July 9, 2012 5:00 PM
Ham and Cheese Torta Sandwiches
POSTED IN: TV Show Recipes , Pati's Mexican Table
TAGS: cheese , EP202 , ham , Jinich , lunch , Mexican , Pati , Patricia , sandwich , torta
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Tortas de jamón y queso

2 Mexican bolillo or telera rolls, or small baguettes
1/2 cup refried beans
1/2 ripe avocado, scooped and sliced
4 slices Mexican queso fresco, Oaxaca or Mozzarella
4 to 6 slices turkey, ham or cooked chicken
1 tomato, sliced and seeded
A couple of thin slices of onion, optional
Pickled jalapeño peppers to taste, optional
Salt to taste, optional
2 tablespoons Mexican-style cream, optional

Slice the rolls in half lengthwise. If they're not fresh, toast them slightly for a few minutes. On one side, spread a tablespoon of refried beans; on the other, mash 1/4 of an avocado with a fork.

Top the bottom half of the bread with a few slices of cheese, 2 or 3 slices of turkey or cold cuts of your choice, it may also be shredded chicken or meat, and a couple of slices of tomato.

Drizzle a tablespoon of Mexican-style cream and crown your package with as many pickled jalapeños as you wish. Sprinkle a bit of salt on top.

Place the top half of the roll on the sandwich and slice the torta horizontally. Eat it or wrap it up so that it can travel along with you.


I ran into your show this weekend as I was taking a break from chores. When my husband came home I described how you put the torta together and his mouth was watering.
I just found my new favorite show.

Letty | September 17, 2012 5:27 PM

Hola Letty, I am so glad you found my show and enjoyed it! It is so nice of you to say it is your favorite. Let me know if you get a chance to try any of the recipes.

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Letty | September 18, 2012 6:36 PM