Hubs and I are huge fans of Taco Bell’s chicken quesadilla. We don’t have a Taco Bell very close to us so we rarely get to have it. I’ve been making our own homemade quesadillas for a few years now but we always thought they needed something extra. The sauce on Taco Bell’s quesadillas definitely is what makes them great.
I’ve always wondered how I could recreate the sauce at home. I tried a few different variations on my own with no success. I recently came across a recipe specifically for Taco Bell’s sauce. So of course I had to try it! I just had to keep that mayo was in it under my hat from the hubster. He won’t touch anything with mayo so I’ve gotta hide it from him!
I’ve gotta say this is pretty dead on. I think I put too many jalapenos in ours cause it had some extra kick. But the melted cheese mellowed it out nicely.
Taco Bell’s Quesadilla Sauce
from Cottage Sisters
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons minced jalapeno slices
2 teaspoons juice from jalapeno slices
¾ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1. Mince enough jalapeno slices to make up 2 teaspoons worth. (I used my mini food processor to do this then just added the other ingredients right in the mini food processor)
2. Add remaining ingredients to the minced jalapenos and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to let the flavors develop.
3. Use about one tablespoon for each quesadilla. (I make mine with large tortilla shells, sharp cheddar cheese, monterey jack cheese and packaged pre-cooked Tyson chicken strips.)