The word torta has many meanings in Latin America depending on the country you come from. For some it's a cake, for others it's a slap, but some think immediately of a delicious sandwich, good enough to satisfy the appetite of the hungriest person. These tortas are part of the Mexican kitchen and can be found everywhere from large cities to rural towns, but they all have one thing in common: they always satisfy with their delicious taste.
This is my version of this Mexican sandwich. I'm using vegetables and beans for the filling, but you already know you can add ham and any kind of cheese if you like. They're filled with a burger made of black beans with a bit of rice – like Peruvian tacu tacu – and I used potato bread, different than the traditional bread used, but it goes well with this dish.
What I like most of Mexican food is that, besides being familiar with it most of my life, I find it very easy to add different ingredients and flavors from other countries. Of course, it's not the same, but the result is delicious and I love experimenting to add various ingredients.
Do you also like trying and adapting recipes? What is your favorite sandwich filling?