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 • 4 966

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   7 months back

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

  • Mowlin6
    Mowlin6  3 hours back

    Excuse me


    • Nacu tiainen
      Nacu tiainen  4 hours back

      5:54 i did and burned my house on the ground

      • Ro7ard
        Ro7ard  13 hours back


        • Derk Dirk
          Derk Dirk  17 hours back

          Babish you forgot to add something red into the guacamole.


          • Theo Simons
            Theo Simons  24 hours back

            If it is all right could you do Scooby snacks

            • Leonardo Solis
              Leonardo Solis  24 hours back

              Wey/hombre esas no son quesadillas parece una copia pirata de nuestras quesadillas no lo digo de mala forma pero molestense un poco en aprender
              (use translator)

              • dylan rosenbalm
                dylan rosenbalm  1 days back

                2:51 did he cut his finger

                • Queen Honei
                  Queen Honei  2 days back

                  Clicked on this video eating a quesadilla

                  • Chris Manuel
                    Chris Manuel  2 days back

                    You've inspired me to make quesadillas

                    • Musa Aziz
                      Musa Aziz  2 days back

                      Too much plastic waste, couldn't watch beyond two minutes. A good chef does not waste a lot.

                      • Paul Warren
                        Paul Warren  2 days back

                        Where can I find this on Uber Eats?

                        • Mike Hofer
                          Mike Hofer  3 days back

                          Executing! Perfect word when referring to vegetarians!

                          • DragonLover3348
                            DragonLover3348  3 days back

                            I wish I could make one.... 😢 but we don't have money of the ingredients 😭

                            • Paolo Antonio Lomotan
                              Paolo Antonio Lomotan  3 days back

                              Any alternative to Monterey jack? Can I use just cheddar?

                              • Waelotheboss wael
                                Waelotheboss wael  3 days back

                                Did u cut ur finger at 2:54

                                • Puffy VALCANO
                                  Puffy VALCANO  3 days back

                                  in taco bell we use a 3 cheese combo and whatever meat you want and steam the quesadilla before we grill it for 17 seconds then put it into bag and cut it into 4 pieces

                                  • Emiah Wilson
                                    Emiah Wilson  4 days back

                                    You don’t wash your meat?

                                    • The Watcher
                                      The Watcher  4 days back

                                      You couldn't eat anymore cheese?
                                      *Rhett has entered the chat*

                                      • S. Nifrum
                                        S. Nifrum  4 days back


                                        I have to choose?

                                        • TheBlack SnowBunnii
                                          TheBlack SnowBunnii  4 days back

                                          Be careful with your filling, you don’t want it to spill out..
                                          — he just messed up my whole way of eating. That’s how I eat my sandwiches.
                                          BTW I love his voice over with the veggie quesadilla 🤣

                                          • TheRealProlificTV
                                            TheRealProlificTV  4 days back

                                            Lol I made one before watching the video ✊🏾

                                            • Nmmes Wey
                                              Nmmes Wey  4 days back

                                              Would you like your quesadillas with or without cheese?

                                              -actual Mexican quote -

                                              • TheLegitPlays1 Animations

                                                Why am i watching this.... I’m lactose intolerant

                                                • Bismuth Crystal
                                                  Bismuth Crystal  4 days back

                                                  I cannot imagine making quesadillas with oil instead of butter. That is madness.

                                                  • Derek Lush
                                                    Derek Lush  5 days back

                                                    Listen I love you but that's the most New York Guac ever...

                                                    • C S
                                                      C S  5 days back

                                                      I am legitimately confused as to why the thumbs down on these videos? What don't they like?

                                                      • Emiliano Corral
                                                        Emiliano Corral  5 days back

                                                        I really don’t get why gringos call pico de Gallo “salsa”

                                                        • Waelotheboss wael
                                                          Waelotheboss wael  3 days back

                                                          You just got exposed

                                                        • Oot spagoot
                                                          Oot spagoot  4 days back

                                                          Pico is a type of salsa but not all salsa is pico. What we call salsa is any Mexican tomato sauce. Pico is mild and is more of an assembly of chopped ingredients than a sauce, whereas salsa is loose and more resembles an actual sauce. But nice try pretending to be Latino.

                                                      • The Difference
                                                        The Difference  5 days back

                                                        Why is that shit raw . Fixing not even medium rare

                                                        • michelle k
                                                          michelle k  5 days back

                                                          Tex mex ? no just mex. Corn tortillas please

                                                          • Scott Nilsson
                                                            Scott Nilsson  6 days back

                                                            Really all I needed to know from this was to make quesadillas with oil. I always just put them on the pan. No WONDER my quesadillas tasted like crap.

                                                            • Scott Nilsson
                                                              Scott Nilsson  1 days back

                                                              @Víctor Guzman ok i will next

                                                            • Víctor Guzman
                                                              Víctor Guzman  1 days back

                                                              Scott Nilsson try just a little bit of butter 🙂

                                                          • Strongato
                                                            Strongato  6 days back

                                                            Vegetarian with cheese

                                                            • BrianHPlayz
                                                              BrianHPlayz  6 days back

                                                              Vegan is when you eat no products made by animals but vegetarian is where you can eat anything except meat, I think

                                                          • Shawn Adams
                                                            Shawn Adams  7 days back

                                                            The audio was slightly off in the intro part of the video.

                                                            • Daniel_cook29
                                                              Daniel_cook29  7 days back

                                                              Have u had when ur school would make quesadillas, so disgusting

                                                              • •GachaRita•
                                                                •GachaRita•  7 days back

                                                                “Stop watching Internet videos and go make one”

                                                                I came here to learn how to make a quesadilla not to be called out-

                                                                • xempt. one
                                                                  xempt. one  1 weeks back

                                                                  Im now hungry

                                                                  • Tash
                                                                    Tash  1 weeks back

                                                                    I watched this after the nacho video and I realised I have ingredients for both so I guess I'm making nacho quasedillas now.

                                                                    • FaZe Precum
                                                                      FaZe Precum  1 weeks back

                                                                      This dosent beat my Kraft cheese slices and tortilla babish, nice try

                                                                      • Copper Dog
                                                                        Copper Dog  1 weeks back

                                                                        A tip to cook the insides more and not burn the crusts use butter

                                                                        • Rodrigo Garcia
                                                                          Rodrigo Garcia  1 weeks back

                                                                          You put too much effort into a quesadilla homie, not the right way, and they're not ever fried

                                                                          • razorblazer 05
                                                                            razorblazer 05  5 days back

                                                                            Yeah, there's no right or wrong way to make quesadillas. Maybe it's different then how you make it, but that doesn't make it wrong. Plus, I made that quesadilla, and it was the best one I've ever had.

                                                                          • Stone of Power
                                                                            Stone of Power  6 days back

                                                                            It's his interpretation, there's no "right" way to make quesadillas

                                                                        • Paripinya Srijunyanont
                                                                          Paripinya Srijunyanont  1 weeks back

                                                                          What about shrimp ? ):

                                                                          • Eh Que
                                                                            Eh Que  1 weeks back

                                                                            Quesadillas are not Tex-Mex. They are just Mex. Yours looked great tho. Thats for sure.

                                                                            • Chuu
                                                                              Chuu  1 weeks back

                                                                              “Now for the vegetarians”

                                                                              I felt so special

                                                                              • YHBKilled
                                                                                YHBKilled  3 days back

                                                                                @Arvin Vegetarian is just no animal meat, Vegan is no animal products at all

                                                                              • Astro Naute
                                                                                Astro Naute  4 days back

                                                                                @Arvin Cheese (and all dairy) is vegetarian.

                                                                              • Arvin
                                                                                Arvin  6 days back

                                                                                Did you also use the cheese like babish did?

                                                                            • Crazy Fire
                                                                              Crazy Fire  1 weeks back

                                                                              No Carne asada?

                                                                              • Darcy Harris
                                                                                Darcy Harris  1 weeks back

                                                                                Are you going to make a Basics with Babish cookbook? 😍😍

                                                                                • Swanay Mohanty
                                                                                  Swanay Mohanty  1 weeks back

                                                                                  my life would be empty without your vids

                                                                                  • Hetal Bhika
                                                                                    Hetal Bhika  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I would add soya or tofu in the vegetarian one

                                                                                    • Serene Puri
                                                                                      Serene Puri  2 weeks back

                                                                                      This video sparked a fire in me that has lasted since you posted it 7 months ago. This summer I made 1am quesadillas almost every single day and still my roommate and I have a quesadilla night at least once per week. Before this vid I hadn’t had a quesadilla in years