Spicy Pork Quesadillas

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins


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


  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.

  3. 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).

  4. Turn and brown the other side, remove to cutting board and cut into 8 wedges.

  5. Repeat process to make 8 more quesadilla wedges. Serve with salsa, if desired.  



*Wear rubber gloves when handling hot chiles. 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 200
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 260mg
  • Potassium 150mg
  • Carbohydrate 19g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 9g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 8%