Let’s talk politics. Ok, I don’t really have a great debate prepared here, really, I am a little disappointed in something. I went and applied for college the other day (yes, that’s long over due) and found out I could not get accepted into the program I would like without a health care plan. At last loose google check, approximately 40% of Americans don’t have health coverage. I am a young, healthy person. I work at a small shop that can not afford to offer health care for their employees, it would simply cost the business too much (there are only 4 of us). I also, don’t make enough and am relatively healthy enough to justify the cost of having health care. Now, I don’t believe that means that I get to sit in the ER and not pay my medical bills when I do occasionally get sick. I bear the brunt and pony up the cash, but $80 for an office visit and antibiotic is much less then $100+ every month for a just in case. When it does become mandatory for individuals to have health insurance I hope I can find a cheap plan that takes care of me, but I wasn’t planning on that quite yet.
I can understand that the school would want their students to have health care for general safety reasons, but that isn’t going to stop anyone from suing if they fall down a flight of stairs because they tripped over a loose wire or something. So I guess I don’t really understand why health care is a prerequisite for being accepted. Either way, I need to get my crap together and get my booty into school.
Back to cooking! What does one do with 4lbs of leftover smoked pork loin?
Pork and Rice Quesadillas
adapted from foodnetwork.com to make me happy
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup instant rice, cooked according to package directions
- 2 cups diced roasted pork loin
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 1 lrg bell pepper
- 1 teas cumin
- 1/4 teas rep pepper flakes
- 1/2 teas dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
- 1/2 cup bbq sauce
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 6 burrito-size flour tortillas, regular or flavored
Coat a stove-top griddle with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat to preheat.
Heat oil in a large skillet, saute pepper and onion for 5 minutes. Add cumin through salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine rice, pork, onion, peppers, beans, cheese, and tomatoes. Mix well to combine.
Arrange tortillas on a flat surface. Top 1 side of the tortillas with pork mixture. Fold the other side over to cover filling. Transfer quesadillas to hot pan and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until golden brown and cheese melts. Serve with sour cream and salsa.
These were awesomely tasty! I almost didn’t make it because I was feeling lazy and unmotivated but I am glad I did. Super simple, super quick and a great use of leftovers. Plus it’s one of those customize-to-fit-your-needs kind of recipes. See we all win!
PS. love my octopus plate.