Pork Carnitas Quesadillas

serves 4 / prep time 15 min / cooking time 45 min


Make Dinner in 321's Crockpot Pork Carnitas or Buy Pre-Made Shredded Pork
1-2 lbs
Onions 52 White Onion, sliced
Onions 52 Red Onion, sliced
Butter, divided
2 tbsp
Fajita or taco seasoning
1-2 tsp
10-inch tortilla
Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese
1/2-3/4 cup


  1. Melt 1 ½ tablespoons of the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and seasoning, and sauté 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water, the juice of half a lime, and sauté another 3-5 or until tender and caramelized. Transfer to a plate. 

  2. Heat a griddle or large skillet on medium high heat. Swipe the pan with a thin layer of butter. Place a tortilla on the prepared area and on one half of the tortilla, top with ingredients in this order: 1/4-1/3 cup shredded cheese, 1/2-3/4 cup shredded pork carnitas, 1/4-1/2 cup sautéed onions, and 1/4-1/3 cup more shredded cheese. 

  3. Fold the uncovered tortilla half over and on top of the toppings. Allow the quesadilla to cook 1-2 minutes on each side, flipping 3-4 times, until the cheese is fully melted and tortilla golden brown.

  4. Slice in triangles and serve with your favorite toppings.