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We regularly include pork into our family meals, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with The National Pork Board highlighting various cuts of pork. It has allowed me to think outside of the recipes that I normally prepare and expanded our tastes to include so many more using this lean protein.

Pork and Mushroom Quesadillas
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This week, I wanted to prepare the Pork and Mushroom Quesadillas for a quick-fix lunch. I played with ingredient combination a bit to make sure each person’s quesadilla included ingredients they would enjoy, which made this lunch disappear nearly as quickly as it was prepared.

The quesadillas were made using pork sirloin cutlets which cut relatively quickly for a stir-fry or for including in wraps and recipes like this quesadilla. As I quickly prepared it, I thought of all the traditional chicken recipes that I could easily use cooked pork sirloin cutlets.

Here’s how I prepared the quesadillas.

Pork and Mushroom Quesadillas Recipe

Dinner β€” 25 mins

Pork and Mushroom Quesadillas Recipe
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Author Robyn Stone
A delicious quick-fix meal of pork and mushroom quesadillas.


  • 12 ounces pork sirloin cutlets pounded 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt
  • 6 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1/3 cup green onions diced
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese or Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 4 (9 to 10-inch) tortillas


  • 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 from skillet with slotted spoon. Salt to taste.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet. Add mushrooms and onions and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet and wipe skillet clean with paper towels.
  • Assemble quesadillas, sprinkle ¼ cup cheese over half of each tortilla. Top each with pork and mushroom mixture. Sprinkle each with ¼ cup remaining cheese. Fold tortilla in half and press gently.
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Cook quesadillas, 2 at a time, over medium heat for 2-4 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Remove from skillet and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve.


from the National Pork Board

Nutritional Information

Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 531IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 440mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Review


  1. pork chops, browned and then braised with green apples, chicken broth and brown mustard. served over buttered egg noodles.

  2. I love brining thick bone-in pork chops overnight and then grilling them. Makes them SO moist and flavorful!

  3. My Mother-in-law makes the BEST porkchops by coating them in Ritz crackers and melted butter, then baking them. They are heavenly!!!!

  4. I love simple pork chops with a mustard glaze but we also eat a lot of pork tenderloin because it cooks so fast for a weeknight meal.

  5. Hubby likes pork chops baked in the oven, so I roll ’em in an egg wash and some seasoned panko crumbs. They even heat up good the next day, too!

    Thanks so much!

  6. My favorite meal with pork is Roasted Pork Loin with Miso and Asian Pear Glaze. Very easy to make and delicious as well. πŸ™‚ What a fun giveawy!

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  7. Our favorite is grilled pork chops. Our local butcher makes them stuffed with pan sausage and preseasons them so all we have to do is pop them on the grill and gthey are wonderful!

  8. I got a new tortilla maker and I’ve been looking at new things to pop in them and this looks wonderful! Thank you Pork Board for this one πŸ™‚

  9. Oh, Robin I can hardly choose! Our family enjoys a good amount of pork in our diets in so many different ways. We enjoy ground, the loin, center cut or various forms of smokes sausages. If i had to choose one favorite pork recipe, I would have to choose our family’s Steamed Dumplings and Dipping Sauce because in addition to being a super delicious recipe, my son and I make together!

    Here is the link for families who would like to create some fun in the kitchen with “Chinese Take In” instead of just the usual “Take-Out!”

  10. My favorite pork recipe is pork loin or boston butt cooked in the slow cooker and then shredded into barbq. Thanks for chance to win.

  11. I love anything wrapped in bacon, but my “official giveaway answer” is pork loin, seasoned any way you can think of. I’ve never met a pork loin I didn’t like!

  12. That is hard to answer, because we love pork so much. I would have to say my mama’s pork chops. She would roll them in egg wash & then cracker crumbs and fry til crispy and golden!!! Oh, she was a great cook! Speaking of great cooks – you are included in this list! The quesadillas sound fantastic – will pin and ziplist, and make them soon.

  13. My favorite pork meal is pork roast served with sweet and sour red cabbage, mashed potato, and gingered baby carrots. Oh so yummy!!

  14. I really love root beer pulled pork sandwiches!!!! I have the urge to put it on my menu this week now:-) Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  15. We just tried your Pork Loin with Sweet Potatoes, Pears and Rosemary this weekend and loved it! I also like to make a pulled pork in the crockpot, plain and one with a Mexican twist.

  16. My old favorite was porkchops, but since last week my new favorite is Pork Roast with Sweet Potatoes, Pears and Rosemary. Thank you so much for that recipe!

  17. I buy thin boneless pork chops. I like to make a stir fry. I brown the pork in a small amount of oil. Add my favorite chopped veggies which include onion, green pepper, celery, mushrooms, sugar peas, and bean sprouts. I serve this over rice and the canned Chinese noodles. Good for dinner and heated up for lunch the next day.

  18. We have a family recipe for crock pot pulled pork! it is awesome! We love coming home to a hot dinner πŸ™‚

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