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Look no further than these Cheesy Black Bean and Pork Carnitas Quesadillas if you're needing some easy Mexican recipes in your life! Dinner is served! | asimplepantry.com

Cheesy Black Bean and Pork Carnitas Quesadillas

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas
  • 4 C Queso Oaxaca shredded
  • 1 C Canned Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 C Fresh Chile or Salsa
  • 8 Flour Tortillas


  • Place pork carnitas in a 3 to 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on High 4 to 5 hours, or on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove carnitas from cooker and discard juices. Use tongs or two forks to shred and pull apart the pork.
  • Heat a comal over medium heat.
  • On one flour tortilla, spread 1/2 cup of the cheese, followed by 1/3 cup of shredded pork, 1/4 cup of black beans, and 2 tablespoons of chile. Top with additional 1/2 cup of cheese and one more flour tortilla.
  • Place quesadilla on the comal and cook until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is dark brown and crisp, flipping halfway through, around 6 minutes. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Enjoy immediately.


If you can't find any Queso Oaxaca at your local grocer, you can easily substitute any soft cheese, such as Monterey Jack, Cojack, or Cheddar.