Sincronizadas are quesadillas made with ham and cheese. They were a common light meal in the part of Mexico where I stayed this year and make a quick and easy breakfast or lunch. Serve with your favorite salsa or canned chile slices.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 sincronizada


  • 2 (8 inch) flour tortillas

  • ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 2 slices ham


  1. Warm a griddle or a flat pan over medium heat. Sprinkle 1/2 of the Monterey Jack cheese over 1 of the tortillas, add ham, and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the ham. Top with the second tortilla.

  2. Cook sincronizada on the griddle or flat pan until tortillas are lightly toasted and the cheese has melted, turning with a spatula or tongs to toast both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

534 Calories
22g Fat
58g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 534
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 1569mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 364mg 28%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 351mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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