2 Red Chilies soaked in 1/2 cup water over night (wear gloves when you handle the chilies) remove seeds and dice chilies thinly. Add the 1/2 cup of the chilie water to the pan.
1 Onion Large diced
2 Tablespoon Garlic minced
1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 cup White Sugar
3 tablespoons Vinegar
2 (6 ounce cans) Tomate Paste
1 Tablespoon Worshire Sauce
1 Tablespoon All Spice
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Honey
Wash and cut up your vegetables into small pieces
In a Large Pot 1 tablespoon Olive Oil bring to medium heat
Place the vegetables and sautee on medium heat until vegetables are wilted and soft. Add the garlic for the last 5 minutes. Stir frequently and dont burn them. Approxamently 20 minutes
Add the chicken broth bring to a boil reduce heat to simmer
Add tomatae paste and stir until dissolved
Add vinegar, brown sugar, white sugar, worshire, all spice, salt and honey
Stir until all is mixed together
Cover pan with lid slightly crocked to let steam out.
Cook down until very thick
2- 16 ounce wide mouth mason jars. Fill each one and leave at least 2″ from the top. Put the lid and seal on quickly so it will seal down good.
Let the BBQ sauce cool completely.
Put one in the freezer and the other you can refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
*You can use a Slow Cooker or Multicooker with the Jam setting if you have. It’s easier and you dont have to worry bout burning it. You just use the brown/sautee setting for cooking vegatables and bring to boil.
Authentic Mexican Torta (Sandwich made with Bread).
Let’s start at the ground level. I like the “Bread” to be light and a bit airy. I make my own bread for my tortas. Some people like a texture more towards a French rolls consistency. Which ever way you prefer they will come out perfect every time. I will include the Mexican Bolillos dough recipe below.
There are many choices hot or cold, meat and veggies to put on to your Torta. I have listed a few different ways to make an authentic Mexican torta.
Carnitas (Slow Roasted Pork): Shredded Pork,
Carne Asada Beef
Arrachera Beef (Skirt Steak BBQ)
Slow Cooked Shredded Beef
Fried Chicken Pieces
Ham and Cheese
Batter Fried Fish and Shrimp
All Veggies for the Vegetarian
The following ingredients are usually served as condiments for the Tortas. Frijoles (Beans), Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Lettuce, Jalapenos, Cilantro, Lime juice, Mayonnaise, Green Chili Sauce, Sour Cream, Pico De Gallo, Salsa, Tapatio Hot Sauce.
Breakfast Torta: Scrambled Egg, Cheese and Bacon, Sausage or Ham and veggies.
The Bread… You can buy some rolls from a Mexican bakery in you area. Or if you are like me, I Love to bake my own. Here’s the recipe I use.