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Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole

Satisfy your hungry children this back-to-school season with pre-marinated sauteed pork in a whole-wheat tortilla with a flavorful homemade guacamole, Mexican-blend cheese and tomato slices.

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.
Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole recipe - www.platingpixels.comBack-to-school season means busier schedules and heavier than usual traffic. With less time available for the entire family, quick weeknight dinners and afternoon snacks are a welcome break. Recipes like these Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole are a unique addition to your easy meal menu.

Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole recipe - www.platingpixels.comWe don’t have kids (unless you count two cute felines), but fast meals are just as appreciated in this household. Devices like sous vide and slow cookers reduce hands-on time if you can plan ahead, but take longer to cook overall. For last minute meals, sautéing is one of the quickest methods. No pre-heating needed, and high cooking heat makes even large cuts of meat cook fast.

These Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole are a twist from the standard chicken and/or cheese quesadillas. Pork is great for grilling and roasting, but is versatile beyond that. For this recipe, I used Smithfield Marinated Fresh Applewood Bacon Pork Loin Filet. It’s made from 100% fresh pork with no artificial ingredients. It’s pre-marinated and perfectly seasoned in a variety of delicious cuts and flavors, saving you precious time this back-to-school season. 

Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole recipe - www.platingpixels.comBe sure to slice the pork into smaller pieces and sauté to make in less than 10 minutes. Cook to an internal temperature of at least 145° F, while browning the outside to add extra flavor. Then simply assemble and heat these easy pork quesadillas.

I prefer homemade guacamole for a richer, creamier and more flavorful addition to this recipe. Start with high-quality, ripe avocados, then mash and add minced onion, lime juice and spices.

Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole recipe - www.platingpixels.comPork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole are an easy meal or a unique snack for the entire family. With minimal ingredients, pre-marinated pork and a bit of cooking time, you’ll satisfy those hungry family members real fast.

Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole recipe - www.platingpixels.com
Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole

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Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole

Pre-marinated sauteed pork in a whole-wheat tortilla with a flavorful homemade guacamole, Mexican-blend cheese and tomato slices.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy pork quesadillas, easy quesadillas with guacamole, pork quesadillas with guacamole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Calories 626kcal
Servings 4 quesadillas
Author: Matt Ivan
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Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe avocados, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion
  • Juice of 1 small lime
  • teaspoon chili powder
  • teaspoon cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • ¾ pound Smithfield Marinated Fresh Applewood Bacon Pork Loin Filet
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1 ½ cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1-2 sliced tomatoes
  • Cilantro as garnish

Instructions

  • Scoop avocados into a medium bowl and mash to desired consistency. Stir in red onion, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and salt. Cover and store in fridge until ready to serve.
  • Cut pork loin into ½-inch thick slices. Heat oil in a large skillet or nonstick pan to medium-high heat. Add pork to pan in an even layer (with the included bacon topping). Cook 4-6 minutes, until lightly browned, rotate and cook other side until center reaches an internal temperature of at least 145° F. Remove from heat and cool slightly, then cut pork slices into ¼-inch strips.
  • Heat a clean pan to medium heat, lightly butter if desired. Place tortilla(s) in pan, sprinkle half with desired amount of cheese, top with cooked pork and sliced tomato. Fold over and heat until bottom is lightly browned, rotate and heat until other side is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Note: Amount of tortillas you cook at a time depends on pan and tortilla size.
  • Add prepared homemade guacamole and cilantro to each before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Pork Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 626 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 1228mg53%
Potassium 605mg17%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 745IU15%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 413mg41%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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