How Do You Make Quesadillas?


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To make quesadillas, cook a filling of vegetables and meat along with cheese in between 2 tortillas in a skillet or griddle. Common ingredients include chicken or steak, onions, peppers, beans, and Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese.

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How Do You Make Quesadillas?
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To make quesadillas, first gather ingredients for the filling. Some suggestions for meat ingredients are grilled or baked chicken cut into thin strips or shredded or thinly-sliced grilled carne asada beef. Some suggestions for vegetable ingredients are cooked beans, corn, diced onions or diced bell peppers. Any melting cheese can be used, such as cheddar, Monterey Jack, colby or fontina. For the tortillas, large flour tortillas about 10 inches in size are suggested.

Start by mixing the filling ingredients together in a bowl and warming in a microwave or skillet. Melt 1 teaspoon butter or vegetable oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add a tortilla to a skillet, and spread a 1/2 cup cheese on top of the tortilla. Add about 1/2 cup of the filling in a single layer on half of the tortilla being careful to not overload. When the cheese begins to melt and the underside of the tortilla shows golden-brown spots, fold the quesadilla in half and transfer to a cutting board. Slice into wedges and serve.

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