I used 2 pork chops and 1 large baguette and ended up having a lot of leftover meat, enough for a 2nd full baguette for lunch the next day, so you may choose to not use the full amount of meat for 1 sandwich, just depends on how "stuffed" you want yours. The original recipe calls for shredded cheese but I used slices since I find them to be much easier to work with for a sandwich - I also used Colby-Jack since I couldn't find Monterrey Jack slices at my grocery store. This is a fantastic recipe and is so fresh tasting with the wonderful tomatoes and avocado.
|All the ingredients, ready to go!|
|Yummy fresh tomatoes and avocado.|
|Pork, cooked and smelling spicy and delicious!|
|Pile of yummy french baguette breadcrumbs for later.|
|Toasted baguettes, ready to fill.|
|Not very pretty, but tasty bean mash.|
|All the ingredients, layered on the bread.|
|Delicious, fresh, and tasty sandwiches!|
Seared Pork Tortas slightly modified from MyRecipes.com
Makes 4 sandwiches
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounces boneless center-cut pork loin chops
1 (12-ounce) baguette, cut in half horizontally
1/2 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons refrigerated fresh salsa
2 slices Monterrey Jack cheese, in halves
1 large tomato, cut into 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices
1/2 ripe peeled avocado, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
- Preheat broiler to high.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Slice pork into bite sized pieces and add to hot skillet. Sprinkle cumin and salt evenly over pork and stir to coat. Cook until done, about 5-10 minutes, stirring as needed. Pork should be well browned.
- Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread, leaving a 3/4-inch-thick shell; reserve torn bread for another use. Place bread halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes or until golden brown.
- Place beans and salsa in a small bowl; mash with a fork until almost smooth. Spoon bean mixture into the bottom half of baguette. Top with pork, cheese slices, tomato, avocado, and top half of baguette. Cut into 4 pieces.