Quesadillas | Basics with Babish

  • Published: 18 April 2019
  • This week, the Babish Culinary Universe is going through a serious cheese phase. No, I'm not upset about it either. Pop a lactose supplement and lube up your favorite frying pan, because we're about to make taco night look like a punk.

    Ingredients & Shopping List
    + For the chicken quesadillas:
    Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    Monterey jack cheese, grated
    3 chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded thin
    Flour tortillas
    Sauteed peppers and onions (optional)
    2-3 Tbsp oil per quesadilla
    Guac, salsa, and sour cream for serving

    + For the chicken marinade:
    2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 tsp oregano
    1 Tbsp cumin
    1 tsp cayenne
    1 tsp paprika
    1 tsp white sugar
    1 lime, juiced
    1 Tbsp olive oil
    1 tsp kosher salt
    1 tsp freshly ground pepper

    + For the steak quesadillas:
    1 skirt or hangar steak
    Salt and pepper
    Vegetable oil
    Diced onion and pepper (to cook after the steak)
    Monterey jack cheese, grated
    Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    Flour tortillas

    + For the vegetarian quesadillas
    1 zucchini, finely chopped
    1 can corn, drained and rinsed
    Vegetable oil
    Monterey jack cheese, grated
    Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    Flour tortillas

    + Fo the guac:
    2 avocados
    1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
    1 large jalapeno, seeded and diced
    2 cloves garlic, grated
    1 lime, juiced
    Cumin, to taste
    Salt and pepper, to taste

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Comments • 4 600

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   5 months back

    Stupid purple-reflecting lens coating on my new glasses...

    • Blorps _
      Blorps _  2 weeks back

      I have an idea. Open up a merch shop and sell aprons and shirts that say let’s get down to basics

    • Tommy Tucker’s Golden Crown
      Tommy Tucker’s Golden Crown  3 weeks back

      Ken Shaw I was think the same also home made tortillas... Plus babish might not know That queso makes its own grease that makes it so fire✌️

    • Martin D Topete
      Martin D Topete  4 weeks back

      Sir you don't fry quesadillas

  • Hector Gomez
    Hector Gomez  48 minutes back

    too much cumin

    • boi u thot
      boi u thot  3 hours back

      You’re making it too difficult just use 2 corn tortillas or 2 flour tortillas throw Oaxaca cheese in the middle and throw on top of rack on top of a burner not too high though and boom easy 5 minutes

      • ThatOneWeirdChannel
        ThatOneWeirdChannel  9 hours back

        yuo and gordan ramsey need to colab

        • Michelle Morales
          Michelle Morales  13 hours back

          cheese on anythings awesome

          • Swedishmafia101 Shitposting Inc.

            Omg give me

            • Tanya Ridings
              Tanya Ridings  22 hours back

              I like your intro

              • Jeff Fielhauer
                Jeff Fielhauer  1 days back

                So much plastic. Can you do it without any?

                • Beautiful Mixed Kids
                  Beautiful Mixed Kids  2 days back

                  You forgot the cilantro in the guacamole!

                  • Cie Fy
                    Cie Fy  2 days back

                    TIL I’m a steakatarian and I feel proud finally knowing my true identity.

                    • Patrick Callahan
                      Patrick Callahan  3 days back

                      upgrade with butter or ghee for frying up the tortillas :)

                      • Catalina Lee
                        Catalina Lee  3 days back

                        my heart is telling me to go make a quesadilla but ik it would be wrong🥵

                        • Đức Anh Vũ Nguyễn

                          sorry my english is not good. Can anyone tell me the name of those 2 cheeses at the beginning please !?

                          • Kaiser Frost
                            Kaiser Frost  3 days back

                            Oh man, watching you grate that cheese reminds me of when I accidentally grated a chunk out of my hind doing it the way you are doing. Now I hold whatever it is I'm grating with a dish towel.

                            • mrtiff
                              mrtiff  4 days back

                              0:59 I’m crying for the amount of plastic wrap wasted 🥺🥺

                              • PantherIsBoss
                                PantherIsBoss  4 days back

                                Never forget the freshly ground pepper and the kosher slut. Recipe went haywire when I forgot them

                                • PantherIsBoss
                                  PantherIsBoss  4 days back

                                  Every great chef has their own special flavoring
                                  Gordon Ramsay as olive oil
                                  Tasty has butter
                                  Babish has *Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper*

                                  • midorialexandros
                                    midorialexandros  5 days back

                                    Legit going to make one right now lol

                                    • geva tinker
                                      geva tinker  6 days back

                                      Thank you for rolling your lime it drives me MAD when people don’t do that

                                      • lil dude
                                        lil dude  3 days back

                                        how come? what does rolling the lime do?

                                    • Levi Quillin
                                      Levi Quillin  6 days back

                                      "basics" shit ain't basic when you're cloving garlic and adding paprika

                                      • Bryce
                                        Bryce  7 days back

                                        No. I will watch more of your videos rather than make a ‘dilla right now, and there’s nothing you can do to stop me.

                                        • Corinne Headman
                                          Corinne Headman  1 weeks back

                                          Watched this 3 times over the past 24 hours and decided to make it. And what do ya know, best damn quesadillas I've ever eaten.

                                          • First Name
                                            First Name  1 weeks back

                                            Seeing this vids makes me think what's the difference between quesadilla and calzone? Or they are the same thing?

                                            • Lucas Keller
                                              Lucas Keller  5 days back

                                              @First Name essentially, yeah.

                                            • First Name
                                              First Name  5 days back

                                              @Lucas Keller so quesadilla is kinda like a mexican calzone thats fried

                                            • First Name
                                              First Name  5 days back

                                              @Lucas Keller aaaaaah thanks alot for the answer man

                                            • Lucas Keller
                                              Lucas Keller  5 days back

                                              Calzones are sealed and generally use more Italian cheeses and fillings. Also are baked instead of fried.

                                          • CokeDK32
                                            CokeDK32  1 weeks back

                                            So, It’s 3 am.... and i have just been commanded to Go make quesadillas, oh Well, guess they have to be made :3

                                            • Brendan Morales
                                              Brendan Morales  1 weeks back

                                              Never watch this stoned.

                                              • •Scf
                                                •Scf  1 weeks back

                                                that thumbnail looked way too much like a pizza.

                                                • Melon man
                                                  Melon man  1 weeks back

                                                  Stop looking at the comments too, GO MAKE ONE!

                                                  • Mnct1001
                                                    Mnct1001  1 weeks back

                                                    Thank you for the vegetarian version! It looks delicious 🤤 and im definitely trying it!

                                                    • Stoned Homer
                                                      Stoned Homer  1 weeks back

                                                      How does one execute a zucchini 🧐

                                                      • join the fist 10
                                                        join the fist 10  1 weeks back

                                                        a steak quesadilla taste the same as a chicken one to me

                                                        • Ailan Krohn
                                                          Ailan Krohn  1 weeks back

                                                          IT IS 2.30 AM WHY DID YOU TELL ME TO GO MAKE THEM

                                                          they tasty tho

                                                        • Seth Hess
                                                          Seth Hess  1 weeks back

                                                          No cilantro... this is wack

                                                          • Evan Adams
                                                            Evan Adams  2 weeks back

                                                            Hey could you do a vid about how you clean your skillet without killing yourself?

                                                            • J K
                                                              J K  2 weeks back

                                                              They all look delicious 😋👌

                                                              • Courteney Campbell
                                                                Courteney Campbell  2 weeks back

                                                                Imma make these for uni

                                                                • SpanWolf
                                                                  SpanWolf  2 weeks back

                                                                  And if you are using a non-stick pan after the first flip toss a little shredded cheese on the outside of the quesadilla, and repeat with the other side. Continue to cook until crispy. This way you get a wonderful quesadilla with a gooey inside and crispy cheese outside.

                                                                  • Void - Gaming
                                                                    Void - Gaming  2 weeks back

                                                                    I literally thought the title said Baldi's Basics LOL

                                                                    • Oravbro
                                                                      Oravbro  1 weeks back

                                                                      wow... just wow

                                                                  • Ryker87
                                                                    Ryker87  2 weeks back

                                                                    If I had to choose someone to cook for me it’d be u 😂

                                                                    • Sonam Jain
                                                                      Sonam Jain  2 weeks back

                                                                      He’s the Ryan Reynolds of food

                                                                      • Natalia Clawson
                                                                        Natalia Clawson  2 weeks back


                                                                        • Signe Anderson
                                                                          Signe Anderson  2 weeks back

                                                                          “Flippin’ the ‘dillas” 😂😂😂

                                                                          • Ivan atomicbomb
                                                                            Ivan atomicbomb  2 weeks back

                                                                            What's so good about kosher salt?

                                                                            • Oravbro
                                                                              Oravbro  1 weeks back

                                                                              Its a good salt

                                                                          • 100.000 Subs no videos
                                                                            100.000 Subs no videos  2 weeks back

                                                                            Tinu whishp

                                                                            • Alyssa White
                                                                              Alyssa White  2 weeks back

                                                                              My 18 month old is obsessed with your videos😂

                                                                              • Blue :3
                                                                                Blue :3  2 weeks back

                                                                                The way he said oregano bothers me

                                                                                • m kl
                                                                                  m kl  2 weeks back

                                                                                  That thumbnail is straight up NSFW. I had a boner looking at it.

                                                                                  • zPrxqz_YX
                                                                                    zPrxqz_YX  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Why you gotta do a steakatarian like that 🤤

                                                                                    • Blake Crochet
                                                                                      Blake Crochet  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Why not serve with queso