Beef Carnitas and Roasted Veg Quesadillas

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Published: July 30, 2021


Beef Carnitas and Roasted Veg Quesadillas

Beef Carnitas and Roasted Veg Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a great way to pack in a ton of flavour and to get a dinner or lunch on a plate very fast! The filling uses beef slow cooked to maximize the tenderness within the beef and paired with complementary veg and sauces - you'll never regret this meal!


  • 4 Large flour tortillas
  • 3 tbsp Aji Verde Chili Oil
  • 1 Zucchini sliced lengthwise
  • 1 Red bell pepper seeded, cut in half
  • ½ Red onion thickly sliced
  • 2 cups Mozzarella grated
  • 2 cups Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas


  • Preheat oven to 400*F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, add all sliced veggies and gently toss with 2 tbsp olive oil, reserving 1 tbsp. Season veg with fleur de sel and cracked pepper. Spread veggies over baking sheet and roast for 12-14 minutes, turning over halfway through roast. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Slice peppers, zucchini and onions into thick slices when cool enough to handle. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Preheat oven (if reheating ingredients) to 300*F to keep cooked quesadillas warm. Brush a tortilla with a little remaining olive oil and lay oil side down in skillet. Sprinkle ½ of tortilla with ¼ cup grated cheese, then quickly spread out ¼ cups beef carnitas, roasted veg evenly, then top with a little bit more cheese. Fold other side of tortilla over top filling and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, or until tortillas begin to brown evenly. Flip over gently, trying to keep filling inside and cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from heat rest on a baking sheet in the oven to keep warm. . Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling, then slice each quesadillas into 2-3 wedges. Serve with your favourite toppings - sour cream, guacamole, tomato salsa or tomatillo sauce.


Grill or roast these veggies off and store in the fridge for up to a week. Start the beef in your slow cooker the night before or before heading out for the day – come home to a quickly assembled but awesome dinner or lunch.
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