This isn't a torta. A torta is a sandwich, this would be more accurately described as a tortilla pie. I think it's probably based off of beef tinga. The base recipe for the pulled pork is very good. I used about 3 Chipotles plus about a tbsp of adobo sauce. Nice burn, but not too much. It was fantastic. For this pie, I browned a link of Mexican chorizo (casing removed) in place of the Spanish chorizo and drained it on a paper towel before adding to the mixture. It was very good. Not "authentic" or anything but the family enjoyed it and it was a great way to use up the extra pulled pork.
I wanted to make a fun Mexican dinner in honor of Cinco de Mayo. When I saw this recipe required me to make pulled pork, I went for it (My husband adores pulled pork sandwiches). Overall, I was unimpressed with the torta. It has good flavor, but it doesn't taste very Mexican. The tomatoes don't add much and I didn't have a lot of juice to pour over the top of my torta. I think, if I make this recipe again, I might try adding some enchilada sauce over the top and mixing some green chilis into the pork. It's definitely easy to make, aside from actually making the pulled pork, but again, not much of a Mexican dish.
Quick and easy This was an easy and delicious meal and SO fast to put together. When I first read the steps, I couldn't believe that all I had to do was layer tortillas and meat X 4, bake and top with cheese and bake again. Way easier than even a lasagne! I did not have chorizo or pepperoni, so I just left that out. I also had to sub cheddar for the Monterey Jack. Everyone loved it and I will definitely make this again. Pros: Very fast to put together if you have left over pork roast. Cons: None for me, but some may be put off by having to cook a roast beforehand.