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Spicy Pork Quesadillas An easy Tex-Mex dish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner, game day snacking and more!

Spicy Pork Quesadillas

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A quick, easy, packed-full-of-flavor entree like these Spicy Pork Quesadillas, is certain to thrill the whole family. You won’t even break a sweat getting dinner on the table. Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.


Spicy Pork Quesadillas An easy Tex-Mex dish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner, game day snacking and more!

Spicy Pork Quesadillas

We are huge pork fans at our house, but I’d yet to make a quesadilla featuring pork. Quesadillas are such an easy meal, and always a hit. Pile on your favorite Tex-Mex ingredients like pickled jalapenos, Monterrey Jack cheese, sautéed onions and bell peppers, fresh cilantro as well as slices of grilled Smithfield Marinated Slow Smoked Mesquite Pork Loin Filet. Cook on a grill pan and your spicy pork quesadillas dinner is ready in a matter of minutes!
Spicy Pork Quesadillas | An easy Tex-Mex dish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner, game day snacking and more!

Slow Smoked Mesquite Pork Loin Filet

I picked up some Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork at my nearby Kroger. Seriously, this pre-marinated pork loin provided Real Flavor, Real Fast. All I had to do was toss it on the grill and within a half hour, I had an entree for a busy weeknight meal. When it’s not grilling weather, you can easily roast your Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. Easy-peasy as it’s ready to go. No seasoning required.

I always worry that prepackaged foods might have some artificial flavorings, but the smokiness tasted pure and natural. Because of the delicious slow smoked mesquite marinade, I didn’t have to add any spices at all to these quesadillas. Just simple quality ingredients. As I was cutting thin slices of the pork, my hubby was hovering and snacking on the scraps.

Next time I’ll pick up two, and grill one for dinner and save the second for quesadillas later in the week. That would make TWO meals in about a half hour. Can’t beat that!!

Spicy Pork Quesadillas An easy Tex-Mex dish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner, game day snacking and more!

Head to Kroger

While shopping at my local Kroger, I nabbed a Slow Smoked Mesquite Pork Loin Filet,but there were also tenderloin and sirloin cuts available. They’re located in the open cases in the meat department. Just look for the label pictured below.

Smithfield’s Marinated Fresh Pork flavors include: Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper, Sweet Teriyaki, Southwest Style Peppercorn and Roasted Garlic & Herb. More than one of these would make a terrific addition to these Pork Quesadillas. Their options are so versatile.

I’m already dreaming up recipes to make with these other cuts and flavors. How about Pork Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps? Pork Nachos? Perfect for quick weeknight meals when time is short or game day and tailgate fare. I’m lucky enough to have a Kroger that’s less than 5 minutes from my house, and these products will help make cooking easy and delicious this fall!

With school in session, who doesn’t need a few shortcuts to get dinner on the table with little effort? Start with these marvelous Pork Quesadillas! Your family will love them. Check your local Kroger for these terrific, time-saving Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork varieties. If you are a chicken lover, these Cheesy Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas are marvelous, too!

Spicy Pork Quesadillas | An easy Tex-Mex dish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner, game day snacking and more!

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An easy quesadilla recipe using grilled pork, Monterey Jack, onions, and peppers.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced or pickled jalapenos
  • 1.7 pounds Smithfield Marinated Slow Smoked Mesquite Pork Loin Fillet, grilled or roasted, sliced into thin bite-sized pieces
  • 12 flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Grill, or roast, your pork to 150º. Allow to rest, then slice into very thin, bite-sized pieces. You will use only about half the loin. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. Add onion and bell pepper, sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Cook until tender. Set aside.
  3. To make quesadillas, brush skillet or grill pan with olive oil. Heat pan, then add one tortilla, ¼ cup of cheese, some of the onions and peppers, a few slices of jalapeno and slices of the grilled pork. Top with another tortilla and cook till bottom is browned and cheese is melted. Flip and cook until the second side is browned.
  4. Cut quesadillas into quarters and serve.

Check out these Real Fast Recipes for inspiration and other Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork 30 Minute Meals.

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9 comments on “Spicy Pork Quesadillas”

  1. This looks like a must try recipe! Love how easy it is to make. 🙂

  2. Easy peasy and delicious too!

  3. Pork is one of my favorite meats! Maybe my favorite — it’s so versatile. LIke in this dish — love what you’ve done here. Very creative. And flavorful, I’ll bet. Thanks!

  4. These quesadillas look so easy to make!! My husband would be all over this Liz!

  5. this looks like dinner tonight!

  6. Looks like really delicous quesadillas. Pre-marinated meats scare me but these sounds really good!

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