About this recipe: A torta is a Mexican sandwich. Don't pass this recipe by thinking it's your ordinary sandwich shop variety, however! This sandwich is worthy of a starring role at your next Mexican fiesta. Traditionally served on bolillos in Mexico, this recipe calls for your favourite crusty rolls.
You can add your family's favourite toppings, i.e. lettuce, avocado, onions, tomato. These are really easy to make and quite filling.
One to two dried ancho chillies can be substituted for the chipotle for a milder sauce.
A good family friendly recipe. It wasn't what I would consider hot or spicy. In fact, I was surprised by the blandness. The sauce tasted like plain tomato sauce and we could barely taste the chipotle. I added more chipotles and quite a bit of salt, but still felt like there should have been another layer of flavor. Since I've never had torta before, I didn't know if it needed a little adjusting or if it's really supposed to be a simple tomato based recipe. We ate a couple of the sandwiches like the recipe suggested, but ended up mixing the sauce with the pork and eating as pulled pork sandwiches. - 28 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I recently made this for our daughter's graduation party, at which we served a Mexican style menu. While this recipe took awhile, it was WONDERFUL! All the ingredients, cooking time, & instructions were accurate & so helpful. We varied this however, by combining the delicious sauce with the meat & serving it as a chipotle pulled pork on buns. Everyone loved this. Thank you for listing it DeAnna. :-) - 21 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I absolutely loved this recipe! It seems labour intensive but it isn't really and what time you do put into it pays off in spades - the taste was full and spicy and just delightfully yummy! My husband and two teenage kids loved them! The pork just melts in your mouth...Definitely making it again! - 16 May 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)