Good And Good For You Challenge: Pork Quesadillas And A Great Giveaway

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This giveaway is closed. The initial winner did not contact me so the new winner is Donna George. Congrats Donna! Please look for your email in your inbox.

It’s the final week of my Good and Good For You Challenge and pork and me…we’re like this.

Have you been following along with my adventures in pork? I’ve tried three great new recipes so far during this healthy cooking challenge through Publix and the Pork Board:

Pork Tenderloin With Lemon Garlic Sauce

Game Day Chile Wraps

Pork Roast With Sweet Potatoes and Granny Smith Apples

This week’s lean cut of pork on sale at Publix is Pork Sirloin Cutlets and I made Pork and Mushroom Quesadillas to go with the theme of Healthy Comfort Food Dinners. Yes comfort food CAN be healthy! Woot! We had leftover mushrooms from pizza night on hand, as well as flour tortillas, and my entire family loves Tex/Mex food so I knew this would be a hit!  I used Gruyere cheese and the flavor was amazing. This is definitely a keeper recipe!

Check it out…(and scroll down for a giveaway).

Pork Quesadillas Recipe


12 ounces pork cutlets, pounded 1/4-inch thick (I bought thin ones, not pounding required)
1/4 cup olive oil with garlic, OR olive oil, divided
salt , to taste
6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup green onions, sliced
8 ounces Swiss cheese, OR Gruyere cheese, shredded (2 cups)
4 large flour tortillas, (9-to 10-inch)

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 pork from skillet with slotted spoon.
Season to taste with salt.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet.
Add mushrooms and onions to skillet; stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Remove from skillet.
Wipe skillet with paper towels.
To assemble, sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over half of each tortilla.
Top each with pork and mushroom mixture.
Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup of remaining cheese.
Fold tortillas in half; pressing gently.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet.
Cook quesadillas, 2 at a time, over medium heat for 2-4 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted, turning once.
Remove quesadillas from skillet; loosely cover with foil to keep warm.
Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and quesadillas.
Cut quesadillas into wedges to serve.
Serves 4.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

And now for a fun giveaway!

One lucky reader will receive a great prize packet that includes:

  • 8 $5 pork coupons (total value of $40)
  • Water bottle
  • Reusable grocery bag
  • Digital meat thermometer
  • Pedometer
  • Recipe book

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post letting me know which one of the pork recipes I’ve posted sounds like one you’d love to whip up in your own kitchen.

For additional entries, share this recipe or another one of my #Publix4Pork challenge recipe posts on your Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest accounts (please leave a separate comment for each of these steps here on this post with the link). Limit to four total entries per person.

The giveaway ends at midnight CST on Tuesday, February 28. I’ll choose a winner at random from all eligible comments. The winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 2 days to receive the prize. Thanks ya’ll and good luck!

Disclosure: I am working with the National Pork Board, Publix, and The Motherhood to share with you great recipes using pork and help promote the Good and Good for You Challenge. I am being compensated for this campaign and also received coupons and a gift card to Publix to help facilitate these recipe reviews, but all opinions expressed on my blog are always my own.


  1. Ken says:

    The Pork And Mushroom Quesadillas look really good. I am always afraid to use pork in mexican entrees.

  2. Jessica says:

    This recipe looks incredible and I would LOVE to make it! I wanted to try this one tonight, but since my husband doesn’t care for mushrooms I changed the recipe up a bit!

  3. Brigid says:

    I would love to try the quesadillas. I’m not a huge fan of mushrooms, but this would be a great recipe for my family. I could hold out some sans mushrooms and the rest can try with mushrooms. I don’t want my food aversions to end up shaping my kids’ tastes.

  4. Ashley Hatten says:

    the Pork Roast With Sweet Potatoes and Granny Smith Apples sounds good! thanks!

  5. Kathryn C. says:

    The Pork And Mushroom Quesadillas look so yummy and we love Quesadillas at our house. Thanks so much!

    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. ACMommy3 says:

    I like the looks of the recipe for Sauteed Pork Tenderloin Medallions With Lemon-Garlic Sauce! creedamy [at] yahoo [dot] com

  7. Maria Balmeo says:

    Pork And Mushroom Quesadillas
    sound really good right now.


  8. Bobbiann Victiry says:

    I want to try the pork tenderloin in lemon garlic sauce. It sounds good even for a picky eater like myself.

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