Mexican Sincronizadas with Grilled Pineapple Pico de Gallo

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Mexican Sincronizadas with Grilled Pineapple Pico de Gallo
Mexican Sincronizadas with Grilled Pineapple Pico de Gallo
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  • Grilled Pineapple Pico de Gallo:
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 small green chile pepper, deseeded and minced
  • salt to taste
  • Sincronizadas:
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 4 thick slices Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices ham


  1. Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat; add pineapple chunks and cook until golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.
  2. Mix the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and chile pepper together in a bowl; season with salt.
  3. Lay a cheese slice onto a tortilla; top with 2 ham slices, a second cheese slice, and a second tortilla, respectively. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Heat a sandwich press to medium heat. Lay the sincronizadas on the grill and close; cook until the cheese is fully melted, 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Stir the pineapple into the tomato mixture to finish the pico de gallo; serve with the hot sincronizadas.
Mealthy tip:

Feel free to make these in a skillet; just make sure to cover it after two minutes so the cheese fully melts but the tortillas do not burn. Sincronizadas are sure to be a new family favorite!


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Jazzy Brewer says:

Mine came out pretty close to the picture and I used a George Foreman grill to make the nice lines. The only thing I switched up was I used regular pico de gallo.

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Kaylee Adams says:

Decided to make these this in the skillet and it turned out nicely. Also, I used turkey instead of ham. I also used regular, store-bought pico de gallo.

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Jenny J says:

Instead of ham I used chorizo sausage in these tasty sincronizasdas! The pineapple pico de gallo is a favorite, and pairs perfectly with the flavor and spice of the sausage.

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Laura Griffin says:

This was really delicious and definitely reminded me of a grilled cheese / quesadilla fusion. Very authentic flavors, love the salty and sweet combinations. I made this and added extra ham for my boys, they loved it.

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Caro Hodgin says:

These "sincronizadas" are basically just ham and cheese quesadillas. That being said, I would never have thought to make a ham and cheese quesadilla! Definitely in my rotation for an easy snack now. The salty ham is SO delicious with the sweet, acidic pineapple salsa.