quesadillas, tortillas, meat, cheese, leftovers

The other night I really didn’t feel like doing any serious cooking and upon looking in the fridge, realized that I had a couple containers of left over meat from earlier in the week.  One package was leftover from a 500 pound pork loin and the other was some BBQ chicken.  Now I hate to throw away meat.  For one it’s an expensive waste, but most importantly that animal died to feed my family and I would never want it to be in vain.

So I took out the meat and threw it into my Ninja!  Have I mentioned before how much I love my Ninja!

quesadillas recipe meat ninja blender

It shredded it to tiny pieces in a matter of seconds!  And I put huge pieces in there.

When I finished that I also shredded some cheese with a hand shredder.  Putting cheese in the ninja turns it into crumbles which don’t melt as nicely as shredded.  I also cut some fresh basil out of our garden.  The basil has taken over half of one of the garden boxes.  I have been using it in everything this week.

quesadillas recipe tortillas ninja blender

I even made some fresh salsa to go with the quesadillas.  I didn’t have any Cilantro/Coriander so I substituted it with fresh basil.  I cut a few freshly grown peppers from the garden as well.  You can get the salsa recipe here.

quesadillas basil salsa recipe foodpornthursdays

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I heated up a large cast iron skillet and then dabbled about a tablespoon of olive oil onto it.  I placed all the ingredients between two large sized flour tortillas and onto the hot oily skillet they went.  One at a time of course.  I cook on each side for about 3-5 minutes.  My son doesn’t like anything with “burnt” pieces on it so I make them to his liking.  Basically just enough to crisp the outside and melt the cheese inside.


  • Any leftover meat in the fridge (needs to be chopped or Ninja-ed into tiny pieces)
  • Grated cheese
  • Tortillas
  • Fresh Basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Salsa and sour cream for toppings

For a last minute, quick and easy meal, they were a huge success.

What do you like in your quesadillas?

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34 thoughts on “~Quesadillas~”

    1. They are so easy to make and my kids love them! For hubby I just throw extra meat on there so it’s not quite like a kids meal for him. You could make a meal out of it too by siding with some rice and beans and a veggie. 🙂


  1. Fabulous idea! I love using leftovers & hate throwing anything away so this is an ideal recipe! Thanks so much for co-hosting #foodpornthursdays xx

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