Barbecue Bacon and Pineapple Quesadillas

About four days or so ago I was thinking about two of my favorite pizzas… The “Hawaiian” and the “barbecue chicken”. I thought about how I love the salty smoky bacon with the sweet juicy pineapple… and then I remembered about my love affair with a certain barbecue sauce and how I haven’t stop finding excuses recipes in which to scarf.it.down!

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With that said, I decided to do what any self-respecting foodie would do… and marry those two in a culinary matrimony… and then stuff them in a quesadilla. Genius? I think so!

What I love most about any ‘dilla is that they can be relatively quick and easy. I love a crispy exterior and a cheesy interior, and when stuffed with other delicious ingredients {i.e. bacon} they can make for a satisfying lunch {or snack}.

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So to be totally obvious… you’ll need bacon, pineapple, tortillas… some thinly slice red onion and a little of my homemade barbecue sauce… oh and then there’s of course cheese, lots of it too!

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Grab some pineapple. I found these spears at my grocery store and since I didn’t need all of them… I snacked on the rest in the meantime.

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Slice those babies up and set them off to the side.

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Next chop up 8 ounces of bacon into small pieces. It’s already smelling  HEAVENLY!

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Throw the bacon into a hot pan that has a little bit of olive oil.

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Then cook until the bacon is nice and crispy. When the bacon is perfectly crispy remove with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel lined plate. Yup, I also snacked on a couple of those too.

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Heat up your griddle or a large 10 inch skillet over medium-medium high and spray with your Misto or cooking spray. This will help get a nice crust on the tortillas.

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Speaking of tortillas, throw one on the preheated griddle {or pan}.

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Move quickly by topping the tortilla with a little grated Mozz…

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…Then a little sliced fresh pineapple…

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…Sprinkle with the bacon and a few thinly sliced red onions…

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And drizzle with a little of the homemade barbecue sauce. Don’t go overboard because it will just drip out {see above}. I always have a small dish next to me so I can dunk them in more of that liquid gold.

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With a spatula, fold and continue to cook for a minute or two.

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Slice…

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And serve!

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Feel free to double dip.

And *ahem* these babies are sweet meets smoky meets cheesy, they’re totally fab and I’m totally in love with them. Like totally.

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Barbecue Bacon and Pineapple Quesadillas

Sweet meets smoky meets cheesy!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20-30 minutes

Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes {maybe}

Ingredients:

8 ounces Bacon, diced and cooked until crispy

4 ounces Mozzarella, grated

4 Flour or Whole Wheat Tortillas

1/2 cup of diced Fresh Pineapple

Thinly Sliced Red Onion

4 tablespoons of Homemade Barbecue Sauce, plus more for dunking {see above post for link!}

Cooking Spray or Misto!

Directions:

Preheated an 8 inch skillet over moderate heat. Once hot add in diced bacon and cook until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate.

Spray a preheated griddle or 10 inch skillet with your Misto or cooking spray.

Lay a tortilla down and top with Mozzarella, slice pineapple, cooked bacon and red onion. Lightly drizzle with a tablespoon of barbecue sauce.

Once the cheese is melted, use a spatula to fold the quesadilla in half and cook for another minute.

Remove the quesadilla to a cutting board to cool slightly before cutting it into wedges.

Serve it with a small dish of barbecue sauce on the side to dunk!

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17 Responses to “Barbecue Bacon and Pineapple Quesadillas”

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    Gina — December 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Ohhh I’m so down with these. I love bacon and pineapple together, salty an sweet.

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    Eat.Style.Play — December 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Omg these look delcious! Never had a Quesadilla with anything other than, Chicken or Steal, bacon sounds really yummy, and the red onion was a perfect touch.

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    Rina — December 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Yum!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — December 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    This is so genius I can’t even DEAL. So much yum!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — December 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    You are my best friend. HOLYGOODNESS.

    • simplyscratch replied: — December 19th, 2012 @ 2:45 am

      hahaha you always crack me up! :D

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — December 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    A hundred billion times, YES.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    i LOVE bbq + pineapple together. I always get bbq Hawaiian pizza when i see it on the menu. :) Why didn’t i ever think to put all the same flavors into a quesadilla before? this is madness and I’m loving every bit of it Laurie!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — December 19, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Mu hubs is the biggest quesadilla fan. He loves these flavors too. Big winner!

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    April — December 19, 2012 at 2:47 am

    You are my hero! Love this!!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 19, 2012 at 4:55 am

    This is such a great flavor combo!!! My husband and I enjoy making quesadillas so I’m always looking for new recipes!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I love bacon and bbq together! I might even be able to get hubs to eat this.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — December 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Um…Yes Please!!

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    Jenny @ BAKE — December 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    wow these sound so good! I could eat a plateful right now!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 28, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Can you ever go wrong with bacon and jalapeno?! I have to make this for Jason – he is going to be over the moon for these!

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    Christina — December 29, 2012 at 4:36 am

    This. Looks. Amazing.
    :)

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    Emily — May 17, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    These were so so amazing. We loved this unique twist on the quesadilla and the combo of bacon, pineapple, and BBQ sauce!!

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