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Pork & Cheddar Torta

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“In Mexico, a torta is your basic sandwich. I made this one with lime-marinated pork plus the traditional refried beans, peppers and other toppings. A slice of Cheddar cheese tops it off perfectly. Or for a delicious change, follow the same basic procedure but use chicken breast, refried black beans and Monterey Jack cheese.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pan-fry pork chops until nicely browned.
  2. Simmer them, covered, with 1/2 cup water or broth until chops are done and tender, about 10 minutes more.
  3. While hot, slice pork thinly and place in a plastic zipper bag with the sliced chiles and lime juice.
  4. Refrigerate until cooled.
  5. To assemble torta: scoop out a little bread from inside of rolls so they're hollowed slightly.
  6. Spread the bottom half with refried beans; spread the top with mayo, crema or sour cream.
  7. Stack sandwich with the lime-marinated pork and chiles, plus tomato slices, lettuce, onions, cilantro, and cheddar cheese.
  8. Sprinkle liberally with black pepper.

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