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Pork Fajita Quesadillas
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Pork Fajita Quesadillas

Potato Pancakes with Thyme are an updated version of an old favorite. These delicious crispy pancakes are perfect served with applesauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 10 mins
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pork Fajita Quesadillas
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 338kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound Pork tenderloin
  • 1 Tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Mesquite Smoke Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Red Peppers Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Sliced
  • 1 Tsp Olive oil
  • 4 Large Flour Tortillas
  • 1/2 Cup Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Shredded (Pepper Jack can be substituted)
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro Chopped

Instructions

  • Rub olive oil on all sides of pork tenderloin
  • In a small bowl mix smoked paprika, hickory smoke powder, cumin, salt, pepper.  Add spices evenly over pork tenderloin.
  • Heat frypan to medium high heat. Add pork loin and sear pork to brown about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Add pork to slow cooker, cover and  set on low.  Allow to cook 5-6 hours until pork shreds easily. 
  • To assemble quesadillas.  Unplug slow cooker and shred pork with two forks and let it remain in slow cooker to keep warm.
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat add oil, red peppers and onions.  Cook 3-4 minutes until onions begin to caramelize.
  • Add 1 tsp olive oil to large frypan and add two flour tortillas.  Top each with 1/4 of the shredded cheese, 1/2 portion of the pork, 1/2 portion of the peppers and onions and the remaining 1/4 shredded cheese.  Top each with another tortilla.  Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes until browned.  Turn and cook 2 more minutes.
  • Cut each quesadilla into fourths and sprinkle with cilantro.  Serving suggestion:  Sliced limes, avocados and pico de gallo.  

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 810mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1655IU | Vitamin C: 50.6mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 1.9mg