Quesadillas | Basics with Babish

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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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Zesty Zanzil
Zesty Zanzil 16 days ago
I was unable to find the recipe on your website. :(
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Im not fat anymore giys
Dawson Toulouse
Dawson Toulouse 21 day ago
+Craig same.
LilHoneybun 21 day ago
Didn't even notice until you said anything.
MrJesusFG4 9 hours ago
1:24 I will forever be confused on how to say oregano now. Thanks Babish. 😒
Tony Lorca
Tony Lorca 19 hours ago
Tec-Mex my ass
Everything Tactical
Lost me at vegetarian 🌱 lol
Chewhe Day ago
what if i use non kosher salt
Casey Hardly
Casey Hardly Day ago
Stephen Brady
This man is the greatest youtuber ever made.
Lillian kline
Lillian kline 2 days ago
I like dip my in queso xtra cheesy 🧀🧀🧀
Justin Milla
Justin Milla 2 days ago
I throw some salt on one side once I flip so it sticks into the oil and adds some texture. Nice little touch
ANONYMOUS 2 days ago
Be my chef😫
Bobby Barta
Bobby Barta 2 days ago
Can you make nachos next???
oneplatin 2 days ago
watched this video and instant subscribe, nice video. i want quesadillas now.
Dragonhunter 24
Dragonhunter 24 3 days ago
Can a quesadilla only be filled with cheese and beef?
Chaos Rein
Chaos Rein 3 days ago
It’s hard to make chicken taste bad, but I can’t even make chicken taste as good as that looks
Bertz 3 days ago
after years of americans talking about quesadillas, I've finally learnt what they actually are
Tyler Czerniak
Tyler Czerniak 3 days ago
hey serious question - is cutting an avocado like that acceptable knife etiquette? I’m still freaked out about using super sharp objects in the kitchen and from what I understand you never cut towards yourself, so watching you do that made me nearly faint lol
shelby hoffmann
shelby hoffmann 3 days ago
possibly the best intro on this planet
artiemx 4 days ago
mexican guy here what you did are considered just tacos with cheese, for them to be quesadillas first you need to add the cheese in the tortilla and have it melt, then add the filling over the melted cheese.
Jacob Taylor
Jacob Taylor 4 days ago
Yoo - I love your videos!! I just made the chicken quesadilla from this video and it was fucking out of this world. Thanks for all that you do, got me back in to cooking!!
Obunga 4 days ago
Um pretty sure vegetarians don’t eat cheese
Annabella Broome
Annabella Broome 4 days ago
The steak quesadilla look absolutely yummy😃
Turtle With Leg warmers
Marry me
Dark Sev.
Dark Sev. 4 days ago
Stop making good shit that makes me hungry.
SKY MY 5 days ago
The feeling when your Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Czech Republic) has name Babiš (Babish) :D
M A S O N 5 days ago
Case of d uuhs are so delicious!
Sup Soul
Sup Soul 5 days ago
Video ends @ 5:05
Sup Soul
Sup Soul 5 days ago
The only reason I'm watching a video about how to put cheese inside a tortilla is because babish is making a video about how to put chese in a tortilla.
Mary Luong
Mary Luong 5 days ago
I left out the cayenne, but is it normal for my chicken marinade to be like super dark brown...?
Juju Ju
Juju Ju 6 days ago
I'm fasting
It's hilarious how unless someone's a vegetarian they won't usually know how many of us thrive with veggie meats. I'm not trying to be nasty or anything, it's just not the 1st time I've observed a vegetarian menu being made far from what real veggie heads would eat.
Hoksworth Wipple
Hoksworth Wipple 6 days ago
I have a suggestion. Instead of wasting a plastic bag every time you marinade something - I imagine you are hopefully woke about waste and single-use plastics - why not use a stainless steel bowl or plastic bowl, which you can then clean and re-use?
bernardo flores
bernardo flores 6 days ago
Why put cumin in everything, Mexican food not have cumin if you want spice put chili , and guacamole has concasse tomatoes
Pig’s Brain
Pig’s Brain 6 days ago
Maliq Daseuq
Maliq Daseuq 6 days ago
Dude you make everything seem so simple. Keep it up🙏
triadwarfare 6 days ago
Can we use iodized salt? kosher salt is rare and expensive
TheEchelon1619 6 days ago
Yes. Just use half the amount of normal salt that the recipe calls for. Example, if a recipe calls for a tabelspoon of kosher salt, reduce that to half table salt or slightly less so your dish doesn't come out too salty.
Alexander Hicks
Alexander Hicks 6 days ago
The oil at the end is unnecessary. It will get that same color and crisp without the oil
Jose Luis Hernandez
Bob Dillas
Alyssa Shea
Alyssa Shea 7 days ago
I'm deeply unsettled by that oregano pronunciation.
Invoslayer 11
Anthony Sillato American is uh-*reh*-geh-no, British is uh-reh-*gah*-no, bold for emphasis, so both are correct Edit: Brit is O-ruh-*gaa*-no sorry
Anthony Sillato
he's literally the first american i've heard say it properly (from australia)
KCuahtemoc 7 days ago
Quesadillas are not Tex-Mex cuisine.
azizah auliyatusshoffy
I don’t expect anything basic from you. But this is far from basic. LOVE IT THI
Mario Garcia
Mario Garcia 8 days ago
Looks delicious but that's not a quesadilla...
Sami D.
Sami D. 8 days ago
I’m glad you said TexMex aka Gringo Food - true quesadillas are so much better.
Jocelyn Parra
Jocelyn Parra 8 days ago
I- I don't remember that being the way of eating quesadillas tho... but oh well, they look completely delicious and need them right noe for my carnita asada
Anarki N
Anarki N 8 days ago
You forgot to crush your oregano! :( But your voice makes it okay. This time...
Jonathan Hargreaves
I just made this quesadilla for lunch. OmG it was sooo good!
I'mnotbored 8 days ago
Thanks for the vegetarian option
Abigayle Grace Morgan
Did you cut your finger or was that pepper?
CNM1234 9 days ago
How can you see if they are ready to flip? I did it too early and they fell apart. Still delicious though!
Mpessam Essam
Mpessam Essam 9 days ago
I dare you to make marmelate from padington
Joseph Llamas Lopez
''Quesadia'' as you call it, is not tex mex cuisine, is México's or Méxican only, and normally have huitlacoche, picadillo, bisteck, huevo y frijoles, etc, etc, what you made is ''your version of a quesadilla''.
Vasting 7 days ago
Joseph Llamas Lopez this quesadilla is pretty common in the US.
Fart Fairy
Fart Fairy 9 days ago
Instructions unclear. Dick caught in a ceiling fan
Max Santos
Max Santos 9 days ago
Cheese isn't vegan right?
Kryonyde 9 days ago
you forgot the vegan quesadilla with its filling of cigarette butts and sadness.
Mango and Guava Fruit Smoothie
And shitty beat poetry
AshleyNavy TV
AshleyNavy TV 9 days ago
He was fast!!!!
Gray Chapman's Pipe
I finally understand the Steam Powered Giraffe song xD
Luis AR
Luis AR 9 days ago
Quesadillas are not texmex, white flour tortillas are a staple of north mexico cuisine, you need to use oaxaca cheese, also you dont use oil to heat up, you just do it on the pan.. Just by the looks and the over process, they dont taste even close to a bbq quesadilla, which i think what you tried to, also no one in mexico uses sour cream..
Bob 9 days ago
If i made this i would only do cheese and corn.
Dania Malik
Dania Malik 9 days ago
I just found your channel and wow your so funny 🤣 I think I’m in love 🥰
Earl Powell
Earl Powell 10 days ago
Hold on. Traditionally, Mexican quesadillas are corn, sincronizadas are flour.
Ashley A
Ashley A 10 days ago
Olay I AM going to go make a quesadilla now but NOT because you told be to lol
Shadow 6 days ago
+Ashley A Lol, what? You acting high or some shit? Lmao.
Ashley A
Ashley A 6 days ago
+Shadow I should hate myself for that comment. How dare I not make you laugh with a stupid comment I made at 10 PM about a quesadilla. I should be ashamed. 🙄
Shadow 9 days ago
That wasn’t funny, but ok, lol.
GhostRama13 10 days ago
I know I'm really late with this but have you tried one with chorizo?
SofusBastian 10 days ago
Made these today they are so good
DeLePlays 10 days ago
I put shredded cheese on the outside. Toasty and delicious!
Jacob Hald
Jacob Hald 11 days ago
Is it just me or do you guys also get surprised every time the intro song starts playing and suddenly stop for like half a second?
Deggo 11 days ago
A lot of the Mexican vendors here in California drop the cheese on the griddle first and let it crisp a little and melt, and then drop the tortilla on top, scoop up the whole thing with a metal spatula, and then drop the meat filling on it if any.
Deggo 11 days ago
Usually it’s carne asada, chicken, or chorizo
Erron Black
Erron Black 11 days ago
Steak and chicken is what’s really OP.
Emma 12 days ago
I wanna marry that man.
Shibop 12 days ago
For some reason, in this video in particular, the narration and the video don't line up too well for me. Most of the time the narration is ahead if the video but at places it lags behind. Weird!
I would watch this if it’s on Netflix.
Amador Figueroa
Amador Figueroa 12 days ago
Love the simpsons reference
pissnachos 13 days ago
Im high asf, give me some of them tortilla pizzas
pissnachos 13 days ago
me too
Lillth 13 days ago
Quesadilla aka Mexican grilled cheese!
Alan Garcia
Alan Garcia 13 days ago
I'm Mexican I will say those are THE MOST WHITEST QUSADILLA IVE EVER SEEN but I will admit they look good
Luis Alberto Miranda Rosas
Me quedan más chingonas a mi
Toastio 13 days ago
i wish i could cook
This is just a Mexican grilled cheese sandwich. Change my mind.
Joey Ciriello
Joey Ciriello 14 days ago
I love your commentary, "take you corn out of the can and pretend it's fresh"
PrayforMojo 14 days ago
no cilantro in the guac? blasphemer!!
Gabriel Sonicstar
Gabriel Sonicstar 14 days ago
I used non-kosher salt and Moses killed my family.
Croissant 15 days ago
"remove to slice and CONSUME." I FELT THAT. LOL
Valley Pathfinder
Valley Pathfinder 15 days ago
Not gonna lie, all three look delicious. Personality, I would go with a mix of the chicken with some corn if I could, but that's just personal preference of flavors.
ROCKOE DELIK 15 days ago
Never seen a "Dilla" made with oil I myself always use butter, to each their own I suppose 🤗
Yair Navarrete
Yair Navarrete 15 days ago
If you're Mexican they probably remind you of childhood 😂
Marwand Kochai
Marwand Kochai 16 days ago
Monk fish turducken from malcolm in the middle plz
clas succ
clas succ 16 days ago
Bbq Pulled pork works really well on quesadillas
Shotty Kale
Shotty Kale 17 days ago
these lemons are held in cages upwards of 27 hours a day. is this the market you want to be supporting?
Lola Smith
Lola Smith 15 days ago
This is an underrated comment lmfaooooooooo
aMasterSmoker 17 days ago
Should have smashed the herbs and spices into the chicken fillets after evenly distributing on them it's like muddling a cocktail smashing the essence into the chicken
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Im not fat anymore
Ranny Gomez
Ranny Gomez 18 days ago
That cheese did not look vegan lol
Protector of the commonwealth
Tried doing it, failed at the flip
StealthCyclone 18 days ago
Chihuahua cheese is hands down the best quesadilla cheese
*looks at dog suspiciously* ...No.
AnimeNerd Alert100
AnimeNerd Alert100 18 days ago
My personal favorite quesadilla is taking a corn tortilla, throwing some Monterey Jack shredded cheese on there, heating it up the ol’ microwave and slathering some sour cream on it. 👌 I don’t like folding them or sandwiching two tortillas. Nah, no top. One tortilla
HPS-47 19 days ago
0:16 and the next basics episode is.... cheese dips, oh gosh, Babish is trying to have a heart attack!
for me its just tortillas and cheese lmao
Kids And Moms
Kids And Moms 19 days ago
Looks lovely yummy and healthy food. Nice cooking !!
Ulises Galaviz Nuñez
Uhm... I can barely afford cheese and some slices of ham, so that will made it (also, I don't know how to cook properly)
Mads Kræmer Kagelund
For an even better guac add some sour cream in there to make it even more creamy!
jake mc
jake mc 20 days ago
What watch do you wear? Looks great!!
James Torrie
James Torrie 20 days ago
Love how he used a butter knife to measure the paprika
nobbie01 20 days ago
Butter for frying the quesadillas makes them even better :D
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