Breakfast Quesadillas

Breakfast Quesadillas

Ever have one of those days where you look in the fridge, and you just don't know what to make?  This was one of those Saturday mornings.  Whole Foods gave us the wrong size tortillas in our grocery pickup, so my go to tacos wouldn't quite work.  So I had to improvise.

Funnily enough quesadillas is another thing that my dad used to pull out on the regular. He'd make them anytime too, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Growing up we probably had tacos once a week, so there was always some leftover rice and beans in the fridge.

Well, that is exactly where I found myself this weekend.  Leftover casamiento, rice and beans mixed together, oversized tortillas, and some other odds and ends.  So I just went for it.  Breakfast Quesadillas.  They're indulgent and fun, you should definitely try them.

Ingredients: (makes 2 quesadillas)

4 slices of bacon

4 eggs

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup casamiento (can substitute refried beans)

4 large tortillas (about eight inches in diameter)

1 tbsp butter

Hot Sauce and Sour Cream to garnish.


First, cook your bacon.  We like ours rather cripsy and that works rather well here. While the bacon is cooking, butter one side of your tortilla and drop it on a griddle.  We want the tortilla to have time to get nice and crispy.  Once you've laid down the tortilla spoon your casamiento/beans on top.  Be generous and make sure to spread it out towards the edges.  Next sprinkle your cheese on top.

Pull your bacon, and pat dry with a paper towel, before placing onto your tortilla.  You could cut it into pieces if you'd like to spread it around more, but we felt strips was easier and quite effective.  Now drop your eggs into the skillet with you bacon fat.  We want to cook the edges of the eggs to be crispy, but be fast so that the yolks don't cook through.


Once your yolks are just set enough to move, place two eggs per tortilla, sprinkle with another layer of cheese, place your second tortilla on top.  Ok, now the hard part...  are you ready to flip?  If you use a griddle pan this is much easier, take a plate place it on top and flip, voila!  

Let the second side of your tortilla get crispy and you're ready to serve!  Cut into wedges, and garnish with sour cream, and hot sauce of your choice.


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