Torta de Milanesa


Wondering what to do with the Beef or Chicken Milanesa and Escabeche you just whipped up? Answer: This delicious sandwich. A torta de milanesa.

Chilangas, Ahogadas, Hawaiianas… There are lots of different kinds of tortas and every home/restaurant does them in their own way. Tortas de milanesa are easily my favorite. This recipe was mine. Now it’s yours. 😉


makes one amazing sandwich

1 Telera roll sliced horizontally (use a Po’ Boy or a Kaiser roll if you can’t find Teleras)

Cooking spray

1-2 slices of Milanesa

2 ounces of sliced queso fresco

2 tablespoons refried beans (optional)

1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

1 teaspoon of adobo from a can of chipotle chiles

A few sliced pickled peppers or Escabeche

A bit of onion, sliced thinly

Iceberg lettuce

Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Roma tomato, sliced

Salt and pepper if desired

A few slices of avocado


  • In a pan over medium heat, toast both sides of the telera halves with a little cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add a little more cooking spray to the pan and warm the milanesa if needed. Set aside.
  • Turn the heat up to medium high, add a little more cooking spray and the queso fresco slices. Cook 3-5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Set aside.
  • Warm the optional refried beans, either in the same pan or the microwave. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the mayo and adobo until combined and get ready to build your torta.
  • Spread the optional beans on the bottom half of the toasted telera. (or some of the chipotle mayo if you decide not to use beans.)
  • Lay on the queso fresco.
  • Add a few slices of pickled Jalapeños or carrots.
  • Add a bit of onion.
  • Milanesa next.
  • Add the lettuce, squeeze of lime, Avocado, then tomato. Salt and pepper the tomato if desired.
  • Spread chipotle mayo on the top bun and crown your glorious creation with it.

Serve. Take a quick photo for the ‘Gram. Eat.

This sandwich holds up pretty well for travel, but the sooner you eat it, the better the texture. Serve with tortilla chips and salsaPico De Gallo or Guacamole.


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