Green Chili Pork Quesadillas

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Quick Facts

Servings: 5
Cook Time: 20 min.
Green chilies contribute some nice sweet heat to these pork quesadillas.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 10 medium flour tortillas
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Directions

  • Heat oven to 450º F. In large skillet, brown ground pork and onion over medium heat 7-8 minutes, stirring, until onion is tender. Pour off any drippings; season with salt. Stir in salsa, chilies and cheese. Spoon equal amounts of pork mixture, about 1/4 cup, on one half of each tortilla; fold tortillas to close. Arrange quesadillas on baking sheets; lightly spray tops of tortillas with vegetable spray. Bake 8-10 minutes until tortillas are lightly browned. Make 10 quesadillas; cut into wedges to serve.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 688
  Calories from Fat 374 (54%)
(64%)Total Fat 41g
(97%)Saturated Fat 19g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
(40%)Cholesterol 121mg
(39%)Sodium 944mg
(16%)Potassium 548mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(70%)Protein 35g
* 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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