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Classic Tortas - {Tortas Clasicas}

Courses: Main Course, Sandwiches
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 160g / 5.6ozUnsoaked black beans
  Salt - to taste
1/4 cup 59mlCanola oil
4   Pambazos, teleras, or
  French-bread rolls - (4" long) - slit lengthwise,
  And with some bread removed
16   Thin slices baked ham
4   Queso fresco or queso panela
1 cup 237mlShredded iceberg lettuce - well dried
1/2 cup 118mlAvocado - peeled, sliced (medium)
1/2 cup 118mlMexican crema or creme fraiche
8   Tomato
4   Canned pickled jalapeños - sliced in strips

Recipe Instructions

Cook the black beans in boiling salted water for 1 1/2 hours. Drain, reserving the water and season with salt. Smash the beans with some of the reserved cooking water. Heat a saute pan. Add canola oil and heat. Fry the smashed beans in the oil for 6 to 7 minutes.

Spread the bread with beans, top each with 4 slices of ham and 1 of cheese. Divide lettuce, avocado, crema, tomato, and strips of jalapeño. Add salt, to taste. Place bread tops on and press down.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

MELTING POT with Priscila Satcoff - (Show # MP-1B38) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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