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If you’re a picky eater, you’re going to like this one– quesadillas. My little sister and I are such picky eaters, but if there’s one thing we don’t mind eating (especially my little sister) is a quesadilla. We both like it simple– our choice of quesadilla fillings are chicken and Monterey Jack. But really, there are soooo many ways to have a quesadilla especially if you’re into fusion dishes. This post is going to show you how to make any kind of quesadilla. It’s super simple that even a newbie cook will be able to do it. There’s no need for measurements aka no recipe required. But because it’s so simple, I’ll show you different ways to dress up your quesadilla.
These are your “must haves.” You’re not making a quesadilla if you don’t include these ingredients.
- Flour tortillas
- Your choice of cheese
- Your choice of meat
- and any other fillings you want!
Choosing Cheeses for your Quesadilla
There are a few popular combinations you can try until you find which one suits your taste the most…
- Monterey Jack (this is the cheese Chipotle uses!)
- Mild Cheddar + Pepper Jack (You can find this in a mix at your local grocery market.)
- Mozzarella (add a pinch of salt and pepper)
Choosing Meat for your Quesadilla
- Chicken (most popular one!)
Alternatively, you can just make a cheese quesadilla without any meat. 🙂
Other common quesadilla fillings you can add
- Bell Peppers
- Black beans (in place of meat)
It’s like you’re making an omelette… except instead of egg, it’s a tortilla!
How to Make Quesadillas
1. Before you begin, decide your portion size.
Do you want a full-size quesadilla? Or half size?
If you want a full-size portion, you’ll need two tortillas. Half size, you need one.
2. Get your ingredients ready.
Grab your tortillas, your cheese, and any other fillings. Precook your meat and vegetables (unless they cook quickly or you prefer raw).
3. Heat your pan on medium-high heat.
4. Place your flour tortilla on the pan.
5. Start adding your meat and veggies.
If you wanted the full version, place your quesadilla fillings throughout the tortilla.
If you wanted the half version, place it only on half.
6. Add your cheese.
Be generous because the cheese will act like a glue to put the quesadilla together.
–> TIP: Move QUICKLY! You don’t want to burn the tortilla.
6. Close your tortilla.
If you wanted the full-size quesadilla, take your second tortilla and place it directly on top. Use a spatula to press down so that the cheese binds your quesadilla together.
If you wanted the half size, take your spatula and lift the side of the tortilla with no fillings on it and push it towards the other side of the tortilla. Use the spatula to press down and close.
7. Plate and enjoy your quesadilla 🙂
Different ways to have Quesadillas that include sauces/seasonings
I personally do not like adding any sauce or seasonings to my quesadilla. But a lot of people like to switch it up every now and then.
- BBQ sauce
- Add BBQ sauce inside or serve on the side.
- Chicken fajitas quesadilla-style
- Pizza Quesadilla
- Use marinara/tomato sauce along with your favorite pizza toppings.
- Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla
- Mix chicken with buffalo hot sauce before adding it to the pan.
- Korean Bulgogi Quesadilla
- Make some bulgogi (Korean marinated meat) as your choice of protein.
And that’s how you make quesadillas! Easy, right? Sometimes I forget how simple and quick making quesadillas are. I definitely need to start making this more. What about you?
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