Sincronizadas de Bistec

One of the first things I did when I arrived in Yahualica, was check out the local restaurants. It was then, that I noticed something on the menus, that I had never seen before. Sincronizadas. I immediately asked my hubby about them and he explained that sincronizadas are very similar to quesadillas. Well, this I had to try! It was really good and is now something that my kids ask me to make on a regular basis.

Sincronizadas are very easy to make. One of the main ingredients is cheese. The restaurants usually use American cheese and Oaxaca cheese. Today, I used queso fresco, because that's what I had on hand. For those of you in the States that might not be able to find Oaxaca cheese, mozzarella works well in this recipe.

Sincronizadas de Bistec

  • 1 lb. thin boneless beef steak (atleast 6 steaks)
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 1-1/2 cup shredded Oaxaca or Mozzarella cheese
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • butter
  • coarsely chopped lettuce
  • sliced tomato, avocado and onion
  • Canned jalapeño strips (optional)

Prepare vegetables; set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil on a griddle or a comal over medium-high heat. Brown steaks until thoroughly cooked. Remove steaks from heat; shred or chop into bite-size pieces.

Melt 1 teaspoon of butter in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place one flour tortilla in skillet. Top with 1 slice American cheese and 1/4 cup shredded Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese; cover with another flour tortilla. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bottom tortilla is a light golden brown; flip sincronizada over. cook for another minute or 2, until bottom tortilla is also a light golden brown. Remove sincronizada from pan.

Place sincronizada on a plate. Place desired amount of chopped steak on half of the sincronizada. Garnish other half with lettuce, tomato, onion and a slice of canned jalapeño. Fold sincronizada in half and serve.  Repeat with remaining tortillas. Enjoy!!!

*This recipe yields 6 sincronizadas.

With Love,
Leslie Limon


  1. Yummy. I will have to give that one a try!!!

  2. Looks good and easy, I like that. ;)

  3. Thanks Leslie,

    I really enjoy your recipes! This looks so good.