Pulled-Pork Torta

January/February 2011

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This fun layered tortilla and pulled pork dish is made in a pie pan, which is just the right size to fit an 8-inch flour tortilla. Serve with a dollop of guacamole or sour cream and a tossed salad.

Pulled-Pork Torta

Makes: 6 servings

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  • 3 cups finely shredded Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions, including sauce (recipe follows)
  • 1 14-ounce can no-added-salt diced tomatoes, drained, juice reserved
  • 1/4 cup diced Spanish-style chorizo (see Note) or pepperoni
  • 4 8-inch flour tortillas, preferably whole-wheat
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions for garnish
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

This recipe calls for:


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a deep-dish pie pan or other 9-inch round baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat leftover pork and sauce just until warm. Combine with tomatoes and chorizo (or pepperoni) in a bowl. Mix well. Spread about 1/2 cup of the mixture in the prepared pan to cover the bottom. Top with 1 tortilla. Spoon one-third of remaining mixture over the tortilla. Repeat twice, topping with the fourth tortilla. Drizzle the reserved tomato juice over the top and cover with foil.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, sprinkle cheese on top and continue baking until the cheese is melted and the torta is bubbly, about 20 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with scallions and cilantro, if desired.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: Deep-dish pie pan or 9-inch round baking dish
  • Note: Spanish-style chorizo is a seasoned, fully cooked smoked pork sausage. Find it near other cured sausages in well-stocked super markets or online at


Per serving: 374 calories; 18 g fat (7 g sat, 7 g mono); 68 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrates; 4 g added sugars; 22 g protein; 3 g fiber; 574 mg sodium; 274 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (23% daily value), Zinc (21% dv), Calcium (20% dv), Iron (15% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat

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Ease of Preparation
Type of Dish
Main dish, meat
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Main Ingredient
Health & Diet Considerations
High calcium
Preparation/ Technique

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