Delicious Mexican tortas, or sandwiches, that are so easy to make — and eat!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 4 (3 ounce) thin-cut beef round steaks

  • 4 Mexican-style sandwich rolls (bolillos)

  • ¼ cup sour cream, divided

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans - drained, rinsed, and mashed - divided

  • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted and sliced

  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced

  • 2 pickled jalapeno peppers, sliced into quarters lengthwise

  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce, divided

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided

  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco (Mexican fresh cheese), divided

  • 1 lime, quartered


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry steaks to desired doneness, about 5 minutes on each side.

  2. Slice rolls lengthwise. Spread about 1 tablespoon sour cream onto one side of each roll and top with about 1/3 cup mashed pinto beans per sandwich. Place 1 cooked round steak per sandwich on top of pinto beans.

  3. Layer each sandwich with a portion of avocado slices, tomato slices, and sliced pickled jalapeños, about 1/2 cup shredded lettuce, 1/4 cup cilantro, and 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese.

  4. Squeeze a lime wedge over each sandwich, close, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

770 Calories
30g Fat
92g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 770
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 391mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 92g 33%
Dietary Fiber 15g 53%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 44mg 221%
Calcium 285mg 22%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 1387mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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