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Pulled Pork Quesadilla Tacos

with Spicy Raspberry Salsa

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Karly Claire Gomez
I prefer margaritas and sitting in the shade to piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

for the Quesadilla Tacos

1 lb pork tenderloin

2 tbsp kosher salt

1 tbsp cracked black pepper

1 tbsp ground cumin

2 tbsp canola oil

1/2 large orange

1/2 small red onion, roughly chopped

2 Serrano peppers, roughly chopped

10 flour tortillas

8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

 

for the Raspberry Salsa

6 oz Driscoll's Raspberries, chopped

1/4 cup red onion, finely diced

1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped

1 Serrano pepper, finely diced

1 tbsp fresh lime juice

kosher salt, to taste

cracked black pepper, to taste

 

Method

Rinse and pat dry the pork tenderloin. Combine the salt, pepper, and cumin, then rub over the pork tenderloin. Heat the canola oil in a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork tenderloin and sear each side, around 1-2 minutes per side.

Reduce heat to medium, then squeeze the orange juice over the pork tenderloin, cover with the chopped onion, serranos, and orange peel, then cover and let cook for 20 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion reads 145 degrees. Remove from the pan and let sit for five minute, then shred with two forks.

Heat a comal over medium-high heat. Divide the pulled pork between the 10 tortillas, sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese, fold into a taco shape and cook for around 2 minutes per quesadilla, flipping halfway through, until cheese is bubbly and tortillas are golden brown.

In a small bowl, combine the chopped raspberries, red onion, cilantro, and serrano pepper. Add the lime juice, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir gently to combine, adjust seasoning if needed, and serve with the hot quesadilla tacos.