The internet loves a great food hack. I mean, we all loved cereal-size mini pancakes, and we couldn’t get enough of the Nutella two-ingredient brownies last season. But this year, you’ve probably seen the quesadilla hack to rival all hacks — and it’s a tasty one.
Simply put, you fill each quadrant of a tortilla with your favorite fillings. I chose a breakfast burrito theme, with bacon, eggs, cheese, green onions, tomatoes, and arugula. The sky is the limit! And the method is simple.
Slice a burrito-size tortilla from the side to the center, as shown. You’ll essentially have four quadrants. Fill, fold, and toast this delightful treat in a hot, dry pan. Here’s my big takeaway as a tip for you: You almost always want the bottom right quadrant to be cheese so that everything seals up perfectly.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Folded Quesadillas
Makes 6 quesadillas
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
- 6 large tortillas
- 3 cups baby arugula or spinach
- 3 medium-size tomatoes, sliced
- 2 cups shredded Colby or cheddar cheese
- 12 slices cooked bacon
- 12 eggs, scrambled 1 bunch green onions, sliced
Heat a large 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Line up your tortillas on a clean countertop. Slice once to the center of the tortilla, halfway up from the edge. Now get creative:
1. Fill the bottom-left quadrant with greens of your choice and 2 tomato slices.
2. Fill the top-left quadrant with shredded cheese and 2 cooked bacon slices.
3. Fill the top-right quadrant with scrambled eggs and a bit of cheese for “glue” (cheese optional).
4. Fill the bottom-right with shredded cheese and sliced green onions.
5. Now fold the bottom-left up and over the bacon, then to the right over the eggs, and down over the cheese and onions.
6. Place the folded quesadilla cheese quadrant in a hot pan, and heat until nicely browned.
7. Serve with salsa and sour cream.
OTHER COMBO IDEAS:
- Turkey, tomato, mozzarella, and pesto
- Taco meat, cheese, refried beans, and shredded lettuce
- Nutella, bananas, chopped peanuts, and mini marshmallows