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Pork Quesadillas with Fresh Salsa

I threw this together one night when I was in the mood for quesadillas but didn't feel like going out. The homemade salsa is so fresh and wonderful, you'll absolutely want to double the recipe. —Adam Gaylord, Natick, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings (3/4 cup salsa)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 each small green, sweet red and orange peppers, sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced cooked pork (about 3 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALSA:
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onion; cook 4-5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in pork, salt and pepper; heat through. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine salsa ingredients.
  • Place tortillas on a griddle. Layer one-half of each tortilla with 1/4 cup cheese, 1 cup pork mixture and 2 tablespoons cheese; fold other half over filling.
  • Cook over medium heat 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut into wedges. Serve with salsa.
Nutrition Facts
1 quesadilla with 3 tablespoons salsa: 589 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 873mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 9g fiber), 43g protein.

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  • Tanis
    Jun 28, 2018

    Okay ... “cooked pork”. Cooked how? Microwave, air-fryer, grill, baked, broiled, stir-fried in a wok, seared in a skillet, pressure cooked in an Instant Pot? Do I randomly choose my own “pre-cook” method, is there a preferred method? I am not a fan of vague directions. Hence the pitiful review.

  • bjsilve0
    Sep 22, 2013

    Good but not worth the work.