This smoky mushroom-filled quesadilla is reminiscent of pulled pork. A touch of chipotle chile pepper adds extra heat. Serve with coleslaw and guacamole. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine barbecue sauce, tomato paste, vinegar and chipotle in a medium bowl.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add onion and cook, stirring, until the onion and mushrooms are beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to the bowl with the barbecue sauce; stir to combine. Wipe out the pan.

  • Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread 3 tablespoons cheese on half of each tortilla and top with one-fourth (about 1/2 cup) of the filling. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in the pan over medium heat. Add 2 quesadillas and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into wedges and serve.

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Ingredient note: Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful sauce. Look for the small cans with the Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer. Ground chipotle, made from dried smoked jalapeños, can be found in the specialty-spice section of most supermarkets or online at penzeys.com.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; total fat 14.8g 23% DV; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 19mg 6% DV; sodium 850mg 34% DV; potassium 688mg 19% DV; carbohydrates 48.5g 16% DV; fiber 4.8g 19% DV; sugar 18g; protein 12.8g 26% DV; exchange other carbs 3; vitamin a iu 302IU; vitamin c 4mg; folate 35mcg; calcium 285mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 13mg; thiaminmg; added sugar 7g.

Reviews (29)

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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2015
delicious meal These were so delicious. I loved the sweet but spicy flavor. I didn't change a thing. I do see why people think there is too much sauce. Maybe try adding sauce to the mushroom and onion instead of the other way around. Then you can decide how saucy you would like it. I made this for my boyfriend and myself and had plenty of leftovers for my lunch the next day. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2012
Great versitile recipe! I added sauteed red bell pepper and spinach and roma tomatoes and Colby Jack cheese when making the quesadilla. It was really good and pretty easy though the extra chopping made it more time consuming. Definitely recommended. My boyfriend called it delicious Veggie-BBQ-Mex Fusion Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2012
Yummie! I made this with spinach and cilantro as suggested in another review! Fantastic! Would definitely make again. Pros: meatless healthy filling Cons: takes a while to do all the chopping Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
Great Alternative to Pulled Pork! I tried this for the first time today and it was DELICIOUS. My meat-loving husband (who is from the South and loves BBQ) was very impressed. I would definitely make them again. No criticisms except that the filling yields more than the recipe says so I actually made more quesadillas than what was called for. I used the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and to me it gave just the right amount of heat but my son thought it was TOO SPICY. So if you have kids you may not want to put as much pepper in there. The few things I did differently than the recipe: The store was out of whole-wheat tortillas so I just used regular ones and they were great. Also instead of folding each tortilla in half I just made whole round quesadillas using two tortillas like you would see in a restaurant. If your mushrooms are fresh and good I don't see any reason to remove the gills. My husband cut them up removing the tough stems but he did not remove the gills. Thinly sliced the mushrooms cooked down fine. Also because we didn't remove more of the mushroom the amount of sauce was perfect (not too much as some commenters posted). Pros: Low-cal tasty filling Cons: Not as inexpensive as one would think due to high cost of mushrooms (cost more than meat!) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
A great alternative to pulled pork! I tried this for the first time today and it was DELICIOUS. My meat-loving husband (who is from the South and loves BBQ) was very impressed. I would definitely make them again. No criticisms except that the filling yields more than the recipe says so I actually made more quesadillas than what was called for. I used the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and to me it gave just the right amount of heat but my son thought it was TOO SPICY. So if you have kids you may not want to put as much pepper in there. The few things I did differently than the recipe: The store was out of whole-wheat tortillas so I just used regular ones and they were great. Also instead of folding each tortilla in half I just made whole round quesadillas using two tortillas like you would see in a restaurant. If your mushrooms are fresh and good I don't see any reason to remove the gills. My husband cut them up removing the tough stems but he did not remove the gills. Thinly sliced the mushrooms cooked down fine. Also because we didn't remove more of the mushroom the amount of sauce was perfect (not too much as some commenters posted). Pros: Easy super tasty filling Cons: Not as cheap as some meals due to expense of mushrooms. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2012
This is a really good easy and quick meal. You do not miss the meat at all. It is rather rich though so in the future I would serve with a slaw. Will definately make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I really enjoyed this. However... my husband is not a huge BBQ fan and this made A LOT of sauce. Instead of mixing the mushrooms into the sauce I just spread about a tablespoon of it onto each tortilla and then topped with the rest of the ingredients. This worked well for us and gave just the right amount of BBQ flavor. I would make this recipe again. Rachel Oklahoma City OK Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was not good. All I could taste was the barbecue sauce. Made the recipe exactly according to the directions. It completely wiped out the flavor of the mushrooms. I felt like I was drinking barbecue sauce. What a waste of a pound of mushrooms. I ended up tossing most of it into the bin. Might be ok using 1/2 of the sauce the recipe calls for. John Wendell New York NY Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These were awesome! I added a little bit of cheyenne pepper for some extra heat and served with guacamole. Yum! andi berkeley ca Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We loved these! Very flavorful and satisfying! I used baby portobellos because that's what I had and sliced them. I added garlic too. Even my 5 year old enjoyed them! I did serve them with home made cole slaw and quacamole as well. anncookie Naples FL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was outstanding! My grocery store was almost out of fresh mushrooms so I only had 8oz box of small portobellos. This made the end result pretty heavy on the bbq sauce. I also added quite a few of the peppers from the small can and roughly chopped them which added a heck of a lot of zip! Can't wait to make these again! Dana TX Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used this with sauce I had on hand because I was in a hurry. Boy was this delicious! It really is reminiscent of pulled pork. I actually had to look at the bottle to make sure it was vegetarian. I will definitely be making this again perhaps with some different sauce and mushrooms. Laurel Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We thought these were great - a nice change from the typical quesadilla fillings. I used baby portobellos intead of the big ones. Other than that I made as written. Sally Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Good and easy weeknight dinner. My toddler even loved them! Anonymous Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was wonderful. I used a BBQ sauce that I had on hand. I'm sure the one with the recipe is good but I didn't have everything for it. I followed the directions other wise and loved them...I will make this again and recommend this recipe to others cathy Knoxville TN Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious. Definitely reduce the BBQ sauce (I used about 2 tbs) and I couldn't get chipotle so I used a combination of chili sauce and fresh chili pepper. Yum. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
They were so messy to make! The bbq sauce kept spilling everywhere when I flipped them and eating them was a mess! They tasted good but I wont make them again if I can't figure out some cleaner way to make it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I was surprised how much I liked this recipe! It sounded a bit strange but it was very good. I made it as directed except that I added a few extra veggies. I will use a little less BBQ sauce next time (but keep the full amount of chipotle as we like it spicy in our house)! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
this has quickly become one of our favorites! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Just made this today and it is absolutely Awesome!! Even though my husband and kids aren't vegetarian like I am they loved it too!! Next time I think I will add more mushrooms! Very easy recipe that you can prepare quickly! Definitely a keeper!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
..this is SOOOOO good we loved every bite! soooo satisfying & extremely tasty. we served it with fried plantains.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was great. The only thing I didn't like was that with the whole pepper it was super spicy. And by spicy I mean my mouth was on fire and I could barely finish it spicy! Going to try it again with maybe a quarter of a pepper. It was also extremely messy to eat! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was great-- added extra mushrooms and slightly less sauce...also only a third of a chipotle pepper and it had just the right amount of kick. They were a little bit messy/flimsy to cook and to eat but it was worth it. I have no problem eating a quesadilla with a fork. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This does make a lot of sauce. I would half (to 3/4) the sauce ingredients. I also added lots of veggies. Try spinach and cilantro! I added at least 4 cups of spinach and 1/4 cup cilantro. I also added about a cup of shredded chicken for protein but it was not necessary. Delicious and healthy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Surprising taste! Very delicious. Barbecue is an unusual taste in a quesadilla but even my vegetable averse teenager loved these. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Wow! So great! These quesadillas were delicious and very filling! I brought them to rehearsal and gave my left-overs to the cast. They DEVOURED them! No one would have guessed the recipe was low-calorie. Yum!! Pros: Delicious super easy Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Awesome! This is so good! I use a bag of already diced onions from the freezer for my recipes so it saves on the work for that. I really do not like dealing with mushrooms. They are gross but taste so good! I did not add the chipotle peppers. I can never find them so whenever a recipe calls for them I have to leave them out. It didn't matter though. This was fantastic! My husband and I played "Rock Paper Scissors" for the last piece! I served it with a caesar salad and an ice cold Mike's Hard Lemonade. I will definitely make this again when I feel like dealing with portobellos! Pros: Quick yummy! Cons: Taking the gills off the mushrooms Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Sooo good! I made these with flour tortillas and I only had about a half pound of portobello mushrooms but these turned out fabulously. My husband said they were the best quesadillas he's ever eaten. I will definitely make these again in the future:) You didn't even miss the meat! Pros: Quick Easy Delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious... Craving more but there are none left! I loved this recipe. I followed the recipe to a tee except i used store bought bbq sauce which worked out just fine. The flavor was delicious and different from anything i've ever tasted. I had seconds for dinner and i'm pretty sure it tasted even better reheated. Def will be making this again:) Read More