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Black Bean Torta with Everything

black bean torta with everything Entree Mexican
Black Bean Torta with Everything
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 4

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? MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
cups of black beans, cooked and strained
Salt and pepper
1/2
cup of white rice
2
tablespoons of vegetable oil
4
rolls
1/2
cup mayonnaise
1
tablespoon of chipotle in adobo (optional)
4
slices of fresh cheese
1
tomato cut into slices
1
avocado cut into slices
4
lettuce leaves

Directions

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  • 1
    Run the beans, seasoned with salt and pepper, through a food processor. Transfer in to a bowl and combine with the rice.
  • 2
    Heat the oil at medium heat, form 4 patties from the beans and fry until they're browned on both sides. Set aside.
  • 3
    Heat the bread a little and cut in half.
  • 4
    Combine the mayo with the chipotle and spread this mixture on the bread. If you don't want to use chipotle just add the mayo.
  • 5
    Place the patties on top of the 4 halves of bread. Place the cheese on top, then the tomato, salt and pepper, then the avocado, another bit of salt, lettuce leaves and the top piece of bread.
  • To make them slightly crunchier, add fried yucca or sweet potato.

Expert Tips

  • If you don't have black beans use lentils, garbanzos, red or pinto beans.
  • Add a few slices of jicama will add freshness to your torta and it'll be delicious.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • 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?

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