Ham and Cheese Sinconizada

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Ham and Cheese Sincronizadas with Flour Tortillas

Ham and Cheese Sincronizadas with Flour Tortillas

Sincronizadas de Jamon con Queso

Recipe Yield

6 sincronizadas

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

4 from 6 votes


  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Safflower or corn oil optional
  • 8 ounces Chihuahua, Oaxaca, Monterey Jack, Muenster or melty cheese of your choice
  • 6 to 12 thin slices ham or turkey
  • Mexican avocado slices optional
  • Salsa of your choice

To Prepare

  • Heat a non-stick sauté pan or a comal over medium heat. Place a couple flour tortillas, many as will fit in the pan or comal, top with a generous amount of shredded cheese and one or two slices of ham or turkey. Cover with a second flour tortilla.
  • Heat until the flour tortillas in the bottom become lightly toasted and cheese starts melting. With the help of a spatula, flip them to the other side and let it heat and crisp a bit. I like to wait until the cheese oozes out, browns and crisps a little! Transfer to a plate and slice in half or quarters.
  • Serve with a salsa of your choice and slices of ripe avocado on the side.


20comments inHam and Cheese Sincronizadas with Flour Tortillas

  1. Carol Halet

    Sep 29

    Great nibbles or light lunch!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Great ideas Carol!

  2. Jerry Willar

    Sep 28

    My favorite taco truck serves their sincronizadas with slim slices of tomato and avocado inside. They’re so good.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 28


  3. Susan Reynolds

    Mar 02

    Que rico!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07


  4. Koyya Pugh

    Feb 27

    I know this is off track .But for years I been trying to find a recipe for shrimp enchiladas. I had some once in Calif ,it had the creamiest sauce in the enchilada. Thank you for your time.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      Hi Koyya, here is my recipe for Shrimp Enchiladas, I hope you’ll like it 😉 https://patijinich.com/shrimp-enchiladas-in-a-rich-tomato-sauce/

  5. Paula Bucher

    Feb 26

    Hola Pati

    Quick question: What is the difference between Sincronizadas and Quesadillas?
    Inquiring minds want to know.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      Hola Paula, from my perspective, in this case sincronizadas go with flour tortillas and are not folded, just one on top of the other. Some people call sincronizadas quesadillas, and it is fine as well 😉

  6. Pete G.

    Feb 26

    Hi Pati, Love your site. Could you please clarify the instructions on the Ham and Cheese Sincronizadas? Initially it says to; “…Place a couple flour tortillas, many as will fit in the pan or comal”, add the other ingredients, then top with one tortilla. Should it actually say, place ONE tortilla in the pan, then the ingredients, then top with one tortilla ? Thanks, Pete

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      So glad you are enjoying the recipes here on the website Pete, yay! Well, I guess it will depend on how many sincronizadas you want to make at once; I suggest you make at least two per round, one will not be enough because they are delicious 😉

  7. Ken H

    Oct 15

    Your website is taking forever to see a recipe – I was able to download the Episode, but then when I click on the photo or title of the recipe I want to see, nothing happens. I am having to reload the URL-website address about 5-times before it finally appears. Prior to finanlly working, your systems is telling me that you have malfunctions. Please get this corrected immediately for all your loyal Patrons. I do enjoy your show with the kids, family and friends, as well as the tours through many cities you vsit in Mexico.

    Here’s the error message I keep getting, until your website finally loads:

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    Additionally, a 503 Service Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


    1. Pati

      Oct 20

      During the marathon this weekend so many people were looking at recipes that the site crashed…but all is fixed now…and I hope you and all of your family enjoy the recipes!

  8. charlenna

    Dec 01

    hi..omg i love your recipes i watch it like everyday! i like the recipe with the tortillas and tomato sauce!!and i hope you could show us how to do real fruit Popsicle or icee i have always wanted to try that but waiting for your version

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 03

      Hola Charlenna, Try my recipe for Jamaica Popsicles! You can find it here: http://patijinich.com/pati_2020/2011/05/jamaica-popsicles.html. Thank you so much for watching!!

  9. wendy

    Sep 23


    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Hola Wendy, Thank you for the good feedback on my recipes. Let me know if you try the snapper recipe.

  10. Kate

    Apr 10

    This was the first episode I watched, and I decided I will be a regular viewer from now on. I loved the comparison of quesadillas to grilled cheese sandwiches. This ham and cheese sincronizada will become a favorite, I’m sure!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 11

      Kate, I am so glad you liked it and I hope you enjoy the following ones too (!!)

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