BBQ Pork and Chilli Bean Quesadillas with Smoky Bacon Wedges

As readers of my blog may have gathered I like my food with a hint of spice and fire, especially on the cold nights that we have been having of late. As a busy parent you may not have the time to pop to the shops to pick up tea so the only option is to forage through the freezer to see what you can whip up for a healthy yet filling tea.

As an avid fan of Adam Richman’s Man V Food I tend to take ideas from his food findings to create a meal worthy of a man’s size appetite. So as I was foraging (Nigella like through my mounds of meat bags) I came across a pork loin, onions, half a bag of baby potatoes, 4 wraps and some cheese and decided to do my take on the quesadilla.

You will need:

1 medium pork loin fillet
1 red onion finely sliced
1 small tin chilli beans
Half a bag of baby potatoes for the wedges
Smoky bacon seasoning (available from most supermarkets)
4 tbsp BBQ sauce
2 handfuls grated cheese
4 tortilla wraps

1. Steam roast the pork loin in a foil tray loosely covered with foil for 30 minutes at 180. Season with salt and pepper before placing in the oven.
2. Wash the potatoes and cut into half, and half again. Place in a saucepan of salted water and par boil for 10 minutes on a medium heat.
3. When the potatoes have boiled place on a bacon tray and season with pepper and the smoky bacon seasoning. Place in the oven at 180 for 15 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
4. Remove the pork from the oven and pull apart and chop into fine cuts of meat. Add the onions, chilli beans and BBQ sauce and stir so everything is coated. Put back in the oven for 10 minutes so the sauce goes sticky and coats the meat.
5. Place a frying pan on the hob on a medium high heat to warm the pan. Add a tsp of oil.
6. Place a tortilla wrap in the frying pan and on one half spoon out some of the pork and add some cheese. Fold the wrap in half and cook each side for a minute or until the cheese starts to melt and the wrap goes golden.
7. Do the same with the other three wraps.
8. Serve the wraps with the wedges, some baby leaf salad (or whatever is in the fridge) and some sour cream.
9. Tuck in and enjoy…

This meal is a delicious mid week family treat. If you do not have pork you can swap it for chicken or beef, both work just as well. You can add extras to the quesadillas but don’t overload them too much or the cheese won’t be able to do it’s job properly!!

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