This week we are enjoying quesadillas from Mexico as we channel the upcoming warmer weather! So grab a couple margaritas and enjoy making this great recipe with your kids!
Mexico shares its borders with the USA in the north, Belize, and Guatemala in the south. The border between Mexico and the US is the second-longest border in the world and it runs for approximately 2,000 miles. Most people in Mexico speak Spanish and it is the country with the most Spanish speakers in the world.
Quesadilla literally means ‘little cheesy thing’ and originated in central Mexico in the 16th century. The main ingredients for quesadillas are corn flour tortillas filled with cheese, plus any other savory ingredients like chicken, beans, and spices.
250g can black beans
1 red onion, thinly sliced
100g cherry tomatoes
175g shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
10 corn flour tortilla
- Heat a large skillet on medium heat.
- Add a small amount of oil, about ½ a teaspoon.
- Take one tortilla and place it in the pan.
- Add the cheese, make sure to cover the whole tortilla.
- Add the toppings you have chosen, making sure you are not layering the ingredients too thickly.
- Lower the heat and cover the pan. Check after a minute to see if the cheese has melted.
- Once the cheese has melted, use a spatula to lift one side and flip it over the other side.
- Remove the quesadilla from the pan and cut into wedges.
- Serve with some salsa or some Mexican crema.
Little Fingers Can
The nature of the recipe makes it possible for children of all ages to join in the making and sharing of this dish, under adult supervision.
Did you try these quesadillas from Mexico? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!
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