Did you know August is National Sandwich Month? Sandwiches are a staple in just about every culture and make great quick meals year round. Whether you’re packing up for a day at the beach, a family picnic, or planning back-to-school lunches, sandwiches are a great go-to meal with endless varieties.
Today, we’re celebrating National Sandwich Month with a Latin American twist. Ever heard of a Mexican torta? These traditional Mexican sandwiches are stacked full of delicious flavors, a little messy, and oh-so-delicious.
For those that aren’t familiar, tortas are a kind of sandwich, served on sandwich rolls similar to a small baguette, and may be referred to as a bolillo, birote, or pan francés depending on region. The bread rolls are then filled with a variety of things including meat, sauce, and various toppings such as crema, avocado, salsa, and iceberg lettuce.
Latina food bloggers share some of their favorite torta sandwich recipes below. Try them out!
Spicy Shrimp Torta
This torta sandwich recipe by @muybuenocooking takes the Po’ boy and gives it a Mexican twist! Latina food blogger, Yvette writes describes this loaded sandwich in her blog post: Lightly toasted bolillos are loaded up with creamy mashed avocado, spicy charbroiled shrimp, and tangy pickled red onions. Prepare yourself, amigos. This seafood sandwich is a two-fister, best enjoyed with lots of napkins and a cold cerveza.
Latina Instagram foodie @growingupsarita shares this torta recipe for the ultimate Milanesa sandwich. Stacked with refried beans, Milanesa steak, queso fresco, crema, avocado, and more this sandwich will not disappoint! If you’re looking for a super satisfying, filling recipe to try, look no further!
First-generation Mexican-American food blooger, Isabel Orozco-Moore shares her Torta Ahogada (drowned sandwich) recipe on her Instagram @isabeleats. This sandwich is simple but full of flavor. Isabel writes: A delicious Torta Ahogada filled with mouthwatering carnitas and drowned in a red chile and tomato sauce! It’s one of the best Mexican sandwiches you’ll ever eat! Stuffed with tender pork and smothered in a red chile and tomato sauce, they can be a little messy to handle but are so so worth it!
Ham and Cheese Torta
Ham and cheese is such a staple. This classic sandwich is given a Mexican twist loaded up with queso fresco, lettuce, tomato, avocado, pickled onions and jalapeños. Super simple to make, this torta sandwich recipe is great for a quick on-the-go meal. Check out the video above for a how-to for the ultimate stacked ham and cheese sandwich!
Mexican Chorizo Meatball Torta
Last but not least, this Mexican Chorizo Meatball Torta recipe will rock your world. It’s a Mexican spin on the traditional meatball sub and it’s a mouthwatering sandwich you’ll never forget. Yvette from @muybuenocooking writes: This recipe combines a wide variety of unique and flavorful ingredients like pork chorizo, cotija queso, fresh cilantro, and ground beef to create drool-worthy meatball sandwiches.
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