What is Quesadilla?

The word "quesadilla" roughly translates to "little cheesy pastry" in Mexican Spanish, and it's a fairly apt description, although instead of true pastry, a corn or flour tortilla is commonly used — flour in northern Mexico, corn most other places. In some versions, the quesadilla is made with a raw tortilla whose edges are crimped together around the filling before cooking, which results in something a little more like a turnover.

Quesadilla Shopping Tips

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Quesadilla Cooking How-Tos

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.

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