This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Armour Vienna Sausage and Latina Bloggers Connect, recipe and opinions are mine
Mexican Food is so diverse that many outside Mexico wouldn’t think that we love our “tortas,” small but wholesome sandwiches made with a type of bread similar to the French Baguette (named “Bolillo”). Tortas are a preferred choice for small school stands to sell at recess time; they’re also a popular lunch option for office workers, and a quick meal for those who need something easy to carry. The selection of fillings is, as you might guess, plentiful, but there are some basic ingredients that make up a Mexican Torta: it has to have mayo, onion, tomato, avocado, and Mexican “queso fresco.” From there on, you can get as creative as you want!Growing up, I used to go to the grocery store near my house where the owner had a large glass container filled with hot-dog sausages floating in a salty brine. For just 50 cents, he would make you a sausage torta with bolillo, mayonnaise, and a pickled jalapeño pepper. I don’t know why, but for my 10-year-old self, that seemed like the greatest treat ever! That’s why today I’m glad that ARMOUR Vienna Sausages is sponsoring this recipe, because the flavor of their sausages is the same one that I remember from growing up in Mexico. I also like the convenience of the canned from, and the smaller size makes it easy to make smaller versions of this sandwich/torta.
MAKES 2 TORTAS (MEXICAN SANDWICHES)
- 2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
- 1 can Armour Vienna original sausages, cut lengthwise
- 2 Mexican rolls*, cut lengthwise
- 1 tsp. butter
- 1 tbsp. mayo
- 2 romaine leaves in pieces
- 2 slices of Mexican Queso Fresco (about 1 oz. each)
- 4 tomato slices
- 2 red onion slices
- ½ avocado, cut into slices
- Pickled jalapeños, and/or carrots (as you wish)
- · If you can’t find Mexican rolls, use Portuguese rolls or cut off 2 4-inch pieces from a baguette.
1. Heat oil in a skillet at medium heat, add the sausages and slightly fry them, about 1 ½ minute per side. Once this step is done, remove and set aside.
2.In the same skillet (or in a separate griddle if you prefer), add the butter and melt at medium high. Place the bread roll (with the inside of the roll facing down) on the griddle to toast. About 2 minutes.
3. Now, for the assembly part: Spread the mayo on each piece of bread, top with a few pieces of the lettuce, then arrange half of the Armour Vienna Sausages on top of the lettuce. Proceed with the cheese slice, tomato, onion, and half of the avocado slices. Cover with the other half of the roll.
Serve with some pickled peppers and carrots. Enjoy!
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Saturday, 10/03 at 4711 Airline, Fiesta Store # 11
Sunday, 10/04 at 14315 Bellaire, Fiesta Store # 14
Saturday, 10/10 at 800 S Wayside, Fiesta Store # 3
Sunday, 10/05 at 1603 Spencer, S Houston, Fiesta Store # 04
Saturday, 10/03 at 275 NE 28th St., Ft. Worth
You still don’t have to live in Texas to enjoy Armour Vienna Sausages, look for them at your local stores. I eat them right out of the can!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Armour Vienna Sausage and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.