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Mexican Grilled Sandwich

21 Apr

Ever since I saw this recipe at TasteTinkerer, my friendly neighborhood blog, I have been meaning to try this grilled sandwich with a Mexican twist. High in protein with very little fat aka nutritious and can be fixed in under 30 minutes, making it a perfect weekday dinner candidate.

Mexican grilled sandwich


For the Patty
1/2 can Refried Beans with Jalapeno peppers (Trader Joe’s)
1/2 can Organic Pinto Beans
Handful of chopped coriander
1/2 tsp of cumin powder
1/2 tsp of cayenne powder (more or less based on the preferred spice level)
1/2 cup of bread crumbs

2 slices of Mozzarella cheese
2 slices of onion
2 tsp of mustard
2 tsp of tomato ketchup
4 bread slices
2 tsp of oil

Mix all the patty ingredients except the bread crumbs. Divide and shape them into two patties. Coat with breadcrumbs and place them on a hot non-stick pan coated with a tsp of oil. Let them cook for about 5 minutes on each side.

Toast the bread slices, spread mustard and tomato ketchup on 2 slices. Stack onions, cheese and the patty (lettuce and tomatoes will be a good addition too), cook them on a pan again, just till the cheese starts to melt.

Sending this to Culinary Bazaar for the A.W.E.D event where the theme is Mexican.

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12 Comments

Posted by on April 21, 2008 in Cooking, Mexican

 

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12 responses to “Mexican Grilled Sandwich

  1. Roop Rai

    April 21, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    i love mozzarella and tomato and bread!! :))) will try this once in tex-mex land of texas!! πŸ™‚

    I love cheese of any kind and shape – except the sharp, tangy ones πŸ™‚ – A-kay

     
  2. Me

    April 22, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    have never tried anything mexican..will try it soon…

    I am not a huge fan of mexican cuisine – this was good though. – A-kay

     
  3. Medhaa

    April 22, 2008 at 2:50 AM

    hi,

    nice entry, they look great

    Thanks! -A-kay

     
  4. Siri

    April 22, 2008 at 5:12 AM

    Yummy.. :-)) I love Mexican cuisine, for the fact its as spicy as Indian.. :yahoo: great entry A-kay!

    Siri

    Not a huge fan of Mexican cuisine, but love this and the wraps. -A-kay

     
  5. Laksh

    April 22, 2008 at 5:16 AM

    Nice! Love that toasted bread pic. Not sure if I like mustard on my sandwich though πŸ˜›

    Well omit it then πŸ™‚ I like sandwiches for dinner just for this, I can add / omit toppings based on my taste and so can K. Easy and satisfying – no compromises! – A-kay

     
  6. Spillay

    April 22, 2008 at 6:55 AM

    Sounds divine! ^:)^ I must give it a try..

    BTW,…I love the smilies :yahoo: . Choosing which one to use is the challenging bit though.. Ha! Ha!

    Go beserk with similes – i love them too πŸ™‚ – A-kay

     
  7. TheTasteTinkerer

    April 22, 2008 at 8:47 AM

    Looks really yummy, A-Kay….will try it soon!!

     
  8. Raaga

    April 22, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Looks very nice

     
  9. UL

    April 23, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    another one for me, superb and thank you. :Yes:

    I know you are a sucker for these easy dishes just like me πŸ™‚ – A-kay

     
  10. DK

    April 24, 2008 at 6:44 AM

    This is simply amazing! I will be trying it this weekend. Thanks for sharing this recipe for the event.

    P.S I have sent you a mail with a request. pls do chk when you get time :)I apprecite it

    Thanks DK. Your turn to check mail now πŸ™‚ – A-kay

     
  11. Madhuram

    April 28, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Another yummy recipe from you. My “to try” list is becoming unmanagable, partly because of you A-kay.

    One question, in one episode of Rachel Ray’s 30 minute meals, she mentioned that refried beans is beans fried in animal fat and there are vegetarian options available too. I couldn’t find it in my grocery store. Does Trader Joes have it?

    Yes – usually refried beans are beans fried in lard (pig fat). Trader Joes does carry vegetarian refried beans which is what I use. – A-kay

     
  12. Madhuram

    April 29, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Thanks for the info. A-kay. I normally shop in the nearby grocery store, it’s just 5 min by walk. We have one Trader Joes and it’s quite far away. I wanted to confirm with you before going there.

     

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