Recipe Details

Pork And Mushroom Quesadillas

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest


12 ounces pork cutlets, pounded 1/4-inch thick
1/4 cup olive oil with garlic, OR olive oil, divided
salt, to taste
6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup green onions, sliced
8 ounces Swiss cheese, OR Gruyere cheese, shredded (2 cups)
4 large flour tortillas, (9-to 10-inch)

Cooking Directions

Stack cutlets and cut crosswise in half, then cut each stack lengthwise into matchstick-size pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat; stir-fry pork for 2 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove pork from skillet with slotted spoon. Season to taste with salt.

Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Add mushrooms and onions to skillet; stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet. Wipe skillet with paper towels.

To assemble, sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over half of each tortilla. Top each with pork and mushroom mixture. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup of remaining cheese. Fold tortillas in half; pressing gently.

Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Cook quesadillas, 2 at a time, over medium heat for 2-4 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted, turning once. Remove quesadillas from skillet; loosely cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and quesadillas. Cut quesadillas into wedges to serve.

Serves 4.

Serving Suggestions

Create a make-a-meal quesadilla salad by arranging quesadilla wedges on top of crisp salad greens tossed with purchased champagne or red wine vinaigrette. And, for the finishing touch, garnish with sour cream mixed with freshly ground black pepper.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 560 calories
Protein: 40 grams
Fat: 38 grams
Sodium: 250 milligrams
Cholesterol: 115 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
Fiber: 3 grams

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About the Cut: Cutlet

A cutlet is a thin, tender cut of pork that is often taken from the sirloin end of the loin after the tenderloin and bones have been removed.

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About the Cooking Method: Sauteing

1)Heat a small amount of oil in a large heavy skillet over a medium-high heat.
2)Place pork in skillet; do not cover.
3)Cook pork uncovered, turning occasionally. For stir-frying, cook over high heat, stirring constantly.

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Buying, Handling & Storage Tips

Cutlets also may come from the leg or from a tenderloin that has been sliced crosswise and flattened. Supermarkets may label thin slices of cutlet as scaloppini.

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Butcher's Tips

Traditional cutlets are great for quick meals and casual dining. They may be prepared to stand alone as a dinner entrée or may be used in sandwiches. Cutlets are best when quickly cooked, either by sautéing or grilling.

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excellent Quasadillas
by anonymous 01/27/2014
this was quick easy and we loved it, definitely making this one again.