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Sincronzidas to save the day!
When I don’t know what to make or I’m rushing around, I know this recipe has got my back.
In a nutshell, this is a ham and cheese quesadilla made on a flour tortilla. You only need 3 ingredients, and it is ready in a snap. I mean, what’s not to love about that?!
Just add your favorite Mexican salsa, and lunch is ready!
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Here are the only ingredients you need:
That’s it! Do you see why this makes the easiest meal?
Please note: These are regular size tortillas and meant to serve one person.
You can even use the monster burritos size tortillas to make huge pieces and feed a crowd. Smaller tortillas will make fewer wedges and smaller pieces that you can serve as appetizers.
More Easy Mexican Lunch Recipes:
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Sopa de Fideo
How to Make It
- Place flour tortilla on a hot griddle.
- Add ham and cheese on the tortilla.
- Place another flour tortilla on top.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
For this recipe, you can use thinly sliced ham or ham steaks. Both work, and it’s really whatever you’ve got on hand.
FYI: Ham steaks will require longer cooking time. Thicker meat takes longer to be cooked through. If using, be careful not to burn the tortilla.
Pro Tip:Use shredded cheese or thinly sliced cheese. It will melt faster. Thicker pieces of cheese will take longer to melt.
Only serving one person? Add the ham and cheese to one half of the tortilla. Fold over the other half.
Types of Cheeses To Use:
- Monterey Jack
- Queso Asadero
- Queso Manchego
- Queso Oaxaca
What is quesadilla cheese?
There is such a thing in Mexico as “Quesadilla Cheese,” and you’ll see it labeled as such.
Monterey Jack, Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Asadero, Manchego, or Mozzarella. Any cheese that melts well.
What can you put in a quesadilla?
Sincronizadas are basically ham and cheese quesadillas made in a flour tortilla. You can add other things like grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.
Some people will make this recipe with steak or carne asada instead of ham.
Can you use corn tortillas to make this recipe? Of course! Mexicans, for the most part, will use corn tortillas for quesadillas. Traditionally, though, flour tortillas are used for sincronizadas.
How Long Does It Last?
Sincronizadas will last up to 3 days. Freezing can make the tortillas mushy. To reheat from the freezer, warm up on a hot griddle.
What to Serve With Them
Chile de Arbol Salsa
Take a bite out of one of these delicious sincronizadas! Such an EASY recipe that’s hard not to love.
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- 8 Flour Tortillas
- 8 Ham slices
- 2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese
- On a hot griddle, place a flour tortilla.
- Top of the tortilla, add 2 slices of ham.
- Add 1/2 cup cheese.
- Top with another flour tortilla.
- Cook for 2 minutes.
- Flip. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.