Dinners Under $10 – Chipotle Pork Quesadillas

dinners under $10 chipotle pork quesadillasTime for our second Rachael Ray under $10 dinner recipe! Yesterday’s recipe was Roasted Garlic and Spinach White Pizza. Today’s recipe is Chipotle Pork Quesadillas! I will post a new recipe tomorrow and Saturday!

  • 2 boneless pork chops (about ¾ pound)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, plus leaves for garnish
  • 8 medium flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium –high heat. Add the pork and cook until browned, 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool; cut into thin strips.
  2. In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and their juice, the garlic, chipotle and cumin and cook over medium-high heat stirring, until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes; stir in the pork and chopped cilantro.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Brush one side of each tortilla with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Working in batches, cook the tortillas oiled side down until grill marks from, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Arrange 4 tortillas grilled side down on a baking sheet. Divide the pork mixture among the tortillas and sprinkle with the cheese. Top with the remaining tortillas, grilled side up. Bake until the cheese melted, about 10 minutes. Cut into wedges and top with the cilantro leaves.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 liz February 27, 2009 at 5:18 am

Found your blog sometime ago, though I’ve yet to comment, its wonderful. Thanks for the $4 shoe find, mine came today!!


2 Michelle February 27, 2009 at 10:30 am

Hmmm…that’s the difference in price from different areas, I guess..I calculated this out with my cost on pantry items, stuff in the freezer, etc…and it would be about $4.75—and even less if I would just stop being a chicken and try making my own tortillas! 🙂

Thanks for sharing this recipe!


3 kathy February 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Thanks for this! I just stocked up on chicken breast at $1.67pnd from Albertson’s yesterday and have been putting together chicken menus for a week – this will be a want from my guys


4 Deborah at Coco Bonbons February 27, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Looks yummy! I like using cumin in recipes.


5 LittlePeopleWealth February 28, 2009 at 2:07 am

No problem everybody! I’m glad to help 🙂


Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge
This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 3 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 3)

Previous post:

Next post: