Recipe

Pork and cheese quesadillas with guacamole

Take your taste buds to Mexico for lunch or kick start a social gathering with these spicy pork and cheese tortillas.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Guacamole
  • 2 large (640g) avocados, chopped
  • 1 small (90g) tomato, seeded, chopped finely
  • 1/2 small (50g) red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt
Pork and cheese quesadillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500 gram pork mince
  • 1 medium (200g) green capsicum, chopped finely
  • 1 long red chilli, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 10 burrito tortillas
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, extra
  • 2 cup (250g) grated vintage cheddar cheese

Method

Pork and cheese quesadillas with guacamole
  • 1
    Heat the oil in a large frying pan; cook the mince, stirring, about 10 minutes or until browned. Add the capsicum, chilli and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant. Remove from heat, stir in coriander.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, to make guacamole, place the avocados in a medium bowl, mash roughly with a fork. Stir in the tomato, onion, chilli, coriander and juice. Season to taste with salt.
  • 3
    Brush one side of the tortillas with extra oil, Spread the pork mixture evenly over half the tortillas, oiled side down; sprinkle with the cheese. Top with the remaining tortillas, oiled side up.
  • 4
    Cook in batches in a heated sandwich press until cheese is melted. Or, add to a heated non-stick frying pan and cook until browned lightly on both sides.
  • 5
    Cut quesadillas into quarters; serve with guacamole.

Notes

Quesadillas are tortillas stuffed with cheese and other ingredients. They can be fried, baked, sauted or grilled until cheese melts.

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