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Unlimited, Unusual Quesadilla Creations to Be Made at Freebirds

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"Why would you ever go to a place that specializes in burritos and order a quesadilla? That's like getting lo mein at a pizza place." -Anonymous

Because Freebirds, my friends, provides a unique opportunity to make your own funky one-of-a-kind quesadilla. While at most other burrito, Tex-Mex, taco restaurants, your quesadilla filling choices (if any) are limited as well as conventional (chicken or cheese or pork or steak), at Freebirds the entire line of proteins, cheeses, tortillas, salsas, vegetables, herbs, and sauces are available for incorporation into your burrito.

What results is not so much the tyranny of choice (though the decisive may disagree) but the potential for spontaneous creativity. Some roasted garlic with your chicken and jack cheese quesadilla? Why not? Not so excited about having a flour tortilla with your carnitas and queso fresco quesadilla? Go for the cayenne.

Although half the fun is designing your own special (note: not necessarily delicious) combination, here are some suggestions:

P.L.T Quesadilla: Flour tortilla, pork carnitas, bacon, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream.

Veritable Veggie Quesadilla: Spinach tortilla, mixed cheeses, roasted veggies, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, guacamole, green sauce.

Feel the Burn Quesadilla: Cayenne tortilla, steak, jack cheese, jalapenos, white onions, hot tomatillo sauce, death sauce.

(Sort of) Healthy Quesadilla. Wheat tortilla, white meat chicken, black beans, mixed, tomatoes, avocado...just a bit of bacon...maybe some queso...

Is-This-Really-Still-A-Quesadilla Quesadilla: Flour tortilla, ground beef, mixed cheeses, refried beans, shredded lettuce, tortilla strips, salsa. Top with queso.

Come up with another creation of which you're particularly proud? Let us know in the comments.

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