Seared Pork Tortas

  • TomandPaula Posted: 07/30/10
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    We just used a french style bread from the local co-op and pork tenderloin instead of the pork chops since that was in the freezer at the time. Both worked well. My son just cut up the tenderloin into thin pieces and used our wok to cook them for 1-2 minutes. All in all, a delicious meal and one that we will try again!

  • cpalma Posted: 08/16/10
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    this was simple & delicious. It took just a few minutes to put together. The only substitute I made was black beans for pinto beans. We will definitely make again for a quick meal.

  • kstone187 Posted: 09/04/10
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    We loved this sandwich. One thing I did differently was heat a small pan with a tsp of EVOO and 1 minced clove garlic. Added in the beans (undrained). I heated through and then mashed the beans. We spread it on the bottom side of the bread. It made the sandwich easier to eat and increased the flavors immensely. Served it with Elote and fresh mango slices.

  • SharonDeol Posted: 07/21/10
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    The sandwich filling (avocado, beans and salsa) was good but our baquette, after toating, was much too hard and took away from the tastiness of the sandwich. Also, be careful cooking the pork or it may be too dry - I may use ham next time. Try the Nuevo Cubano sandwich from the same magazine issue. We enjoyed that one more.

  • JackieRPh Posted: 08/27/10
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    I had some leftover pork butt roast, so I reheated that in a little olive oil and seasoned it with cumin and chipotle chili powder. I used a baguette that I had just baked, but did not toast it in the broiler as the crust was chewy enough already. I added a generous amount of cilantro and substituted shredded manchego cheese. My husband and I devoured these in no time flat. Very tasty!

  • FayeDondi Posted: 11/04/10
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    Yummy! Hubby and I really enjoyed this dish. The toddler liked the pork. Next time I'm going to add some chopped cilantro to the bean mixture.

  • gcparks Posted: 07/20/10
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    I made this for dinner and it was a huge hit! My husband and 2 boys age's 8 & 7 loved the cruchy bread and beans. It was quick and didn't heat up the house. I did omit the cheese and added lettuce.

  • m0delm0m Posted: 10/09/10
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    This was a fabulous sandwich! DANGER: The recipe says if feeds 4, my husband & I devoured the whole thing. I substituted pork tenderloin for the loin chops.

  • Janellemc Posted: 02/15/11
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    This recipe was excellent! My husband raved about it for days. Its pretty easy to put together, just a little prep work. It made a great leftover sandwich for lunch the next day. Restaurant quality!

  • Jessb01 Posted: 09/02/10
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    This is my new favorite sandwich. It is delicious as is, or would be great without the pork for vegetarians.

  • TCLight Posted: 12/19/10
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    This was one of the tastiest sandwiches I've ever eaten. The combination of flavors really works. I substituted a sunflower multigrain baguette but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. I got many compliments on this sandwich and my friends always ask me when am I going to make this again.

  • Allie79 Posted: 06/14/11
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    Love, love, love this sandwich! I'm not a huge fan of raw onions, so I tossed the chopped onion in the hot skillet after the pork was done. This was great as a leftover too. It will definitely go into the 'keep' file.

  • geochick Posted: 07/26/11
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    this was fantastic. Add some oven fries and you are good to go.

  • LindaEllison Posted: 09/09/11
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    Excellent flavor!! I did omit the raw onion and jalapeno as we have delicate pallets here. Also used slices of pork tenderloin, and pepper jack cheese in lieu of loin chops and regular jack. I'll definitely make again and again!

  • steponme Posted: 09/12/11
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    The seared pork is a nice change from deli meat. Excellent sandwich; keep nice as a left over the next day; put in the microwave a few seconds to melt the cheese a little, yum.

  • Empac7 Posted: 09/28/11
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    These sandwiches were really messy, but delicious. I loved the bean mash. We also cooked the onions and added garlic prior to adding them - too strong otherwise.

  • kgonzo Posted: 09/14/11
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    This was a HUGE hit with my whole family! The flavors are simple and go so well with each other. We made it a simple meal paired with chips and salsa. Leftovers were already claimed for my 6 year old's lunch box!

  • Monique1672 Posted: 09/30/11
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    This was excellent. I followed another reviewer and used black beans instead. I also mashed the avocado and spread on the top bun. The flavors all worked really well together!

  • socorro411 Posted: 10/21/11
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    Nice change of pace supper. My husband said, "this is a keeper!"

  • go4thegreenery Posted: 12/28/11
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    I have made this several times and it is excellent. The flavors are wonderful together. Love the bean "mash" with the pork. I am making it for a casual New Years Eve party to ring in the new year.

  • MTingley Posted: 04/08/13
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    These were delicious. I'll admit, I kicked up the heat a little, adding some chipotle chilis in adobo sauce to the bean mash. I also put the assembled sandwiches minus the top of the roll back in the broiler to melt the cheese and warm up the toppings. Perfect, easy, filling meal...adding it to the rotation.

  • daneanp Posted: 09/21/12
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    Good sandwich. I grilled the pork, added the jalapeno to the bean/salsa mix (using the food processor), and broiled the cheese on the pork before assembling the sandwich with the tomato, onion, and avocado. Very filling meal. I served it with sliced strawberries. Would definitely make again - great for a weeknight as everything goes together quickly and easily.

  • Kiriko Posted: 02/01/14
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    very nice! I like warm sandwich, so I arrange to panini. I eat with rosemary potato wedge and zucchini chip. Fantastic dinner!

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