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If you’re looking to enjoy iconic sandwiches from all over the world, the Mexican Torta has to be on your list! This Torta Mexicana recipe combines a juicy, well-seasoned sirloin steak with your favorite Mexican ingredients like refried beans and cojita cheese. Make it spicy with sriracha and jalapeños! 
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Easy Mexican Tortas Recipe

If you’re looking to enjoy iconic sandwiches from all over the world, the Mexican Torta has to be on your list! This Torta Mexicana recipe combines a juicy, well-seasoned sirloin steak with your favorite Mexican ingredients like refried beans and cojita cheese. Make it spicy with sriracha and jalapeños!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Torta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 tortas
Calories 499kcal
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sirloin steak
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 rolls halved, see note
  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese or feta, crumbled
  • 1 jalapeno pepper sliced
  • 1/2 cup refried beans optional
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise or butter
  • hot sauce optional

Instructions

  • Have all the ingredients ready.
  • Warm the refried beans in the microwave or a skillet. Set aside.

Cook the steak

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together salt, pepper, and ground cumin.
  • Pat dry the steak with paper towels. Then rub with oil and season with the cumin mixture.
  • Place a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the steak and fry undisturbed for 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking. Flip every minute until it reaches your desired doneness.
  • Remove to a plate and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice it thinly on a cutting board and set aside.

Toast the buns

  • Put the halved buns face down on the hot skillet for 30-60 seconds until golden.
  • Remove to a plate and spread mayonnaise onto the bottom halves of the rolls.

Assemble the tortas

  • Spread refried beans on top of the mayo.
  • Add the reserved steak slices followed by the tomato slices, avocado slices, onion, shredded lettuce, and jalapeno slices.
  • Sprinkle the cheese on top. Add optional hot sauce. Close the sandwich with the tops of the rolls and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Rolls: You can use authentic Mexican telera slider rolls if you can find them. Substitutes include a ciabatta roll, Kaiser roll or hoagie roll.
  • Steak: In addition to sirloin, you can use New York strip, rib eye or skirt steak. To save time, you can often buy sliced steak that is already cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 768mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 538IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 14mg