Recipe of the Week 10/10/09

by Alison on October 19, 2009

Smoky BBQ Pork Quesadillas with Fresh Tomato Salsa


  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup prepared BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 c shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 8 6 inch corn tortillas


To make the salsa, stir in the tomatoes, 2 Tbsp of the cilantro, lime juice, garlic, oil and salt together in a medium bowl

Spray a large non stick skillet with nonstick spray and place on medium heat. Add the pork and cook until browned, 5 minutes. Add the barbecue sauce and chipotle chilies with adobo sauce; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl. Wipe the skillet clean.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese on 4 of the tortillas, then top evenly with all of the pork mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and remaining 2 Tbsp cilantro. Top with the remaining tortillas, lightly pressing down on each stack.

Spray the skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add one of the tortilla stacks and cook until lightly browned and heated through, 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer the quesadilla to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortilla stacks. Serve with the salsa.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional analysis per serving
Calories 375
Total Fat 16 grams
Saturated Fat 7.6 grams
Cholesterol 80 mg
Sodium 507 mg
Carbohydrates 28.3 grams
Protein 34 grams
Fiber 4.5 grams
8 points
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Biz April 21, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Can’t wait to try this!!
.-= Biz´s last blog ..Grilled Tomato Soup =-.

Alison April 21, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I upped the chipotles to about half a can and sauce last time, it was good!

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