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History of Quesadillas

Quesadillas are basically toasted tortillas with cheese (queso is cheese in Spanish) inside. The name in Spanish literally means “little cheesy thing.”  What constitutes a quesadilla varies greatly between the U.S and Mexico and there is no universal agreement among chefs about them.  They agree that the quesadilla and taco or burrito are different; the former being cooked after being filled or stuffed while the later two are filled with pre-cooked ingredients. Also they may be made with flour, corn or wheat tortillas as well as Mexican Masa (tamale version.)