Quesadillas | Basics with Babish

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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  1. Binging with Babish

    Binging with Babish

    Mês atrás

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

    • Zesty Zanzil

      Zesty Zanzil

      11 dias atrás

      I was unable to find the recipe on your website. :(

    • Federal Bureau of Investigation

      Federal Bureau of Investigation

      13 dias atrás

      Im not fat anymore giys

    • Dawson Toulouse

      Dawson Toulouse

      16 dias atrás

      +Craig same.

    • LilHoneybun


      16 dias atrás

      Didn't even notice until you said anything.

  2. Dark Sev.

    Dark Sev.

    Hora atrás

    Stop making good shit that makes me hungry.

  3. SKY MY

    SKY MY

    5 horas atrás

    The feeling when your Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Czech Republic) has name Babiš (Babish) :D

  4. M A S O N

    M A S O N

    13 horas atrás

    Case of d uuhs are so delicious!

  5. Sup Soul

    Sup Soul

    14 horas atrás

    Video ends @ 5:05

  6. Sup Soul

    Sup Soul

    14 horas atrás

    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.

  7. Mary Luong

    Mary Luong

    22 horas atrás

    I left out the cayenne, but is it normal for my chicken marinade to be like super dark brown...?

  8. Juju Ju

    Juju Ju

    Dia atrás

    I'm fasting

  9. spellthemagicword


    Dia atrás

    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.

  10. Hoksworth Wipple

    Hoksworth Wipple

    Dia atrás

    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?

  11. bernardo flores

    bernardo flores

    Dia atrás

    Why put cumin in everything, Mexican food not have cumin if you want spice put chili , and guacamole has concasse tomatoes

  12. Pig’s Brain

    Pig’s Brain

    Dia atrás


  13. Maliq Daseuq

    Maliq Daseuq

    Dia atrás

    Dude you make everything seem so simple. Keep it up🙏

  14. triadwarfare


    Dia atrás

    Can we use iodized salt? kosher salt is rare and expensive

    • TheEchelon1619


      Dia atrás

      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.

  15. Alexander Hicks

    Alexander Hicks

    Dia atrás

    The oil at the end is unnecessary. It will get that same color and crisp without the oil

  16. Jose Luis Hernandez

    Jose Luis Hernandez

    2 dias atrás

    Bob Dillas

  17. Alyssa Shea

    Alyssa Shea

    2 dias atrás

    I'm deeply unsettled by that oregano pronunciation.

  18. KCuahtemoc


    2 dias atrás

    Quesadillas are not Tex-Mex cuisine.

  19. azizah auliyatusshoffy

    azizah auliyatusshoffy

    3 dias atrás

    I don’t expect anything basic from you. But this is far from basic. LOVE IT THI

  20. Mario Garcia

    Mario Garcia

    3 dias atrás

    Looks delicious but that's not a quesadilla...

  21. Sami D.

    Sami D.

    3 dias atrás

    I’m glad you said TexMex aka Gringo Food - true quesadillas are so much better.

  22. Jocelyn Parra

    Jocelyn Parra

    3 dias atrás

    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

  23. Anarki N

    Anarki N

    3 dias atrás

    You forgot to crush your oregano! :( But your voice makes it okay. This time...

  24. Jonathan Hargreaves

    Jonathan Hargreaves

    3 dias atrás

    I just made this quesadilla for lunch. OmG it was sooo good!

  25. I'mnotbored


    4 dias atrás

    Thanks for the vegetarian option

  26. Abigayle Grace Morgan

    Abigayle Grace Morgan

    4 dias atrás

    Did you cut your finger or was that pepper?

  27. CNM1234


    4 dias atrás

    How can you see if they are ready to flip? I did it too early and they fell apart. Still delicious though!

  28. Mpessam Essam

    Mpessam Essam

    4 dias atrás

    I dare you to make marmelate from padington

  29. Joseph Llamas Lopez

    Joseph Llamas Lopez

    4 dias atrás

    ''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


      2 dias atrás

      Joseph Llamas Lopez this quesadilla is pretty common in the US.

  30. Fart Fairy

    Fart Fairy

    4 dias atrás

    Instructions unclear. Dick caught in a ceiling fan

  31. Max Santos

    Max Santos

    4 dias atrás

    Cheese isn't vegan right?

  32. Kryonyde


    4 dias atrás

    you forgot the vegan quesadilla with its filling of cigarette butts and sadness.

    • Mango and Guava Fruit Smoothie

      Mango and Guava Fruit Smoothie

      4 dias atrás

      And shitty beat poetry

  33. AshleyNavy TV

    AshleyNavy TV

    4 dias atrás

    He was fast!!!!

  34. Gray Chapman's Pipe

    Gray Chapman's Pipe

    4 dias atrás

    I finally understand the Steam Powered Giraffe song xD

  35. Luis AR

    Luis AR

    4 dias atrás

    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..

  36. Bob


    4 dias atrás

    If i made this i would only do cheese and corn.

  37. Dania Malik

    Dania Malik

    4 dias atrás

    I just found your channel and wow your so funny 🤣 I think I’m in love 🥰

  38. Earl Powell

    Earl Powell

    5 dias atrás

    Hold on. Traditionally, Mexican quesadillas are corn, sincronizadas are flour.

  39. Ashley A

    Ashley A

    5 dias atrás

    Olay I AM going to go make a quesadilla now but NOT because you told be to lol

    • Shadow


      Dia atrás

      +Ashley A Lol, what? You acting high or some shit? Lmao.

    • Ashley A

      Ashley A

      Dia atrás

      +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


      4 dias atrás

      That wasn’t funny, but ok, lol.

  40. GhostRama13


    5 dias atrás

    I know I'm really late with this but have you tried one with chorizo?

  41. SofusBastian


    5 dias atrás

    Made these today they are so good

  42. DeLePlays


    6 dias atrás

    I put shredded cheese on the outside. Toasty and delicious!

  43. Jacob Hald

    Jacob Hald

    6 dias atrás

    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?

  44. Deggo


    6 dias atrás

    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


      6 dias atrás

      Usually it’s carne asada, chicken, or chorizo

  45. Erron Black

    Erron Black

    6 dias atrás

    Steak and chicken is what’s really OP.

  46. Emma


    7 dias atrás

    I wanna marry that man.

  47. Shibop


    7 dias atrás

    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!

  48. TheEpicPandaGaming4You


    7 dias atrás

    I would watch this if it’s on Netflix.

  49. Amador Figueroa

    Amador Figueroa

    7 dias atrás

    Love the simpsons reference

  50. pissnachos


    8 dias atrás

    Im high asf, give me some of them tortilla pizzas

    • pissnachos


      8 dias atrás

      me too

  51. Lillth


    8 dias atrás

    Quesadilla aka Mexican grilled cheese!

  52. Alan Garcia

    Alan Garcia

    8 dias atrás

    I'm Mexican I will say those are THE MOST WHITEST QUSADILLA IVE EVER SEEN but I will admit they look good

  53. Luis Alberto Miranda Rosas

    Luis Alberto Miranda Rosas

    8 dias atrás

    Me quedan más chingonas a mi

  54. Toastio


    8 dias atrás

    i wish i could cook

  55. Whatareyoudoingyouidiot


    9 dias atrás

    This is just a Mexican grilled cheese sandwich. Change my mind.

  56. Joey Ciriello

    Joey Ciriello

    9 dias atrás

    I love your commentary, "take you corn out of the can and pretend it's fresh"

  57. PrayforMojo


    9 dias atrás

    no cilantro in the guac? blasphemer!!

  58. Gabriel Sonicstar

    Gabriel Sonicstar

    9 dias atrás

    I used non-kosher salt and Moses killed my family.

  59. Croissant


    10 dias atrás

    "remove to slice and CONSUME." I FELT THAT. LOL

  60. Valley Pathfinder

    Valley Pathfinder

    10 dias atrás

    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.



    10 dias atrás

    Never seen a "Dilla" made with oil I myself always use butter, to each their own I suppose 🤗

  62. Yair Navarrete

    Yair Navarrete

    10 dias atrás

    If you're Mexican they probably remind you of childhood 😂

  63. Marwand Kochai

    Marwand Kochai

    11 dias atrás

    Monk fish turducken from malcolm in the middle plz

  64. clas succ

    clas succ

    11 dias atrás

    Bbq Pulled pork works really well on quesadillas

  65. Shotty Kale

    Shotty Kale

    12 dias atrás

    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

      10 dias atrás

      This is an underrated comment lmfaooooooooo

  66. aMasterSmoker


    12 dias atrás

    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

  67. Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    13 dias atrás

    Im not fat anymore

  68. Ranny Gomez

    Ranny Gomez

    13 dias atrás

    That cheese did not look vegan lol

  69. Protector of the commonwealth

    Protector of the commonwealth

    13 dias atrás

    Tried doing it, failed at the flip

  70. StealthCyclone


    13 dias atrás

    Chihuahua cheese is hands down the best quesadilla cheese

    • Whatareyoudoingyouidiot


      9 dias atrás

      *looks at dog suspiciously* ...No.

  71. AnimeNerd Alert100

    AnimeNerd Alert100

    13 dias atrás

    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

  72. HPS-47


    14 dias atrás

    0:16 and the next basics episode is.... cheese dips, oh gosh, Babish is trying to have a heart attack!

  73. TDM12345678910111213


    14 dias atrás

    for me its just tortillas and cheese lmao

  74. Kids And Moms

    Kids And Moms

    14 dias atrás

    Looks lovely yummy and healthy food. Nice cooking !!

  75. Ulises Galaviz Nuñez

    Ulises Galaviz Nuñez

    14 dias atrás

    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)

  76. Mads Kræmer Kagelund

    Mads Kræmer Kagelund

    15 dias atrás

    For an even better guac add some sour cream in there to make it even more creamy!

  77. jake mc

    jake mc

    15 dias atrás

    What watch do you wear? Looks great!!

  78. James Torrie

    James Torrie

    15 dias atrás

    Love how he used a butter knife to measure the paprika

  79. nobbie01


    15 dias atrás

    Butter for frying the quesadillas makes them even better :D

  80. olivert Gomez

    olivert Gomez

    15 dias atrás

    I hate you babish you make me hungry!😂😉😩😩😩😩😩😫😫😫😫😫😋

  81. ice_wallow_come69420XDXD


    16 dias atrás


  82. ann f

    ann f

    16 dias atrás

    I high key have a final tomorrow but here I am, rewatching a video about making a food that I can’t even eat

  83. Frankto Vinneti

    Frankto Vinneti

    16 dias atrás

    What is this swanky new knife?

  84. Sun Hat

    Sun Hat

    16 dias atrás

    "Basics", yet there are 17 ingredients and 25 steps...

    • Smokey Robinson

      Smokey Robinson

      14 dias atrás

      deal with it bitch

  85. Joshua Abraham

    Joshua Abraham

    16 dias atrás

    i cant make one because im poor

  86. _ Aidan Small

    _ Aidan Small

    17 dias atrás

    Would you say the seasoning could also be used for enchiladas??

  87. Jake Lawless

    Jake Lawless

    17 dias atrás

    No way you said oregano like that ...

    • Mx. Yellow

      Mx. Yellow

      5 dias atrás

      It's probably the same reason why he says "Worcestershire" wrong too, to annoy people off lol

  88. Batnab


    17 dias atrás

    Quesadillas > grilled cheese

  89. Vincent van Berkum

    Vincent van Berkum

    17 dias atrás

    No one is going to mention that he used cheese on a vegan quesadilla?

    • Ethan Wyse

      Ethan Wyse

      17 dias atrás

      Vincent van Berkum it was a vegetarian one not vegan

  90. kungfuactioncheese


    18 dias atrás

    “Or-ah-gone-oh”? You’re an American banish. It’s pronounced “or-egg-ah-no”

  91. bleakstk


    18 dias atrás

    these are the worst quesadillas i've seen and the worst/most complicated quesadilla tutorial, and to be clear that's not half a quesadilla, cheese in a folded tortilla is a full quesadilla but clearly in your channel you love to make shit up and pretend like you know everything. this is suposed to be called "basics" but there is nothing basic about this stupid recipe.

  92. 0o END o0

    0o END o0

    18 dias atrás

    I preferred to cook them in butter than oil

  93. Grizz1ee


    18 dias atrás

    Do mac and cheese next, please. Also if there is a good way to spice it up other than bacon(I've tried it so many times I'm bored) that would be great.

    • Kevin Godec

      Kevin Godec

      3 dias atrás

      im making fu**ing mac and cheese and nobody can stop me

    • Bob Jones

      Bob Jones

      5 dias atrás

      I put a little hot sauce in my Mac

    • Haylztheunicorn


      16 dias atrás

      You're in luck! He's already done Mac and Cheese, it's hidden in his Basics with Babish video on sauces :)

  94. Angelo Romeo

    Angelo Romeo

    18 dias atrás

    You should do a basics with Babish On crepes! Both sweet and savory!

  95. Abir Chaudhuri

    Abir Chaudhuri

    18 dias atrás

    Video ends at 5:06.

  96. celticdenefew


    19 dias atrás

    Just found this channel and I love the commentary and snarky remarks. But also a little disturbed you only brought the chicken to 155F instead of 165F?

  97. G Hagström

    G Hagström

    19 dias atrás

    wow Bono makes some killer quesadillas

  98. King Santos

    King Santos

    19 dias atrás

    How is it vegan when i t has freaking CHEESE

  99. Alex Bollinger

    Alex Bollinger

    19 dias atrás

    Babish I know it's been a week but why not put cheese on each side?

  100. Josh Reitze

    Josh Reitze

    19 dias atrás


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