Last weekend (I know, I'm late in posted AGAIN!!!) I made the Torta a HUGE one that I cut into four pieces as I couldn't get hold of individual ciabatta buns.
Never made re-fried beans before - will never ever use tinned again!
avocado & roast tomato and chilli salsa
After toasting the inside of the ciabatta with the juice (fat) from the chorizo it was slathered with homemade mayo and crisp iceberg lettuce
Topped with the chiorzo & fresh red onion
The beast is ready!
Cut into 4 individual sandwiches.
Thomasina says " Mention the word ' torta' to any chilango (someone who comes from Mexico City) and you will see a faraway look come over them as they are transported back to the torta stands that line the streeets of the capital. This sandwich is not for the faint-hearted, but it is exceedingly good .
Good? These were AMAZING - as we bit into them we had that faraway look that made us want to be transported to Mexico!!! You could taste all the separate layers, the oozy mayo, the soft beans, the creamy avocado, the kick from the salsa, the different textures, ooooh, it all went together soooo well!
They were very filling but we still managed to eat two each.... greedy pigs that we are!