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Chorizo Torta

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James and I were lucky enough to get last minute tickets to see Adele with some friends last week. This was in NYC at Madison Square Garden, and let me tell you, she is incredible! She is only of those rare talents that is honestly even better in person than recorded. She told stories the whole time, and really seemed to have a lot of fun with her performance.

Anyway, the reason this is relevant is because we needed to catch the train into the city and go straight to the concert.  Instead of finding some junk fast food or eating whatever they had at the arena, I thought we could have a nice dinner on the train.  It’s 45min to just sit and enjoy a meal, and they let you drink on Metro North, so we had a good cold beer to wash it down.

Obviously it would have been harder to have something requiring utensils, so I made some delicious chorizo tortas.  These are basically just the hispanic version of a panini.  It’s a warm sandwich with meat, cheese, and whatever toppings you want. Often people put beans on them, but honestly you can do anything with it.

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For the chorizo torta:

  • Cooked Chorizo Sausages
  • 2 nice buns (aside from your own of course)
  • avocado
  • arugula
  • tomato
  • manchego cheese

Cut your chorizo sausages in half and grill them on both sides for a few minutes until warmed through.

Slice your buns in half, slice your tomato, and slice up the manchego cheese.

Smash your avocado and season with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice if you have it.

Layer your buns with cheese, chorizo, avocado, lettuce and tomato.

Grill the torta whole using a spatula or pan to smash the sandwich together a bit. You could use a panini press if you have it, but as I don’t using a pan is a great solution.

Grill on each side for a few minutes until toasted and cheese is melted.

Enjoy!

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