Chopped Pork Torta (Sandwich)
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Pork Leg Torta Recipe

A great torta (a type of Mexican sandwich) prepared with chopped pork leg, refried beans, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeños, and avocado served on a toasted roll.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pork, sandwich, torta
Servings: 4 tortas
Calories: 1098kcal
Author: Douglas Cullen


  • 4 rolls bolillos, teleras or French rolls
  • 1 1/4 lb pork leg with a little fat
  • 1 1/2 cups refried beans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 small white onions
  • 3 or 4 small plum tomatoes
  • 2 small avocados 
  • 7 oz. can of jalapeño chiles in vinegar  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


Preparing the Pork Filling

  • Place the pork and 1/4 white onion in a large pot and cover with 2" of water.
  • Bring to a boil and then cook for 1 hour 15 minutes until you can pull the meat apart with a fork. Add water if needed so the pot doesn't go dry.
  • Remove the pork from the cooking liquid. (Save the liquid for use in another dish. It’s packed with flavor.)
  • Roughly chop the pork with a knife.
  • Use your fingers to pull the pork into bite-sized pieces.
  • Preheat 2 tablespoons cooking oil to medium hot and add the shredded pork and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently to brown the pork.
  • Set the pork aside while you prepare the roll.

Assembling the Torta

  • Slice the roll in half and generously spread mayonnaise on both pieces.
  • Over medium heat, toast the bread with mayonnaise in the same pan that you browned the pork.
  • Spread refried beans on the bottom half of the bread.
  • Then, top with the browned pork.
  • Top the pork with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced onion, and vinegar jalapeños.
  • On the top half of the bread add avocado slices.
  • Carefully place the top half of the roll onto the torta.


Serving: 1torta | Calories: 1098kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 67g | Sodium: 1257mg | Sugar: 7g