Homemade Chorizo Tortas
A torta is the Mexican version of a panini--a pressed sandwich made with crusty bread that can have an endless array of fillings. For this one, we make our own chorizo-inspired filling by spicing up ground pork or turkey. Use a panini maker if you have one (and skip Step 4) or use our technique for making pressed sandwiches without any special equipment. Serve with a mixed green salad.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare “chorizo” (Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Note: Queso fresco, also known as queso blanco, is a soft, slightly salty fresh Mexican cheese. You can find it in Latin markets and many supermarkets.
3 1/2 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 1/ 2 fat