Mexican Tortas

So I did my own little take on the Mexican Torta. It’s been awhile since I’ve had one of these and though the Torta is traditionally done with slow cooked pork or meat, I decided to  do it with ham, bacon and egg as my proteins. You must try it the original way if you’ve never had one of these, it is an incredible sandwich.  I purchased this bread specifically made for Tortas from Costco, it was nice and fresh! And..yes I burned the top portion of the bread just a little bit, husband is to blame for calling me on the phone while I was trying to prepare these…lol

Ingrediants:  serving for 2

Torta Sandwich Bread

2 cups dried Pinto Beans

Olive Oil

1 can Ranchero Salsa

Slices of Ranchero Cheese

2 Eggs

4 slices of Low Sodium Bacon

2 slices of Boars Head Black Forest Ham

1 Avocado

Pico De Gallo

Put the beans to boil with a sliced sweet onion, let that cook for a couple of hours, keep adding water to make sure the beans are completely covered.  Once done, fry the beans in some Olive Oil, you don’t need to fry all the beans you boiled just enough to fill two sandwich pieces and add a can of Ranchero Sauce to the re-fried beans (you can find this in the Mexican section of the grocery store) it gives the beans a nice rich flavor along with a hint of spice. Don’t’ buy the canned re-fried beans in the store  that stuff is filled with MSG!  Making your own can limit the amount of salt you get in your diet.  Slice your bread in halves add some beans to the bottom slice along with some Ranchero Cheese and put top and bottom slice of bread in the oven to Toast at 375.’   When the bread looks slightly toasted crack an egg very carefully on top of your sandwich, if it rolls off spoon it back on, place back in the oven to bake.  On the stove- cook slices of bacon once done, place Boar’s head ham slices in the same pan and coat in the oil than let sit on paper towel to absorb the oil.  Cut up some slices of Avocado, pico de gallo if you have any on hand.  Once your egg is baked but the yolk is still soft remove from oven and top with ham, bacon, avocado slices and pico de gallo.   Top it off…and devour!   So full of goodness! 🙂

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  1. Looks really delicious. I love good comfort food like this.

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