Pork Quesadillas

Maded with ground pork instead of other ground meats. With just the right amount of spices. Makes on great appetizer treat or meal.

Spicy Pork Quesadillas

Spicy Pork Quesadillas

Spicy Pork Quesadillas


1/2 lb lean ground pork

1/4 cup diced onion

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/2 jalapeno chile, minced*

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

4 10-inch flour tortillas

1/4 cup grated Cheddar or jack cheese


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. 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.

Servings: 8


*Wear rubber gloves when handling hot chiles. servings.
Recipe and photo courtesy of National Pork Board

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