Spicy Chipotle Pork & Cheddar Quesadillas

Mexican night has been amped up in our house with these addictively good crispy quesadillas. They are so quick and easy to make and disappear in no time. I cook them in the oven rather than separately on the stovetop, which saves time and I can cook a large batch all at once – perfect for a quick mid-week dinner.

Give this one a go, guys, I’m so sure your whole family will love them as much as mine do!

What you’ll need:
2 tbs olive oil, divided
1 red onion, diced
1 red capsicum, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 chipotle chillies in adobo, finely chopped
1 cup tomato passata
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp dried oregano
1 x Riverview Roast Pork, shredded (meat only) or 600g pre-cooked pork or chicken
½ bunch fresh coriander, chopped, plus extra to serve
12 corn tortillas
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
sour cream & lime wedges to serve

What to do:

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Heat half the oil in a large frypan. Add onion and capsicum and cook for 5-8 minutes until soft. Add garlic and cook for a further 30 seconds. Add chipotle chillies and adobo sauce, passata, cumin, oregano and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes until simmering. Add the pork and stir to combine. Remove from heat and stir through coriander. Cool for 10 minutes.

Warm the tortillas according to packet instructions so they won’t split when you fold them.

Brush the outside of the tortillas with the remaining olive oil. Lay them flat on a large baking tray with the oil side down. Sprinkle some cheese on one half of each tortilla, spoon over some pork, then sprinkle with a little more cheese. Fold tortilla over to seal into a quesadilla. Bake for 8-10 minutes, then turn over and bake for a further 4-5 minutes until golden and crisp on both sides.

Serve quesadillas with sour cream, lime wedges, extra coriander and a dusting of smoked paprika. Serves 4.

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