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Tijuana Torta

From: EatingWell

A Mexican-style torta is just like a burrito, except the "wrapper" is a hollowed-out roll instead of a tortilla. Here it's filled with mashed spiced black beans and a quick guacamole. Take this vegetarian version to another level (and add calcium) by melting Monterey Jack cheese onto the bean side of the sandwich. Serve with: Grilled corn on the cob or Spanish rice.

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 25 mins
Total: 25 mins
Rated : 
 by 3 people
Ingredients
1 15-ounce can  black beans, or pinto beans, rinsed (see Note)
3 tablespoons  prepared salsa
1 tablespoon  chopped pickled jalapeno
1/2 teaspoon  ground cumin
1   ripe avocado, pitted
2 tablespoons  minced onion
1 tablespoon  lime juice
1   16- to 20-inch-long baguette, preferably whole-grain
1 1/3 cups  shredded green cabbage
Directions
1. Mash beans, salsa, jalapeno and cumin in a small bowl. Mash avocado, onion and lime juice in another small bowl.
2. Cut baguette into 4 equal lengths. Split each piece in half horizontally. Pull out most of the soft bread from the center so you're left with mostly crust. Divide the bean paste, avocado mixture and cabbage evenly among the sandwiches. Cut each in half and serve.
Tips:
Note: While we love the convenience of canned beans, they tend to be high in sodium. Give them a good rinse before adding to a recipe to rid them of some of their sodium (up to 35 percent) or opt for low-sodium or no-salt-added varieties. (This recipe is analyzed with rinsed, regular canned beans.) Or, if you have the time, cook your own beans from scratch.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate the bean mixture (Step 1) for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 354, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 5 g, Sodium 682 mg, Carbohydrate 60 g, Fiber 17 g, Protein 17 g, Potassium 639 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin C 29%, Iron 15%. Exchanges: Starch 3.5,Vegetable 1,Fat 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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PeggyDuncan3 wrote:

It was easy, but needed more flavor.

6/2/2013 10:59:33 PM Report Abuse
juliannapatter wrote:

quick and delish!!! =)

8/4/2011 07:20:36 PM Report Abuse
aliciabent86 wrote:

great quick recipe

10/15/2010 12:22:49 PM Report Abuse

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