Quesadilla: A Great Meal from the Fantastic Tortilla

The quesadilla was originally created in colonial Mexico, but it has been enjoyed by people from all over the world in the years since. Nowadays, quesadillas that are made in Mexico are made from a cooked corn tortilla that is filled with Oaxaca cheese and cooked in the same pan that tortillas are prepared in. In most cases, they are cooked without the addition of oil, and they are usually served with various condiments, including red or green salsa, sour cream, guacamole and more. Although most of the quesadillas that are enjoyed in Mexico are filled solely with cheese, some do include various meats and vegetables as fillings as well.

Quesadillas are also frequently enjoyed in the United States. In the US, many people prepare their quesadillas with fillings such as chicken, steak, shredded pork or ground beef. They also almost always include cheese, and many people also fill them with vegetables like peppers and onions. Americans enjoy quesadillas in Mexican restaurants, and many enjoy making them at home as well. One major difference between the quesadillas that are enjoyed in America and the ones that are enjoyed in Mexico is the type of tortilla; although many Americans do enjoy corn tortillas, they are more frequently enjoyed in flour tortillas.

About Zia Diner:

The Zia Diner is a true Santa Fe icon, now celebrating 25 years as a part of this community. Serving upscale, down home comfort food, the Zia Diner serves updated renditions of diner classics – think Green Chile-Pinon Meatloaf – along with an eclectic menu of southwestern and international comfort food. This high-energy restaurant and bar prides itself on its professional and friendly service and exceptional food. The Zia uses grass-fed, additive-free beef, free-range and additive-free chicken and eggs, and local, organic, fair-trade Agapao Coffee. Their bread is delivered daily from Fano Bakery in Albuquerque. All pies, cakes, cookies and pastries are baked from scratch in their kitchen.

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