Pork and Pepper Quesadillas

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Pork and Pepper Quesadillas

Pork and Pepper Quesadillas
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serves 4 - 6

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cooking Time:
25 minutes


  • 1 Ontario pork tenderloin (12 oz/375 g), cut into small chunks
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 4 large whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded Tex-Mex or nacho cheese blend
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Guacamole, salsa and sour cream (for serving)

Cooking Instructions:

1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat; cook pork tenderloin for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onion, red pepper and green pepper. Sprinkle chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper over top; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until pork is cooked through and vegetables are tender-crisp.


2. Divide mixture evenly among tortillas, spreading to cover half of each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese; fold over to enclose filling. Spray both sides with nonstick cooking spray.      


3. Wipe out skillet and set over medium heat; cook quesadillas, in batches, for about 3 minutes per side or until cheese is melted and tortillas are golden brown. Cut into wedges. Arrange on platter; sprinkle with green onions. Serve with guacamole, salsa and sour cream.


Tip: Instead of the spices, substitute a prepared Tex-Mex seasoning blend found in the spice section (not to be confused with a taco or fajita sauce pouch).

Nutritional Information
Pork and Pepper Quesadillas
1/6 recipe
Protein 24g
Calories 330
Sugar 1g
Fat 16g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 780mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Fibre 3g

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