I had less than a pound of pork and a pineapple.
Hmmm... What to do?
Make quesadillas of course!!
I LOVE grilled pineapple. It tastes sweet and scrumptious and tastes like dessert.
So we grilled the pineapple and added some to the quesadillas.
I based this recipe on a grilled chicken and pineapple quesadilla from Pioneer Woman. I chose not to grill the pork. So I just cut it into strips, slice and onion and pan fried them. Then I added the BBQ sauce and jalapeno. It seemed simpler this way and it worked well.
These were amazingly delicious! I'm so glad I was able to stretch less than a pound of meat to make 4 servings! I often like to dip my quesadilla's in sour cream but these were so tasty and the flavors mixed so well that I didn't need anything else. They were perfect!
Barbeque Pork & Pineapple Quesadillas
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
8 whole wheat 100 calorie tortillas, toasted
1/2 pineapple, grilled
1 lbs. pork, sliced thinly
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. cajun seasoning
1 large onion, sliced thinly
1/4 cup barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
Season pork with salt, pepper and cajun seasoning. Cook sliced pork and sliced onion until pork is done and onion is soft. Add jalapeno and barbeque sauce and cook for 2 -3 minutes until heated through. Put pork/onion mixture on toasted tortilla. Slice pineapple and add on top of pork. Sprinkle with cilantro, top with another quesadilla, cut into 6wedges. OR, put everything one half of tortilla and fold over and cut into 3 wedges. I prefer this, it stays neater.
Total calories = 1703 calories
4 servings = 426 calories per serving
6 wedges of Barbecue Pork & Pineapple Quesadilla & 2 grilled pineapple rings= 476 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.