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Spicy Pork Quesadillas : Date Added: 27 Jul 2011
Listed in: Pork

1/2 pound Ground Pork
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 jalapeno chile, minced*
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
4 10-inch flour tortillas
1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, OR jack cheese, grated

Cooking Instructions

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes 8

1. In large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook pork with onion and garlic until browned; drain off any drippings and remove to large bowl.
2. Stir cumin, oregano, jalapeno and cilantro into pork mixture. Wipe out skillet with paper towel and heat over medium-high heat. Place one tortilla in skillet; top with half of the pork mixture, spreading evenly, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Top with another tortilla and cook on one side until nicely browned (about 2-3 minutes), pressing down occasionally on top tortilla (using a spatula or, carefully, your hand). Turn and brown the other side, remove to cutting board and cut into 8 wedges. Repeat process to make 8 more quesadilla wedges. Serve with salsa, if desired.

*Wear rubber gloves when handling hot chiles. servings.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories: 280 calories; Protein: 18 grams; Fat: 11 grams; Sodium: 430 milligrams; Cholesterol: 30 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Carbohydrates: 28 grams; Fiber: 0 grams

Recipe and photo used with permission by the National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit

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