This chorizo and beans recipe is an iconic sandwich that has won hearts in Mexican culture is undoubtedly the one I bring you today. Note that you can fill it with whatever you like and just as easily make it vegetarian, depending on the fillings you choose. For this delicious recipe, you will not need many resources. Its morning flavor is delicious, and only its rich aroma can cause you to wake up happy.
FOR 8 PEOPLE
PREPARATION TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOKING TIME: 25 MINUTES
Chorizo and Beans Torta Recipe
1 pound Mexican chorizo, without casing
1 ½ cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 cups Drained Charro Beans or other canned beans, rinsed and drained
½ teaspoon salt, plus extra for seasoning
8 bolillos (Mexican bread), telera, or French rolls
3 cups of Chihuahua cheese
2 avocados, sliced
2 large tomatoes, sliced
1 head of frozen lettuce, shredded
Habanero hot sauce
- In a large skillet, brown the chorizo over medium heat, breaking it up into small pieces. About 4 minutes after cooking, add the onion. Continue cooking until wholly browned; that should take about 5 more minutes.
- Add the oil and beans and continue cooking, stirring occasionally and lightly mashing the beans when they come to a boil. Add the salt, cover, and continue cooking, occasionally stirring, for about 10 minutes, or until the beans are soft and the consistency of mashed potatoes. Taste and add more salt if needed.
- Cut the rolls in half lengthwise and remove some of the bread dough. In a large griddle or skillet over medium-high heat, toast the cut sides of the rolls until they get the color that you like.
- Fill one side of each sandwich roll with the chorizo and bean mixture, and top with the cheese, avocado, tomato, and lettuce. Finish with hot sauce, close sandwiches, and serve immediately.
In Mexican culture, we consider the cake very sublime. An example is the town of Villa de Tezontepec, Hidalgo. Cakes have been an industry there since 1996. The guild adopted the Lord of Humility as its patron saint, and every May 1, they celebrate the feast. Surely when you try this recipe, you will understand why.