While it's not the most common pantry ingredient, I always have a can of chipotle chiles in adobo on hand. Chipotles are smoked jalapeños that come dried or in the canned form. The canned variation contains a spicy red sauce that typically consists of pureed tomatoes, paprika, garlic, vinegar, and seasonings. The potent chilies (and their sauce) are a great flavoring agent and can be used in all sorts of recipes, such as these pork quesadillas. Here, they're combined with chopped tomatoes, cumin, and onion to create a coating for sliced pork.
Sandwiched between two tortillas and melted cheese, the pork filling is savory and delicious. Get this uncomplicated recipe and read more.
Ingredients 2 boneless pork chops (about 3/4 pound) Directions Serves 4.
Chipotle Pork Quesadillas
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus leaves for garnish
8 medium flour tortillas
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
2 boneless pork chops (about 3/4 pound)