So the other morning I realized I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner, which is actually pretty good because I usually don’t realize that until about 5:00. However, I had an easy meal waiting to be cooked, thanks to my crock pot. (And the fact I thought about dinner at 9:00 in the morning.) Slow cooker carnitas can be used a ton of different ways, but I decided to make Quesadillas with pork Carnitas & Avocado.
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Thank goodness for crock pots, right? (Of course if you have an Instant Pot you can use the slow cooker setting.)
My friend Michelle made these one night and shared her recipe. She adds oregano, which I left out. I wanted a bit more of a kick, so I added the chipotle peppers, Chinese 5 Spice and the root beer. I think this is probably a super forgiving recipe that you can tweak any way you’d like to suit your tastes. Pork shoulder or pork butt work the best.
Once your pork is finished, shred with forks and start building your quesadilla.
I put jack and cheddar cheese, the carnitas, a few spoons of fresh salsa, fresh cilantro and queso fresco. Here is where you can add in fresh chopped avocado if you’d like. Sometimes I want mine on the side to have a nice creamy, cool bite with the hot and spicy quesadilla. There aren’t any rules. Put on what you like, leave off what you don’t.
Click here to see my recipe for chicken quesadillas.
Kim Wilson says
These look delish! Anything in a crock pot that is easy sounds great to me! Can’t wait to try it. Pinned it too!
Good Time Charlie says
We make something similar, but I like your add ins! Ummm, Mark dropped the crock part if the crockpot Monday after he washed it. It wasn’t just a crock, it was many, many cracks. At least he was doing the dishes!
Richella Parham says
YUM. I pinned this–looks wonderful!
free sub says
looks delicious , thanks for this i will try it
Godrej Splendour says
Thanks for sharing such a delicious dish