The only sincronizadas or quesadillas I ever knew were prepared with corn tortillas! All those times prepared homemade flour tortillas, why didn’t I ever think of preparing a quesadilla! Why? Lol!
Quesadillas, the Mexican version of the grilled cheese sandwich. They can be filled with almost anything and it’s a quick, filling meal. Sincronizadas means to be synchronized or in this case stacked. The quesadillas I grew up enjoying were strictly prepared with corn tortillas and simply filled with cheese. It was not until we moved to Texas in the early 80’s that I discovered quesadillas, the Tex Mex version.
Keep Scrolling to see the cheesiest single stacked ham sincronizada ever!
Enjoying and indulging in a cheesy quesadilla always makes me feel like a kid! All in moderation, of course. If you scroll towards the bottom, I have added some new photos of the sincronizada I enjoyed earlier today! Smoky baked ham and all!
Notes: The great thing about quesadillas, is that you really could fill them with almost anything! Try adding some roasted chicken, shredded beef or spicy shrimp. A great quick meal!
Roasted Green Chiles….
Beans and Avocado…..
- 1 cup mashed pinto beans black beans or refried beans
- 1 cup sauteed peppers lightly seasoned, of your choice ( I combined poblanos, anaheims, jalapeños, green bell, red bell, and pickled cherry peppers)
- 1 1/2 cups of a good melting cheese such as monterey jack, Oaxaca, Chihuahua or queso quesadilla, shredded
- Avocado or grapeseed oil for brushing the tortillas
- 12 flour tortillas no bigger than 6 inches
- Preheat a large griddle pan to medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
- Lay out 4 tortillas, add enough beans to cover the surface of each tortilla. Add some cheese, another tortilla, a layer of peppers, more cheese and finally the last tortilla.
- Add a little oil to the griddle pan and add the quesadillas. Brush the tops with more olive oil and cover them lightly with foil paper. This will create a little steam and help melt the cheese. Flip over when nicely browned and cook for another few minutes.
- Remove from griddle and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Cut into quarters and serve with your favorite salsa.