Any how! My family loves it when I am on the strict phase because they say I cook a lot of really yummy meals. I just make them what I am craving that day and wish that I could eat. My latest phase has been Mexican food!
I watched a cooking show a few weeks ago on how to makeTortas (a Mexican sandwich that street vendors sale in Mexico). I had never heard of them before, but It looked so so yummy to me! I have been craving one for weeks! So the last couple of days I have been researching recipes!
So first I learned that Tortas are made on Mexican rolls called Bolillos. I found a recipe to make my own here and here , but I lucked out and happened to find a big bag of them at WalMart on sale for $1.50, but I still want to try my hand at making them on my own sometime.
My next layer was Chorizo ( Mexican pork sausage). I have used Chorizo before that I bought from the store and mixed with scrambled eggs for Mexican breakfast tacos. Those are really yummy to by the way! Find the recipe here. But in my research yesterday I found out that Chorizo often has Lymph nodes, saliva glands and other strange parts ground up in it in the store bought kind. Yuck! I have been eating this stuff! Any way there are a billion different versions and recipes all over online to make your own and it is really easy! I chose this recipe. I tweaked it a little bit and and used ground pork and I switched out the Vinegar with lemon juice and added another tablespoon of paprika. It took me about 10 min to put together and it sat in the fridge for about 24 hours so the flavors could blend well.
It ends up looking like a thick paste like this.
But after you cook it up It looks like this :-) I cooked mine up with dried minced onions
I don't like to add too much to my guacamole. Less is more I think when it comes to guacamole. I just season mine with salt, pepper, onion powder, a little garlic powder and a little bit of lime juice (not too much) Sorry the color came out strange on my camera. The guacamole looked much better in person :-)
To bad I could not have one :-( Ho Hum! Oh well I will get to try one in about 3 weeks :-)
Any way there are a lot of other ways you can make them browse around and google it. You can use beef , chicken , shrimp, ham anything you want as your main center. Anywat I had fun researching this popular Mexican sandwich and I hope you give it a try! Once you bite into one you will be glad that you did :-)