Here’s How to Make Sincronizadas, a Mexican Favorite

Sincronizadas might not be well known outside of Mexico, but if you ask anyone who has lived in this massive Latin American country about them, you will find out just how popular they are.

Quesadillas are known throughout the world, but it’s a shame that their slightly less buttoned-down cousin, the sincronizada, hasn’t gotten famous yet. These Mexican ham and cheese melts are both easy to make and delicious.

Why not try making it for yourself and give it a taste? Here’s how.


  • 2 large corn tortillas
  • 2-3 slices of deli ham
  • 2 slices of any kind of mild, white cheese
  • Cholula hot sauce, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Start off by placing olive oil in a skillet on your stove. Take one tortilla, spread it on the skillet and allow it to get coated by a moderate amount of olive oil. Then, take the other tortilla and lay it down in the skillet.
  2. After this, add the cheese to the tortilla. Next, sprinkle Cholula hot sauce on top of the cheese to taste, depending on how spicy you want it to be.
  3. Finally, finish the sincronizada with the slices of ham and then add the other tortilla on top. Turn on the skillet to medium heat.
  4. Allow the cheese to melt and the tortilla to slightly brown, and then flip onto the other side and allow the tortilla to slightly brown.
  5. Take out of the skillet and enjoy!