Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Torta is Spanish for "sandwich"—and is usually a hefty stack of meat, beans, and veggies. Our lightened version packs pork, beans, and veggies between fresh baguette slices for a super sandwich that can feed the whole family.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine cumin and salt; sprinkle evenly over pork. Add pork to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 5 minutes; cut into thin slices.

Step 3

Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread, leaving a 3/4-inch-thick shell; reserve torn bread for another use. Place bread halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 4

Place beans and salsa in a small bowl; mash with a fork until almost smooth. Spoon bean mixture into the bottom half of baguette. Top with pork, cheese, onion, tomato, jalapeño, avocado, and top half of baguette. Cut into 4 pieces.

Ratings & Reviews

Kiriko's Review

February 01, 2014
very nice! I like warm sandwich, so I arrange to panini. I eat with rosemary potato wedge and zucchini chip. Fantastic dinner!

MTingley's Review

April 08, 2013
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's Review

September 21, 2012
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.

go4thegreenery's Review

December 28, 2011
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.

socorro411's Review

October 21, 2011
Nice change of pace supper. My husband said, "this is a keeper!"

Monique1672's Review

September 30, 2011
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!

Empac7's Review

September 28, 2011
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's Review

September 14, 2011
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!

steponme's Review

September 12, 2011
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.

LindaEllison's Review

September 09, 2011
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!