Pork: Pork Dishes: Quarterback Quesadillas

Whether for the Super Bowl, tailgate party or touch football, score big with this delicious, spicy dish!

Author: The National Pork Board
Date: January 11, 2012

Suggestions: * Use rubber gloves when handling hot peppers.

Serves: 16 person(s)
Yield: 16 x 1/2 tortilla servings

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins


    0.45 kg cooked lean pork roast, chopped
    1 cup reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
    1 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced (1 - 2, to taste) *
    1/4 cup minced onion
    1/4 cup minced cilantro
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
    1 cup salsa, homemade or purchased


    In large bowl, stir together the pork, cheese, hot peppers, onion, cilantro, salt, and black pepper.

    Arrange one-eighth of the filling on each tortilla, covering half of it. Fold the tortilla over to make a half-moon. Place quesadillas, not touching, on shallow baking pans.

    Bake in a 500ºF oven until tortillas are crisp and golden; about 5 minutes. Transfer to large cutting board and cut into halves or wedges, to serve with salsa.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:176 cals
Kilojoules:734 kJ
Fat:5.3 g
Carbohydrates:19.2 g
Protein:12.7 g
Cholesterol:28.0 mg
Sodium:459 mg
Saturated Fat:2.1 g
Fiber:2.9 g
Calcium:136.0 mg
Total Sugars:1.6 g

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