When you think of leftovers, typically you don’t think of anything too exciting. We had leftover Beer Can Chicken (BCC) and Brisket from our Labor Day weekend and I wanted to throw something together that was different than simply re-heating the meat (even though that would have been good too). I don’t really spend too much of my time watching TV, but Labor Day was an exception and I ended up watching several episodes of BBQ Pitmasters. Needless to say, this had my creative BBQ juices flowing and I had the tempting urge to light up the grill. Those of you who are Texans will understand my love for not only BBQ, but also Mexican or Tex-Mex. I figured I cannot go wrong if I somehow pair the two together .
I ended up making quesadillas that were especially great to serve up while watching football. I kept my ingredients simple and let the grill do its work.
- Setup and light up your Big Green Egg or other type of grill for indirect cooking, stabilizing at 375°F. Place setter, legs down, with pizza stone on top of place setter.
- Lay out 6 flour tortillas and apply a light amount of extra virgin olive oil to both sides of the tortillas
- Pull chicken off or chopped brisket from your leftovers and place all over a tortilla
- Sprinkle a 50/50 mix of Monterey Jack shredded and Mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken or brisket
- Add a light dusting of Cayenne Pepper over the meat and cheese
- Lay the other tortilla on top of the previously loaded tortilla
- Once you have prepared all three quesadillas, you’re grill temp should be approaching the 375°F range.
- Place the prepared quesadillas on the grill (carefully as they will fall apart easily if you don’t keep them balanced).
- Close the grill and let them cook for 4 minutes
- Flip (should be easier now that cheese has melted and should hold everything together).
- Cook with the grill top down for another 4 minutes and they should be DONE. I personally like the edges to be somewhat browned and almost crispy, if you’re the same you will want to run another couple of minutes.
- Slice them up like a pizza and serve with your favorite Hot Sauce (personal preference Hell on the Red) and a dab of sour cream.
- You may also add Guacamole (recipe for guacamole located on my Fajita post)
The end result was surprisingly some of the absolute best quesadillas I’ve ever tasted. Enjoy!