A Lonche is a popular sub sandwich in Jalisco, Mexico. In this recipe we're using deli meat with lots of toppings for a quick and easy no-cook meal.
In Jalisco MX, Lonches are what you see pictured here, a sub sandwich with either deli meat or shredded meat, and toppings.
The term Torta is used interchangeable in different parts of Mexico for this same type sandwich. You may also see this called a Torta de Jamón.
However in Jalisco, there is a popular sandwich native to this area called a Torta Ahogado. Which translates to 'drowned sandwich'.
Tortas Ahogadas are made using Birote Salado, a bolillo roll with a thick and crusty exterior, which holds up well to all the sauce that is poured on top of it.
How to Make a Lonche de Jamón
Lonches are easy to make, but using fresh quality ingredients are what make this sandwich exceptional!
Start with Fresh Bolillo rolls, which can be found at most grocery store bakeries these days. If you have a Mexican market close, then check there first.
Second, use quality meats and cheese. I got both Ham off the bone and oven roasted turkey from the deli counter.
Get all your toppings sliced and you're ready to assemble.
Slice and toast your rolls, then spread mayo on the bottom and smashed avocado on the top. If you really love mayo you can spread it on both rolls and then do sliced or smashed avocado over it.
Then layer the deli meat, cheese, sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and sliced onions and pickled jalapenos.
Put the halves together and Enjoy!
Lonches de Jamón like most sandwiches are best eaten right away. However, If you don't mind the bread getting soft, you can wrap the sandwich and store in the refrigerator.
Since there is avocado in the sandwich, I wouldn't store it for more than one day.
Here are some other recipes that are native to the state of Jalisco, Mexico:
Lonche de Jamón- Mexican Sub Sandwich
- 1 Bolillo Roll Sliced and Toasted
- 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
- ¼ Avocado Smashed
- 4 Slices Deli Ham or Turkey or both like I used
- 2 Slices White American Cheese
- Iceberg Lettuce Shredded thinly
- Tomato Sliced
- Purple Onion Sliced
- Mexican Pickled Jalapeno Slices
- Slice and toast a Bolillo Roll and prep all the toppings.
- Spread mayonnaise on the bottom bun and smashed avocado on the top bun. Layer deli Ham or Turkey on the bottom, sliced cheese, sliced tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced onions, and sliced pickled jalapenos.