Spicy Pork Quesadillas

Spicy Pork Quesadillas
  • TOTAL PREP TIME30 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean 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

Preparation

 

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.

Makes 8

*Wear rubber gloves when handling hot chiles. servings.