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Brisket Quesadillas with Mango Barbecue Sauce

Pan-fried quesadillas filled with slow-cooked brisket, topped with mango barbecue, sliced brie and shredded Monterey Jack Cheese. When I saw this delicious recipe about two months ago over on Nikki’s blog I immediately bookmarked it. Seeing all of that delicious cheese oozing out of the homemade quesadillas, I was hooked! As I read through the recipe I saw intriguing ingredients-Dr. Pepper, brie and mango chutney…Hmmm…what an interesting combination! 🙂 This recipe was definitely a winner in my house.

My son raved saying that it was one of his favorite recipes that I have made. These quesadillas are super easy to make, just place the brisket in the slow cooker before work and when you come home all you have to do it assemble and pan fry.

I like to use my homemade Mango Chutney for the barbecue sauce, however, if time is running short you can always use a store-bought brand such as Major Grey’s Mango Chutney. So what are you waiting for? These quesadillas are destined to become a favorite in your household too! 😀

Brisket Quesadillas with Mango Barbecue Sauce

Brisket Quesadillas with Mango Barbecue Sauce

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

For the Brisket:

  • 3 lb brisket
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 ounces Dr. Pepper

For the Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Creole (spicy brown) mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Mango Chutney

For the Quesadillas:

  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 8 oz brie, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt

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Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, chili powder and garlic. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the brisket, making sure to apply a coating over the entire piece of meat. Place the brisket in a slow cooker and pour Dr. Pepper over the top and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove from the slow cooker and let rest for 15 minutes. Slice into small pieces against the grain.
  2. To make the barbecue sauce, heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Cook the onions until just soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, mango chutney and salt and pepper to taste, simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool slightly then process in a blender until smooth.
  3. To assemble the quesadillas, heat a large skillet over medium heat until hot, about 2 minutes. Place 1 tortilla in skillet and toast until soft and puffed slightly at edges, about 2 minutes. Flip tortilla and toast until puffed and slightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Slip tortilla onto cutting board. Repeat with remaining tortillas while assembling first quesadilla. Divide meat, brie and Monterey Jack Cheese over half of tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch border around edge. Top with a tablespoon of the barbecue sauce.Fold tortilla in half and press to flatten. Brush surface generously with oil, sprinkle lightly with kosher salt, and set aside. Repeat to form remaining quesadillas.
  4. Working two quesadillas at a time, place in skillet, oiled sides down with folded edges toward center of skillet.; cook over medium heat until crisp and well browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Brush surfaces with oil and sprinkle lightly with salt. Flip quesadillas and cook until second sides are crisp and browned, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Transfer quesadillas to cutting board; cool about 2 minutes, halve each quesadilla, and serve. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.

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Source: Pennies on a Platter, originally from The Pastry Queen

 

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