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 • 4 600

  • 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  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

  • boi u thot
    boi u thot  58 less than a minute 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  6 hours back

      yuo and gordan ramsey need to colab

      • Michelle Morales
        Michelle Morales  10 hours back

        cheese on anythings awesome

        • Swedishmafia101 Shitposting Inc.

          Omg give me

          • Tanya Ridings
            Tanya Ridings  19 hours back

            I like your intro

            • Jeff Fielhauer
              Jeff Fielhauer  1 days back

              So much plastic. Can you do it without any?

              • Beautiful Mixed Kids
                Beautiful Mixed Kids  2 days back

                You forgot the cilantro in the guacamole!

                • Cie Fy
                  Cie Fy  2 days back

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

                  • Patrick Callahan
                    Patrick Callahan  3 days back

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

                    • Catalina Lee
                      Catalina Lee  3 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  3 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  4 days back

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

                            • PantherIsBoss
                              PantherIsBoss  4 days back

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

                              • PantherIsBoss
                                PantherIsBoss  4 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  5 days back

                                  Legit going to make one right now lol

                                  • geva tinker
                                    geva tinker  5 days back

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

                                    • lil dude
                                      lil dude  3 days back

                                      how come? what does rolling the lime do?

                                  • Levi Quillin
                                    Levi Quillin  6 days back

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

                                    • Bryce
                                      Bryce  6 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  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  5 days back

                                            @First Name essentially, yeah.

                                          • First Name
                                            First Name  5 days back

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

                                          • First Name
                                            First Name  5 days back

                                            @Lucas Keller aaaaaah thanks alot for the answer man

                                          • Lucas Keller
                                            Lucas Keller  5 days back

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

                                        • CokeDK32
                                          CokeDK32  1 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  1 weeks back

                                            Never watch this stoned.

                                            • •Scf
                                              •Scf  1 weeks back

                                              that thumbnail looked way too much like a pizza.

                                              • Melon man
                                                Melon man  1 weeks back

                                                Stop looking at the comments too, GO MAKE ONE!

                                                • Mnct1001
                                                  Mnct1001  1 weeks 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  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  1 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” 😂😂😂

                                                                        • Ivan atomicbomb
                                                                          Ivan atomicbomb  2 weeks back

                                                                          What's so good about kosher salt?

                                                                          • Oravbro
                                                                            Oravbro  1 weeks 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