Picture this: a fresh, warm, crusty roll slathered with spicy chorizo and warm beans. Crisp lettuce, sweet tomatoes, coooool avocado and creamy melt-in your-mouth cheese. Oh yum. Summer just got better and it is all thanks to the mighty torta-the Mexican answer to the sandwich. Tortas are not only yummy but versatile as well. They can be served hot or cold and filled with just about any type of protein and veggies you have on hand.
For this recipe I took an authentic torta filling and turned it vegetarian (or vegan). Most meat-free chorizo tastes just like the traditional beef or pork chorizo (a spice-filled sausage). I smashed it up with some beans to create a fantastic, flavorful filling (try saying that 5 times fast!). With a well-seasoned filling it is best to keep the veggies simple. Just a little lettuce, tomato, avocado and cheese to help cut through the spice and voila! Lunch/dinner-heck even breakfast is served. Don’t worry about any leftovers either. The filling makes for killer tacos. Continue reading