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Charred Poblano Pork Quesadillas

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 30 min.
Mild poblano peppers add plenty of flavor to this version of the familiar favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 cup sliced poblano peppers (1/4-inch strips)
  • 1 cup sliced yellow onions (1/4-inch strips)
  • 1 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 6 oz grated asadero cheese
  • 1/2 lb grilled pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
  • 8 (7-inch) whole wheat High fiber tortillas

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add pepper and onions and cook for 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until charred and tender. Mix in olives and cilantro, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place 4 tortillas on a clean surface. Sprinkle each with approximately 1 1/2 ounces of cheese, 2 ounces of pork and 1/2 cup of pepper and onion mixture. Top with remaining tortillas and cook in a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes on each side until cheese is melted and tortillas are lightly browned.
  • Transfer cooked quesadillas to a clean cutting board and slice into wedges before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 523
  Calories from Fat 171 (33%)
(29%)Total Fat 19g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(22%)Cholesterol 65mg
(57%)Sodium 1376mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 56g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(64%)Protein 32g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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