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 • 5 038

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   8 months back

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

  • David Mandalia
    David Mandalia  11 hours back


    • Nicholas Skipworth
      Nicholas Skipworth  2 days back

      Did you cut you finger?

      • ILikeGlocks
        ILikeGlocks  2 days back

        Traditional quesadillas are made with an ungreased griddle

        • Tony Hernandez
          Tony Hernandez  2 days back

          Add some squash blossoms yo those veggie quesadillas so so good!

          • azrielic_
            azrielic_  2 days back

            how is pepper made....
            is pepper a plant......
            how do you get pepper......
            is pepper a naturally generated item...
            can i produce pepper

            • Video Game Music
              Video Game Music  3 days back

              And what about the vegans? Well...


              • Kevin Calderon
                Kevin Calderon  3 days back

                “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
                - some Italian dude

                I go with the classic cheese only

              • Tootster
                Tootster  4 days back

                Thumb nail looking like the eye of soron

                • matthew speca
                  matthew speca  4 days back

                  God that intro music is so good

                  • AMV_Schwepperr
                    AMV_Schwepperr  4 days back

                    Before 2020, I was a Steakatarian.
                    - Babish -

                    • Mr. Chicken
                      Mr. Chicken  4 days back

                      Hear me out, pickels cheese and chicken, fucking delicious

                      • Ashwin Mascarenhas
                        Ashwin Mascarenhas  4 days back

                        I missed the tweet part 🙈
                        Will it come out wrong?

                        • GoldToasts -
                          GoldToasts -  5 days back


                          • Isaac Murray
                            Isaac Murray  5 days back


                            • Luis Mejia
                              Luis Mejia  5 days back

                              The Americans have grilled cheese while we had quesadilla in our child hood

                              • Stacy Weatherton
                                Stacy Weatherton  5 days back

                                Where can I get list of ingredients, instead of replaying viedo over and over?

                                • Amber Ambwee
                                  Amber Ambwee  6 days back

                                  Am I the only one who hates avocados? *gags* It’s like lettuce. They’re both horrible.

                                  • David Rudolph
                                    David Rudolph  2 days back

                                    I agree with you about the avocado but lettuce is just lettuce, I don't really have an opinion on ot

                                • jodi louise
                                  jodi louise  6 days back

                                  this is literally the first time i've ever heard an American pronounce "oregano" correctly, hats off to you Andrew

                                  • Rabitah Moses
                                    Rabitah Moses  7 days back


                                    • Inflooence
                                      Inflooence  1 weeks back

                                      Ranch > Sour cream

                                      • R Y
                                        R Y  1 weeks back

                                        all you need is flour tortillas any kind of cheese and a campfire.

                                        • Maciej Niemira
                                          Maciej Niemira  1 weeks back

                                          No garlic to guacamole! Where is the tomato and cilantro?!

                                          • DatTC127
                                            DatTC127  1 weeks back

                                            "Take the corn out of the can and pretend its fresh"
                                            i came for cooking tutorials not personal attacks

                                            • soulassassin0g
                                              soulassassin0g  1 weeks back

                                              Seriously, if you don't know how to make a quesadilla than something is seriously wrong with you.

                                              • axe_9k
                                                axe_9k  1 weeks back

                                                God, I wish I wasn't in poverty so I could eat this stuff lmao

                                                • Monique Caradine
                                                  Monique Caradine  1 weeks back

                                                  Made these last night. Yum!

                                                  • Gaganpreet Kaur
                                                    Gaganpreet Kaur  1 weeks back

                                                    A little bit of a sudden you want to talk or not but I don't know anything about me or not I can get it from you soon my friend is coming up with me to do with me to do with me to do with me to do with me to do with me to do with me to do with me to do that and I'm so excited about this and thought I had the chance you have any money on me I have no 💡 where to find the 👉 one will you do it every time you get off work and you are so beautiful I hope so I don't know blazer and you are so beautiful I hope so I don't know blazer and you are so beautiful I 😍 it so far so good at the moment and you know how I was going through my 📱 and he is going well with the girls and I don't have the 📖 of life is good and you are

                                                    • Tijuana SIX
                                                      Tijuana SIX  2 weeks back

                                                      O RIH GAH NO

                                                      • pete b
                                                        pete b  2 weeks back

                                                        im really surprised he didnt show us how to make the tortillas. actually shocked and a bit appalled.

                                                        • chris steezyyy
                                                          chris steezyyy  2 weeks back

                                                          "oruhgano" 🤦‍♂️

                                                          • Jaylooker
                                                            Jaylooker  2 weeks back

                                                            C’est la vie!

                                                            • Qiufeng Z
                                                              Qiufeng Z  2 weeks back

                                                              He is the Vsauce of cooking

                                                              • BOB EVANS RULES /_1965
                                                                BOB EVANS RULES /_1965  2 weeks back

                                                                Thank you.

                                                                • ShadowMator
                                                                  ShadowMator  2 weeks back

                                                                  מלח כשר?

                                                                  • Hyper Fruit
                                                                    Hyper Fruit  2 weeks back

                                                                    Case of deers

                                                                    • Jacob Constant
                                                                      Jacob Constant  2 weeks back

                                                                      just an opinion but corn tortillas are way better, and that's how most mexican restaurants do it

                                                                      • Matthew
                                                                        Matthew  2 weeks back

                                                                        Making these smoked my house up. I pepper sprayed everyone. No one wants to be my friend anymore.

                                                                        • Thish Dude
                                                                          Thish Dude  2 weeks back

                                                                          Vegetarian, actual thing 😂😂😂

                                                                          • Menendez
                                                                            Menendez  2 weeks back

                                                                            Anyone else put ketchup in your quesadilla?

                                                                            • Autochat
                                                                              Autochat  2 weeks back

                                                                              Looks tasty an all, but this is not a quesadilla, you only need a tortilla, quesillo or cheese, and done.

                                                                              This delicious abomination is what many Mexican in the north of México think is a quesadilla, weird people . . .

                                                                              • Amit Bariana
                                                                                Amit Bariana  2 weeks back

                                                                                just about to make them...freaking out about flipping them tho...hope that plate technique works

                                                                                • TalkingToTheHand
                                                                                  TalkingToTheHand  2 weeks back

                                                                                  2:07 that is a small onion to you?

                                                                                  • L
                                                                                    L  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Laughing at CC auto texting mesocarp as mezzo carpet.

                                                                                    • Tristan Jahnke
                                                                                      Tristan Jahnke  2 weeks back


                                                                                      • el Malo
                                                                                        el Malo  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Put some real cheese!

                                                                                        • kitkatkutie55 :3
                                                                                          kitkatkutie55 :3  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Or rah gah No

                                                                                          • Dam Nemo
                                                                                            Dam Nemo  2 weeks back

                                                                                            165 not 155