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Torta de Jamon, Mexican Ham Sandwich
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Torta de Jamón (Mexican Ham Sandwich)

Torta de Jamón is a Mexican Ham Sandwich served on a telera or bolillo. It became a Mexican food classic by the TV show, El Chavo. It’s ready in minutes, making it a great lunch option.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1
Calories: 242kcal


  • 1 telera or bolillo, sliced in half
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 slices ham
  • 2 slices tomatoes
  • 1 leaf lettuce thinly sliced
  • Pickled jalapeños as many as you like
  • Avocado slices optional


  • Cut bread in half.
  • Smear mayo on one side of the bread.
  • To the bottom half of the bread, add ham, tomato, lettuce, jalapenos, and avocado (if using).
  • Top with other half of the bread.
  • You can toast the sandwich for a few minutes on each side over a hot griddle.
  • Or skip altogether the toasting part, and enjoy!


Torta de Jamón is a Mexican Ham Sandwich served on a telera or bolillo
You start with either a telera or bolillo. If you can’t find either of these Mexican breads, you can also use a baguette.
You can toast the bread at the end.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 757mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Iron: 1mg