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Cafe Rio {Copycat} Sweet Pork Quesadilla

Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Recipe. I know, I'm an adult, but these quesadillas are awesome! ohsweetbasil.com

Oh, what?! You haven’t ever ventured away from the salad to try the sweet pork quesadilla? Guys, it is not childish to order a quesadilla. Especially this one. And now you can make it at home with this Cafe Rio copycat sweet pork quesadilla recipe!! There are a few secrets that make it just like the real thing. You MUST do each one.

Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Recipe. I know, I'm an adult, but these quesadillas are awesome! ohsweetbasil.com

First, start by making our Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork.

Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Recipe. I know, I'm an adult, but these quesadillas are awesome! ohsweetbasil.com

Second, only use fresh tortillas. Make your own, or buy some at the store. Tortilla Land makes a good uncooked tortilla. (Psst! Without even noticing until I was editing photos, I totally shot this recipe with parsley and not cilantro! Did you catch the mistake?)

Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Recipe. I know, I'm an adult, but these quesadillas are awesome! ohsweetbasil.com

Third, BUTTER. Are we really all that surprised? Butter and I are best friends. It makes everything better. It’s even in our pizza sauce that is one of our top recipes on the site. Seriously though, butter the pan after cooking the tortillas and then cook up the quesadillas. It totally makes such a big difference!

What is a Quesadilla?

Quesadilla is a Mexican dish, consisting of a tortilla that is filled with cheese or sometimes meat and then grilled.

Can Quesadillas be Made With Corn or Flour Tortillas?

Both corn and flour tortilla make tasty quesadillas.

If you are adding more than just cheese, flour tortillas are recommended because they are more durable and hold more ingredients than corn tortillas.

Is Pork Considered White Meat?

Pork is classified as a red meat.

When fresh pork is cooked, it becomes lighter in color, but it is still a red meat.

All our QUESADILLA and BURRITO RECIPES and more:

Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Quesadilla

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is a cafe rio sweet pork quesadilla and now we can make them at home! ohsweetbasil.com

Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Recipe. I know, I'm an adult, but these quesadillas are awesome! ohsweetbasil.com

Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Quesadilla

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 6 -8

Ingredients

  • [Sweet Pork] click for the recipe
  • 6-8 Fresh Uncooked Tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • Pre Shredded Mexican or Cheddar Cheese We use sharp or mild

Instructions

  • Heat a griddle to medium heat.
  • Cook the tortillas then remove to a plate.
  • Stab the butter with a fork and push it all over the griddle. Do not over butter the pan!
  • Quickly place a tortilla down with cheese and pork, fold over the tortilla and then flip to the other side to evenly brown the tortilla and melt the cheese.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 1098
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 270.1mg90%
Carbohydrates 49.2g16%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 38.7g43%
Protein 65.9g132%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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3 comments

  • These just made me so hungry! Looking forward to trying them out, thanks for sharing!

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    • I hope you love them!

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  • Yum!!! The pork quesadilla is one of our favorite things at Cafe Rio! My boys always order them. Can’t wait to make these and try your pork recipe. The one I make is the closest I’ve found to being like Cafe Rios, so I’m excited to try yours. Thanks for sharing.

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