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 jalapeno. Add salt, to taste. Place bread tops on and press down.
Recipe courtesy of Priscila Satcoff