories: 648kcal
Author: Kate
Cost: $10


  • 2 cups leftover pulled pork
  • 1 15-oz can black beans , rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, such as Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or a combination
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • optional: few slices of pickled or fresh jalapeños
  • quesadilla fixings, such as sour cream, salsa, or guacamole


  • Place a tortilla in a large non stick pan (no oil spray necessary) over low-medium heat. Add 1/2 cup pulled pork evenly to one half of the quesadilla. Add a scant 1/2 cup black beans over the pulled pork, making sure not to let them spill out of the tortilla. Top with 1/2 cup shredded cheese, distributing the cheese evenly over the pulled pork and the black beans. If you like things spicy, feel free to add a few slices of jalapeño.
  • Fold the tortilla over the fillings, gently press down with a spatula, and cook over low-medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, or until the bottom of the tortilla turns a light golden brown color. Carefully flip the tortilla (flip over the flat edge, so you don't lose all the contents!) and cook on the other side for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, the inside is heated through, and the bottom of the tortilla is golden brown. Set aside and allow to cool briefly before slicing.
  • Repeat with the other tortillas. 
  • Slice each quesadilla into thirds and serve with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. Here is a recipe for a simple guacamole and for roasted peach and tomatillo salsa.


Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1351mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g