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Tijuana Torta

July/August 2008

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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,...
Tijuana Torta Recipe

16 Reviews for Tijuana Torta

06/24/2013
Tasty, Quick Meal

I made this with a lot of changes, however it came out fantastic. The bean paste I made as the recipe intended, except I added salt and pepper and a few more jalapenos. The avocado mixture I made as directed but then stirred in some fresh chopped tomatoes at the end. I didn't use the right type of cabbage, however whichever kind I used turned out fine (I salted and peppered the cabbage as well). I didn't have any bread handy so I decided to make this meal more like a tostada. I baked some corn tortillas until they were crispy then added the bean mixture until the beans were warmed through. Then, I topped the tostadas with the avocado and cabbage.

With all my changes the meal turned out great! I thought the tostadas added some extra crunch which really added some much needed texture to the dish. The seasoning was definitely necessary and the tomatoes added a nice bit of flavor as well. I will definitely make it this way again!

quick, healthy
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05/19/2013
Anonymous
My daughter will like this, too!

We were just looking for lighter lunch fare on a weekend, and this popped up. Tried it today with our homemade salsa and pickled jalapeños. We think it is very good and filling. No meat needed. I look forward to serving this when our daughter visits next month. I think she will approve!

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05/08/2013
Bean sandwich

I made this for a lunch group, and the other 2 said it was good. I thought it needed meat. The beans needed a bit more flavor, and it was messy to eat. It was really just bean tacos on bread.

Veggie, fresh tasting
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01/31/2013
very tasty and very easy to make

This was a great quick weeknight meal. You don't even miss the meat! I put some garlic powder in the beans. I added cheese as well, went a little spicier with pepper jack, and broiled it on top of the beans and bottom half of the roll to melt it. Served with frozen corn on the side...quick and easy!

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08/22/2012
Anonymous
yummy easy sandwich

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.

different, flavorful, healthy
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