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“Tortas: Mexican sandwich, aka street food, meaning can be purchased at stands on street corners or in street markets.”

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  1. Preheat a griddle over med-high heat, or preheat panini grill.
  2. Cut each bolillo in half horizontally; spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on one side of teh bread and 1 tablespoon refried beans on the other side.
  3. Top the beans with ¼ of the cheese and 1 slices of ham.
  4. Spread ½ tablespoon salsa on the other half of the bolillo.
  5. Close the sandwich; place the torta on the oiled griddle or panini grill.
  6. If using a griddle, place a skillet as a weight on top of the torta as it cooks.
  7. Toast until the cheese melts; turn as necessary to avoid burning the exterior.
  8. When the cheese has melted and the crust of the bread is browned, open the torta and spread ¼ of the lettuce, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and pickled jalapenos inside each.
  9. Replace the top piece; cut in half; serve immediately.

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