My inspiration for the quesadilla burger came from two very different places.
In honor of the Blago debacle here in Illinois, Kuma's Corner, a bar with excellent hamburgers, came up with the Blago burger. It has a large burger patty, a big slice of grilled bologna and yellow mustard, and instead of a bun, the burger is placed between two grilled cheese sandwiches.
Jonnell likes to watch the "Ultimate Recipe Showdown" on the Food Network on occasion. It is a cooking competition show, where the winner get a very adapted version of their recipe put on the TGI Friday's menu. Well, this show was the hamburger show, and one of the contestants had what she called a "quesadilla burger", where she put the patty and assorted fixings between two flour tortillas.
I wanted to put these two ideas together, and put the burger patty between two actual quesadillas.
First I cut down some flour and corn tortillas:
Next, I rendered down some bacon. Everything is improved by bacon :)
The corn tortilla quesadilla is up first. Normally, I am a flour tortilla person, but I wanted to try both here.
They are just cheddar & pepper jack cheese, some of the bacon and a couple jalapeno slices.
Time to cook!
Now, side 2...
The only condiment that seemed to make sense was salsa.
It came out really well.
Next up was the burger made with the flour tortillas.
Golden brown and delicious...
How did they taste?
The were both very good, both quesadillas came out great. I think the corn tortilla burger was better, I think the inner tortillas broke down a little due to the salsa and juice from the burger which made kind of a masa-thickened "sauce".
The flour tortilla burger was also pretty good, but it tasted more like a traditional burger.
I can't wait to try this again once it warms up out on the grill!!