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Torta de Jamón (Mexican Ham Sandwich)

A torta de jamón is a super delicious and easy Mexican ham sandwich.

It’s perfect for lunch or even dinner when you’re running low on time.

This easy tuna melt is another delicious sandwich you’ll have to try next!

torta de jamon on a white plate

An authentic Mexican ham sandwich is made with a bolillo roll.

Bolillos are also used to make molletes.

I found a bag of four bolillo rolls at my local grocery store.

If you can’t find them you can substitute with french bread.

Or you can make your own bolillo bread at home.

Here is great recipe for them here.

bolillo roll

What do I need to make a torta de jamón?

This will be your sandwich after all so what you want on it is up to you.

This is how my husband makes his sandwich and it’s pretty good!

  • Bolillo roll
  • Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Refried beans
  • Ham
  • Queso fresco
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Onion slices
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Sliced avocado

How to make a Mexican ham sandwich

Slice the bolillo roll in half. Melt some butter in a skillet over medium high heat.

Toast the bolillo roll slices on each side for 20-30 seconds.

toasting a bolillo roll

Toasting the bolillo rolls will give them a delicious buttery flavor and it will crisp up the bread a little.

toasting bolillo rolls

Spread mayonnaise on both halves of bread. You can just spread it on one half if you prefer.

My husband likes both halves with mayonnaise. I prefer just one. What about you?

mayonnaise on slices of bolillo bread

Spread some refried beans on one half.

refried beans on a slice of bolillo bread

Then top with some shredded lettuce and some slices of ham.

assembling a Mexican ham sandwich

Next add the tomato slices, onion slices, pickled jalapeños, queso fresco and avocado slices. Then close the sandwich.

assembling a torta de jamon

You’re going to love this easy and yummy sandwich recipe. It’s full of flavor and lots of veggies. Give it a try!

a torta de jamon on a white plate

I hope you enjoy today’s recipe. I really love the addition of refried beans on a sandwich. It’s different and really good!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. And don’t forget to leave it a rating!

Thanks for visiting! See you soon!

a Mexican ham sandwich on a white plate
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Torta de Jamón (Mexican Ham Sandwich)

A torta de jamón is a delicious Mexican ham sandwich that is perfect for lunch or even dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican ham sandwich, torta de jamon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Calories 363 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 1 bolillo roll spliced into two halves
  • 1/2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup refried beans
  • 5 ham slices
  • queso fresco to taste
  • shredded lettuce to taste
  • 5 roma tomato slices
  • 2 onion slices
  • pickled jalapenos to taste
  • 3 avocado slices

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat.

  2. Toast both of the bolillo halves on each side for 20-30 seconds each.

  3. Spread mayonnaise on both halves of the bread.

  4. Then add refried beans to one half and spread with a spoon.

  5. Then add the shredded lettuce and ham slices.

  6. Next add the tomato slices, onion slices, pickled jalapenos, queso fresco and avocado slices.

  7. Close the sandwich and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Torta de Jamón (Mexican Ham Sandwich)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 1724mg75%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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tom g

Friday 15th of October 2021

inlive un mexico and this is pretty authentic. healthy and scrumpcious! gracias

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