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 • 4 592

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   5 months back

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

    • Blorps _
      Blorps _  1 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

  • Patrick Callahan
    Patrick Callahan  7 hours back

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

    • Catalina Lee
      Catalina Lee  10 hours back

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

      • Đức Anh Vũ Nguyễn
        Đức Anh Vũ Nguyễn  10 hours back

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

        • Kaiser Frost
          Kaiser Frost  14 hours 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  1 days back

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

            • PantherIsBoss
              PantherIsBoss  2 days back

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

              • PantherIsBoss
                PantherIsBoss  2 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  2 days back

                  Legit going to make one right now lol

                  • geva tinker
                    geva tinker  3 days back

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

                    • lil dude
                      lil dude  14 hours back

                      how come? what does rolling the lime do?

                  • Levi Quillin
                    Levi Quillin  4 days back

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

                    • Bryce
                      Bryce  4 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  5 days 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  5 days 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  2 days back

                            @First Name essentially, yeah.

                          • First Name
                            First Name  2 days back

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

                          • First Name
                            First Name  2 days back

                            @Lucas Keller aaaaaah thanks alot for the answer man

                          • Lucas Keller
                            Lucas Keller  2 days back

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

                        • CokeDK32
                          CokeDK32  5 days 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  6 days back

                            Never watch this stoned.

                            • •Scf
                              •Scf  6 days back

                              that thumbnail looked way too much like a pizza.

                              • Melon man
                                Melon man  6 days back

                                Stop looking at the comments too, GO MAKE ONE!

                                • Mnct1001
                                  Mnct1001  7 days 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  1 weeks back

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

                                          • J K
                                            J K  1 weeks back

                                            They all look delicious 😋👌

                                            • Courteney Campbell
                                              Courteney Campbell  1 weeks back

                                              Imma make these for uni

                                              • SpanWolf
                                                SpanWolf  1 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  1 weeks back

                                                  I literally thought the title said Baldi's Basics LOL

                                                  • Oravbro
                                                    Oravbro  6 days back

                                                    wow... just wow

                                                • Ryker87
                                                  Ryker87  1 weeks back

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

                                                  • Sonam Jain
                                                    Sonam Jain  1 weeks back

                                                    He’s the Ryan Reynolds of food

                                                    • Natalia Clawson
                                                      Natalia Clawson  1 weeks back


                                                      • Signe Anderson
                                                        Signe Anderson  1 weeks back

                                                        “Flippin’ the ‘dillas” 😂😂😂

                                                        • Ivan atomicbomb
                                                          Ivan atomicbomb  2 weeks back

                                                          What's so good about kosher salt?

                                                          • Oravbro
                                                            Oravbro  6 days 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

                                                                    • Simon K
                                                                      Simon K  2 weeks back

                                                                      "pretending they are fresh" haha

                                                                      • Gabe 3062
                                                                        Gabe 3062  2 weeks back


                                                                        • Nosuuddo
                                                                          Nosuuddo  2 weeks back

                                                                          I made one and my brother almost cried
                                                                          I cried

                                                                          • Dean Albutt
                                                                            Dean Albutt  2 weeks back

                                                                            I know its sacrilege but I made some bacon cheese burger Quesa'not'dillas I call them hate me all you want but they were great.

                                                                            • Diego Ruiz
                                                                              Diego Ruiz  2 weeks back

                                                                              Nothing beats a corn tortilla quesadilla with mozzarella cheese with cream and a Serrano pepper

                                                                              • MrHarmongaming
                                                                                MrHarmongaming  2 weeks back

                                                                                Thanks for including people who don't eat meat <3 FeelsGoodMan

                                                                                • hallax
                                                                                  hallax  2 weeks back


                                                                                  • Big Paul
                                                                                    Big Paul  2 weeks back

                                                                                    What is kosher salt?

                                                                                    • ExplodingJellyfish
                                                                                      ExplodingJellyfish  2 weeks back

                                                                                      **stomach rubmles** god this is worse than Food Network- I need