Enjoy Mexican night right in your own kitchen with this easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Quesadilla — also great in tacos and burritos.
I love my weekly fix of Mexican food. Chipotle is one of my favorite Mexican splurges that we’ll have from time to time. Often, I just whip up Mexican inspired dishes in my kitchen from tacos, burritos or even a Chipotle-style burrito bowl.
Another Mexican favorite is Carnitas, which is pork that is traditionally cooked slowly in lard. I skip the lard, which many people do and slowly cook the pork in a delicious rub in the slow cooker. The result is a tender, shredded pork that is great not just for Quesadilla but can be used in tacos, burritos, you name it.
I love Mexican food because you can layer the flavors and really customize it to your liking. Whether you are having taco night or trying these Carnitas Quesadilla, create a “toppings bar” on your kitchen counter or in the center of the kitchen table that include toppings like guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, lettuce, salsa, cilantro, corn. It is like having Chipotle or any similar Mexican restaurant right in your own kitchen.
In my kitchen, everyone picks out the toppings on their quesadilla then I’ll toss in on my panini, a great way to make a quesadilla until it’s crispy and the cheese is nice and melted. My kids keep it simple, they just like cheese quesadilla but Mr. Mother Thyme and I load it up with black beans, corn and cheese. Top these off with fresh guacamole for a tasty dinner I always look forward to making again and again.