These epic Breakfast babies were inspired by the quesadillas Ben and I had for brunch at Jethro’s a few weeks ago. They’re incredibly easy and great for a weekend breakfast or BFD (breakfast for dinner, y’all.) I whipped them up for brunch yesterday and Ben and I both devoured!
Crisped tortillas encase a hearty filling of scrambled eggs, bacon, smoked cheese, and green onions. Slathered with homemade guacamole – they are basically off the charts.
Start by cooking 3 slices bacon then draining them on a paper towel-lined plate. Once they’re cool, crumble ’em up.
Drain the fat out of the skillet then discard (or keep if that’s your preference.) To discard, I line a bowl with foil then pour the fat inside and toss when it cools. Easy, and no cleanup!
In the same skillet pour 3 eggs whisked with salt and pepper then scramble.
Now spray a separate skillet or griddle with nonstick spray and add 1 large tortilla in the center. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the whole thing then add half the scrambled eggs on one half of the tortilla.
The breakfast quesadillas I ordered at Jethro’s had smoked pork which I don’t, you know, usually keep on hand, so to mimic the flavor I used smoked gruyere. Love, love, love this cheese, which I get right at the cheese counter in the regular grocery store. It is especially mind melting when paired with apple slices. The smokey-sweet combo is incredible.
Alright, add half the crumbled bacon then chopped green onions.
Fold the tortilla over then cook until golden brown on one side. Flip then do the same on the other.
Slice with a pizza cutter and serve ’em up hot!
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Breakfast Quesadillas pack all the best of breakfast into one piping hot, crispy tortilla - in just 20 minutes!
- 3 slices bacon
- 3 eggs
- salt & pepper
- 2 large tortillas
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese (I used smoked gruyere)
- 1 green onion, chopped
- Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain then pour out grease and discard. Whisk eggs together with salt and pepper then scramble in the same skillet as the bacon. Remove to a plate then set aside.
- Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat then spray with nonstick spray. Add a tortilla then sprinkle half the cheese over the entire tortilla. Layer half the eggs, bacon, cheese, and green onion on one half of the tortilla then fold the other half over. Cook until golden brown on one side then flip and cook until golden brown on the other. Remove to a cutting board then cut into wedges with a pizza slicer. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.
I mashed up some guacamole to mound on top of the hot and cheesy quesadillas and it. Was. GOOD! I highly recommend you don’t skip this step. Enjoy!