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Featured Quesadillas carnitas con frijoles negro

Discussion in 'Pork' started by browneyesvictim, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dinner last night was inspired by @chilerelleno 's carnitas post. I had some smoked pork shoulder trim in the freezer I needed to do something with. Cubed up and braised in a cast iron Dutch oven with mango juice, lime, and Mexican spices until tender. Black beans cilantro and cheese folded in a flour tortilla and toasted on cast flat iron. Served with salsa, sour cream and cilantro. Ok... Ill admit it's NOT authentic carnitas cooked in lard as Chile has demonstrated, but it sure was good!

    pot.jpg assemble.jpg toast.jpg carve.jpg Plate.jpg

    Thanks for looking.
  2. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Now that is a meal I could eat a couple of times a week!
    Awesome, I some times have quesadillas for breakfast!
  3. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks fantastic Erik. That’s a meal that I’d like anytime.
  4. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice ! Good meal for sure .
  5. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Man Erik that looks really good. You guys are killing me with all this Mexican food.

    Point for sure
  6. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang Erik,
    those look so freaking good, hell yeah!
    I could eat several of those.
    To Hell with Taco Bell!
  7. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Al. Yum! Mexican breakfasts! I like the way you think! Thanks for the like.

    Thank you. Pretty simple and so tasty!

    Thanks Chop. I might have more today! Thanks for the like.

    Thanks Chris. Who doesn't like Mexican food? It's a sure win just about any time!
    Thanks for the like.

    In homage to you senior Chile I'm sure you would like them. Thanks for the like!
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2019
  8. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Very NICE! Love cast iron inspired meals!

    Gonna show the wife this one cause we WILL be doing it!
  9. disco

    disco Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a great cook! I want some! Big Like!
  10. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Erik That looks great!! You can keep the sour cream off mine Please Points
  11. smokerjim

    smokerjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't think i've ever had one but it sure does look good!!
  12. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That pork shoulder was actually cured and smoked like buckboard bacon. Went real well with the black beans and fruit juices. I missed the onions. Thanks for the like.

    I would gladly make more for you Disco. I'm sure you would enjoy helping me eat them. Thanks for the like.

    Good thing I kept it on the side just for you!
    Thanks for the point Richie.

    You haven't lived unless you've had a quesadilla!
    ...Not really. Just kidding. Just put a slice or two of cheese between a flour tortilla and grill it like a grilled cheese sandwich. You can add any other kind of filling you want. The options are endless and the results are quite tasty! Super easy too! Thanks for the like.
  13. BigTurtle

    BigTurtle Meat Mopper

    Mui bueno
  14. Hawging It

    Hawging It Master of the Pit

    Looks fantastic!!
  15. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Master of the Pit

    Awesome job! They look awesome!
  16. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    Wow that looks really good. Sorry I’m late to the party, any left!?

  17. tx smoker

    tx smoker Smoking Fanatic

    OMG!! Another simple but amazing meal. Well, this takes the guess work out of what I'll be making for dinner this evening. Thanks for sharing.

    Big LIKE!!
  18. Thats my kinda dinner!
  19. SecondHandSmoker

    SecondHandSmoker Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Okay, so they may not be "authentic" per say.
    Still that is a darn fine looking meal.
  20. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gracias. Estaba delicioso!

    Thank you. It was delicious (same as above).
    Thanks for the like.

    Thanks Yankee... They are so easy to make too.

    No. But I will happily whip up some more of those in a heartbeat!
    Thanks for the like.

    Thanks for the like Robert. I'm sure you will enjoy them. Easy dinner, and sooo good!

    Thanks for the kind words and the like.

    Mrs. BEV was asking for tacos, but that is what I made instead! Glad I did! Although she has her own more authentic "carnitas" recipe she makes in the crockpot, it is not smoked and is lacking that flavor in my opinion. Thanks for the like.