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Sincronizadas de Jamón (Ham Quesadillas)

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
These delicious sincronizadas de jamón require minimal ingredients and are ready to eat in minutes! A great meal or snack to prepare with leftover ham.

Anytime you need a quick snack or meal for your family, sincronizadas de jamón (ham quesadiilas) are always a big hit. Pair them with a fresh pico de gallo salsa or guacamole any night of the week. Sincronizadas de jamón are prepared with two flour tortillas perfectly matched, a lot of good melting cheese and smoky ham. My favorite varieties of Mexican cheese, for melting, would be Chihuahua and Oaxaca cheese. This would be the perfect recipe to prepare with any leftover baked ham. And if you have never enjoyed a sincronizada with homemade flour tortillas, it is a must!


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  1. In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the fresh pico de gallo salsa. Stir well to combine, taste for salt. Cover and set aside.
  2. Preheat large comal or griddle pan to just below medium heat for a few minutes.
  3. Brush one side of flour tortillas with oil. When griddle is hot, place 4 tortillas on hot surface, oil side down. Cook for 30 seconds. Flip over and to each tortilla, add 1/3 cup of cheese, 1/3 cup of ham and then top with another 1/4 cup of cheese.
  4. Top each with another tortilla and press down gently. After a few minutes when sincronizada browns and is crispy, flip it over. Cook for another few minutes or until cheese melts nicely.
  5. Remove from hot surface onto a cutting board and let them sit for a minutes before slicing into quarters. Serve with pico de gallo and guacamole.

Chef Notes

Cook your quesadillas or sincronizadas at a lower temperature. If the heat source is too high, the tortillas will burn before the cheese has a chance to melt inside. If you cover the sincronizadas with a lid from a pan while they cook, the steam created will help the cheese melt faster.

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