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 • 4 610

  • 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  4 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

  • Dirty Paws
    Dirty Paws  15 hours back

    Guacamole = Mashed avocados

    Quesadillas = Tortillas with chesse

    • Rainbow six
      Rainbow six  20 hours back

      what about vegan

      • elrichzann
        elrichzann  20 hours back

        This makes me want Taco Bell really bad

        • J M Moreno
          J M Moreno  1 days back

          I’m unsubscribing. If I stay here too long I’ll die of hunger. WHY DOES EVERYTHING YOY DO LOOK GOOD. I HATE SHRIMP BUT YOURS. I would eat your white choclate shrimp

          • Andre love
            Andre love  1 days back

            Am I the only one that is bothered by him calling it “ Tex-Mex” ? It’s just a Mexican dish. Texas didn’t come up with it inspired from mex.

            • Fer Rivero
              Fer Rivero  2 days back

              Use the fucking internatonal metric sistem

              • Fer Rivero
                Fer Rivero  2 days back

                But very good recipe 10/10

            • AFTRSHCK BLURR
              AFTRSHCK BLURR  2 days back

              My high ass really just made this @ 2am.🔥😭

              • Hector Gomez
                Hector Gomez  2 days back

                too much cumin

                • boi u thot
                  boi u thot  3 days 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  3 days back

                    yuo and gordan ramsey need to colab

                    • Michelle Morales
                      Michelle Morales  3 days back

                      cheese on anythings awesome

                      • Swedishmafia101 Shitposting Inc.

                        Omg give me

                        • Tanya Ridings
                          Tanya Ridings  3 days back

                          I like your intro

                          • Jeff Fielhauer
                            Jeff Fielhauer  4 days back

                            So much plastic. Can you do it without any?

                            • Beautiful Mixed Kids
                              Beautiful Mixed Kids  4 days back

                              You forgot the cilantro in the guacamole!

                              • Cie Fy
                                Cie Fy  5 days back

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

                                • Patrick Callahan
                                  Patrick Callahan  5 days back

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

                                  • Catalina Lee
                                    Catalina Lee  6 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  6 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  6 days back

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

                                          • PantherIsBoss
                                            PantherIsBoss  7 days back

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

                                            • PantherIsBoss
                                              PantherIsBoss  7 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  1 weeks back

                                                Legit going to make one right now lol

                                                • geva tinker
                                                  geva tinker  1 weeks back

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

                                                  • lil dude
                                                    lil dude  6 days back

                                                    how come? what does rolling the lime do?

                                                • Levi Quillin
                                                  Levi Quillin  1 weeks back

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

                                                  • Bryce
                                                    Bryce  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                          @First Name essentially, yeah.

                                                        • First Name
                                                          First Name  1 weeks back

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

                                                        • First Name
                                                          First Name  1 weeks back

                                                          @Lucas Keller aaaaaah thanks alot for the answer man

                                                        • Lucas Keller
                                                          Lucas Keller  1 weeks back

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

                                                      • CokeDK32
                                                        CokeDK32  2 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  2 weeks back

                                                          Never watch this stoned.

                                                          • •Scf
                                                            •Scf  2 weeks back

                                                            that thumbnail looked way too much like a pizza.

                                                            • Melon man
                                                              Melon man  2 weeks back

                                                              Stop looking at the comments too, GO MAKE ONE!

                                                              • Mnct1001
                                                                Mnct1001  2 weeks back

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

                                                                • Stoned Homer
                                                                  Stoned Homer  2 weeks back

                                                                  How does one execute a zucchini 🧐

                                                                  • join the fist 10
                                                                    join the fist 10  2 weeks back

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

                                                                    • Ailan Krohn
                                                                      Ailan Krohn  2 weeks back

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

                                                                      they tasty tho

                                                                    • Seth Hess
                                                                      Seth Hess  2 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  2 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” 😂😂😂