This is the best recipe. Yesterday when I made it my family voted it as my Best Blog Recipe Ever! Woo Hoo! For a mother that is the greatest compliment. I have made hundreds of recipes and this is now the family favorite. It is a mighty good meal and fed us for dinner and lunch the next day. Pork tenderloin makes a ton of meat and I love how many people it can feed.
There are two key ingredients to this recipe. One is the cheese and the other is the seasoning. A friend of mine had told me about a great seasoning she has found at the local Hispanic Market. The picture is below and it is Carne Asada seasoning, it was so perfect for this. Very good and I highly recommend it. The next thing is the cheese. I got the cheese in the refrigerated section at the grocery store where the Hispanic items are called Quesadilla cheese. This is that wonderful cheese you taste in the Mexican Restaurants. These two items make it taste amazing.
(This recipe is made exactly as my other one but the only difference is I covered the top with with lots of the Carne Asada seasoning in addition to the regular seasoning)
Pork Tenderloin recipe (save the juice)
Carne Asada seasoning
Larger corn tortillas
Oil for tortillas
Quesadilla Mexican Cheese
Guacamole (optional see below)
Cook your Pork as directed and shred. I like to shred a mixture of more dark meat and then some light meat. The dark meat is more tender. Add a little bit of the juice from the tenderloin to the shredded meat just so it isn't dry and sprinkle some carne asada seasoning to the top and mix (see picture). In a small skillet heat up about 1 cup of oil. You can add more if you are making more. When it is nice and hot add a tortilla in and cook until not crisp because you want to be able to roll it. Put in on a paper towel and using another paper towel push down to get off excess oil. Set aside and continue until desired about of tortillas have been made.
Put a little bit of meat towards the end of the tortilla with some cheese on top and roll as tight as you can. Stick a tooth pick in it and put in a glass dish. Continue until all tortillas are rolled. When they are tight in a dish you can take out the toothpicks before baking.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Serve with some Guacamole.
Desired amounts of:
chopped red onion
chopped roma tomatoes
1/2 tea garlic salt
salt and pepper
juice from 1/2 of a lime
chopped cilantro (optional)
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