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Spicy Pork Quesadillas

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The pork quesadillas are a spicy and meaty take on the traditional cheese and tortilla quesadillas. Prepared with pork sausage, cheese, tortillas and jalapeno peppers, the pork quesadillas are spiced with chili powder, red pepper and is served with salsa.
  Bulk pork sausage 1 Pound
  Chili powder 1 Tablespoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shredded jack cheese 4 Ounce
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , seeded, thinly sliced
  Flour tortillas 8

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Crumble pork sausage in skillet.
Cook until sausage is no longer pink.
Remove sausage with slotted spoon onto several layers of paper toweling.
Pat meat dry with paper towels.
Discard drippings; wipe out skillet.
Return sausage to skillet, stir in chili powder and red pepper.
Place 4 tortillas on baking sheet.
Divide meat mixture and cheese evenly over the 4 tortillas.
Sprinkle on jalapeno pepper, if desired.
Place remaining tortillas over sausage mixture, pressing down firmly.
Spray tops of tortillas lightly with vegetable cooking spray.
Bake in 400 degrees F oven 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
To serve, cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges.
Serve with salsa, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 656 Calories from Fat 402

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g69.2%

Saturated Fat 18.3 g91.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 130.5 mg43.5%

Sodium 1304.6 mg54.4%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.7%

Sugars 3.5 g

Protein 27 g54.2%

Vitamin A 36.5% Vitamin C 13%

Calcium 25.8% Iron 19.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Pork Quesadillas Recipe