Torta De Jamon – Better Than A Sandwich

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Just Like Chavo Del 8

If you grew up watching Chavo del 8 this is going to make a lot of sense. If you haven’t get ready for a simple but delicious Mexican version of a ham sandwich.

Ingredients

  • Bolillos (how ever many you plan on making)
  • Ham
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Refried Beans
  • Queso Fresco
  • Mayonaise or crema

All Bolillos Are Not Equal

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I recently discovered these bolillos from Artisana are the closest thing to the bolillos street vendors use in Mexico the other option would be sourdough bread but that’s not quite right for this.

Slather Those Frijoles On

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Please don’t use canned beans. Always have a pot of cooked beans on the stove for occasions like this. To make them simply heat up a pan with some oil throw the cooked beans on there and smash them down with a spoon. It’s quite relaxing.

Begin The Stacking

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After the beans and mayo begin to stack the ham, veggies and cheese on top. Odds are you will put too much in your torta. It happens.

Fit Everything Inside

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Press everything together and take a bite to sample.

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Destapa La Fanta

 

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Pop open that glass bottle of Fanta and take this time to admire your torta. Slice it in half and share with someone you love.

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Buen Provecho! Enjoy!

Elote Asado Or Corn On The Cob

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Let The Flames Die Down

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Something magical happens when you’re handed an elote asado. It’s almost like love at first sight but better.

Anytime the grill happens to be fired up I take the opportunity to throw some corn on it. It’s majorly hot here in Houston but if someones already started the fire it would be a shame to not take advantage of it.

Ingredients

  • Corn
  • Powdered Cayenne Pepper
  • McCormick mayonnaise
  • Queso Fresco(as much as you want)

Add Chile At Your Own Risk

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When hitting up your local grocery store make sure to throw some mayo, cheese and chili powder into your shopping cart along with the corn.

You could just throw the corn in a pot of water and boil them but that’s not as fun as leaving them on the grill. Once they are on the grill cookin’ it up let them sit out there for a couple hours turning them every once and a while. It’s okay if they get a little charred.

For The Mayo Fans

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I tend to be picky when it comes to mayonnaise on my corn it has to be this McCormick one with the little lime wedge on the picture. It might just be me but I feel that this is the best mayo ever created.

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Slather up the corn with as much mayo as you want. I don’t think there’s such a thing as too much mayo on elote. Or prove me wrong.

When You’re Feeling Cheesy

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If your short on time use the dried parmesan cheese in the jar. Or if your feeling like taking it to the next level then shred up some queso fresco and sprinkle it all over.

Powder Chili Or San Jose?

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I didn’t happen to have the liquid chile and instead used powdered cayenne pepper. It tasted pretty good. Although I have noticed most refresquerias will use the other kind of chile.

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After adorning your corn on the cob open up a cold drink and make sure you have a napkin nearby. Cause it gets messy.

 

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Buen Provecho! Enjoy!