I know, I know… where’s the Wordless Wednesday photos? Well dear blog friends, I didn’t realize how long it would take me to sift through and edit 200+ photos from a very short stay at Disney World. Therefore, you have to wait until next week for the photos in all their glory. 😉 You won’t really care about the photos any more though when you check out my latest quick week-night recipe!!
Fall has arrived around here and along with it, my urge to cook in the crock pot again has begun to creep up. I really enjoyed using the crock pot on a weekly basis last fall/winter and hope to get back on that trend again. As much as I love the recipes I came up with last year, I knew that I wanted to try something new right off the bat. You see, one Sunday this summer after seeing a matinée movie with Chris, we went to Lonestar for lunch. That day, I had one of THE BEST quesedillas I have ever eaten – smoked pork. I had never thought of making a quesedilla out of pork before and knew right away that it was something that I was going to have to re-create at home. It just so happened that pork tenderloins were on sale a few weeks ago, so my idea to make my own smoked pork quesedillas was born.
Since I only have so much time after work to make supper, I decided to take full advantage of the crock pot and let it work all day long to cook the meat leaving only a little bit of assembly upon arriving home.
What You Need:
- 1 pork tenderloin
- 1 medium-large onion; chopped
- 1/3C of your favourite BBQ sauce
- 1/4C water
- liquid smoke
- cheese of choice
- green onion
What You Do:
– Get out your crock pot and gather your pork, onion, sauce and liquid smoke
– In the crock pot, first lay out the chopped onion, followed by the meat, about 1/3C BBQ sauce, about 1/4C water and a few drops of liquid smoke
– Set the crock pot to LOW and cook for 8 hours while you’re at work!
– When you get home, you should have a nicely cooked piece of pork. With a couple of forks, pull the meat apart and give it a good stir so that it’s completely covered in sauce.
– Now you can assemble your quesedilla!
– First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees – we’re going to bake these suckers.
– Start out with a tiny bit of cheese, followed by some pulled pork, green onions and just a little more cheese to hold everything together. Carefully fold the tortillas in half and gently place them on a tin foil covered cookie sheet (makes for easy clean-up!).
– Bake for about 8 minutes per side, or until the edges become golden brown.
– Let cool for a couple of minutes then slice into wedges and serve with your favourite sides and dipping sauces!
– They were fantastic with some simple homemade guacamole – just mash an avocado with some green onion, lime juice, salt and pepper!
I don’t think Chris and I even spoke one word while we were shoving these into our mouths!
So I take that as a good sign! 😉
P.S. My Pink Thumbs first GIVEAWAY starts tomorrow!!!