Did not expect my husband to like this especially when i referred to the beans as bean paste. But he actually devoured his. I think he was surprised too, lol. He's not exactly one to try new things. But this was good. Used the food processor to "mash" the bean mixture together...then did the same with the avocado mixture. after spreading the bean mixture on the bread, I added a little grilled chicken that was in the fridge and sprinkled a little shredded cheese and put it under the broiler til it was melty, then used the other side of bread, spread the avo mixture and added a heap of cabbage and slapped it on top of the bean side. Turned out pretty good, I have to admit. Thanks for the idea for something different.
From EatingWell: July/August 2008
A Mexican-style torta is just like a burrito, except the “wrapper” is a hollowed-out roll instead of a tortilla. Here it's filled with mashed spiced black beans and a quick guacamole. Take this vegetarian version to another level (and add calcium) by melting Monterey Jack cheese onto the bean side of the sandwich. Serve with: Grilled corn on the cob or Spanish rice.
17 Reviews for Tijuana Torta
My husband and I love this as a quick week night meal. He doesn't even complain that there is no meat!
First time I made this I made it exactly as written and it was wonderful...the second time I made it I was being lazy and threw everything except the bread into the food processor...was just as good. Used it as a spread with sliced pork sandwich. So good!
We used tortillas for this recipe. It was so simple and so delicious. I love this website, it has so many tasty recipes!
I absolutely LOVED this. I'm definitely going to try it with melted cheese next time. It was delicious, filling and I love that this doubles as an excellent addition to a salad (I took the leftovers, tossed it together with some spinach, lettuce and a little extra salsa. Will be making this many more times in the future!