Easy & Delicious Ground Pork Quesadilla

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than to cook a Mexican dish? We had an idea of what you should cook to commemorate their winning battle against France many years ago.

It’s actually my go-to recipe whenever I’m hungry for good food but not in the mood to exert much effort.

How To Make a GROUND PORK QUESADILLA

The recipe that I will be sharing uses one of the most popular ingredients and considered a staple item in the Mexican kitchen. It is none other than a tortilla!

Now that you know one of our main ingredients, then I’m guessing that you already have an idea on what food we’re going to prepare for Cinco de Mayo!

Quesadilla! Yep, you got it right! They’re delicious, easy to make and can be personalized with whatever ingredient you desire!

But before anything else, let’s have a brief history lesson for those who are not familiar with this delicious dish. Did you know that Quesadilla came to light by the time the Spaniards arrived in Mexico?

It’s because they’re the ones who introduced dairy to the country back in the 1500s. Thanks to them, Mexicans started creating wonderful cheesy dishes using queso and tortilla including quesadilla!

The basic form of quesadilla is just a grilled tortilla with melted cheese. If you think about it, it’s similar to grilled cheese, but instead of bread, Mexicans used the flat and thin tortilla.

Through the years, many ingredients were added to the quesadilla, even leftovers! That’s why it’s one of the most loved snacks by the many because of its versatility and easy way to prepare.

Tips on making a quesadilla

A homemade tortilla is advisable since you can adjust its texture, flavor and the ingredients that you will use to make one. You can use corn flour or a plain flour depending on your liking. Plus, it’s cheap and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry!

Upgrade your cheese game by using different kinds that melt beautifully. Combine a strong and neutral cheese to enjoy a well-balanced flavor.

Don’t rush and learn to wait by using the lowest or moderate heat of your stove. This way, the cheese will melt until it’s stringy and the tortilla sill crisp. High heat can burn the tortilla even if the cheese is not yet melted.

Dice up your ingredients or fillings because a quesadilla is a snack that is meant to enjoy using your bare hands. Big chunks of fillings will just fall out which is really sad.

Ground Pork Quesadilla Ingredients: 

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  • Flour tortilla
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 pc onion
  • 2 pc tomato
  • 1 pc green chili
  • 1 pc bell pepper
  • Cumin powder
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Chili flakes

How to make a Ground Pork Quesadilla

Step 1: Dice up the garlic, onion, tomatoes, chili, bell pepper and divide in two containers. Set the other container aside.

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Step 2: Grab a skillet and preheat on moderate heat. Saute the garlic, onion, chili, bell pepper and tomatoes. Add the ground pork and continue sautéing until it is cooked. Season the pork with the spices and salt. You can add some chili powder if you want it spicy. Once done, drain the excess oil and transfer to a bowl. Set aside

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Step 3: Make the dip while the filling is cooling down. All you have to do is to combine the cream, lime juice, 2 cloves garlic in a food blender until there are no more big chunks of garlic. Season with salt, pepper and chili flakes before transferring to a sauce cup.

Step 4: Dice the mozzarella. The amount is not important since it will depend on your choice, whether you want it loaded with cheese or just the right amount.

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Step 5: Grab a tortilla and lay it flat on a chopping board. Sprinkle with the other set of veggies that you diced earlier. Next is to top it with your ground pork filling. Scatter the filling well so that it is flat and not bulky. Top with the diced mozzarella and cover with another tortilla.

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Step 6: Ready your flat skillet or griddle on low heat. Transfer the quesadilla and cover. Cook until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is crisp on the bottom. Flip and repeat on the other side. Once done serve immediately to enjoy them hot and crispy.

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You may also enjoy this Easy Warm Taco Slaw Recipe.

Ground Pork Quesadilla

Ground Pork Quesadilla

Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • Flour tortilla
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 pc onion
  • 2 pc tomato
  • 1 pc green chili
  • 1 pc bell pepper
  • Cumin powder
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Chili flakes

Instructions

Step 1: Dice up the garlic, onion, tomatoes, chili, bell pepper and divide in two containers. Set the other container aside.

Step 2: Grab a skillet and preheat on moderate heat. Sauté the garlic, onion, chili, bell pepper and tomatoes. Add the ground pork and continue sautéing until it is cooked. Season the pork with the spices and salt. You can add some chili powder if you want it spicy. Once done, drain the excess oil and transfer to a bowl. Set aside

Step 3: Make the dip while the filling is cooling down. All you have to do is to combine the cream, lime juice, 2 cloves garlic in a food blender until there’s no more big chunks of garlic. Season with salt, pepper and chili flakes before transferring to a sauce cup.

Step 4: Dice the mozzarella. The amount is not important since it will depend on your choice, whether you want it loaded with cheese or just the right amount.

Step 5: Grab a tortilla and lay it flat on a chopping board. Sprinkle with the other set of veggies that you diced earlier. Next is to top it with you ground pork filling. Scatter the filling well so that it is flat and not bulky. Top with the diced mozzarella and cover with another tortilla.

Step 6: Ready your flat skillet or griddle on low heat. Transfer the quesadilla and cover. Cook until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is crisp on the bottom. Flip and repeat on the other side. Once done serve immediately to enjoy them hot and crispy.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 182 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 101mg Sodium: 650mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 7g Protein: 29g
Nutrition may vary depending on your exact ingredients.

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