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Smoky Chipotle Turkey Tortas

Easy as can be, this recipe for Smoky Chipotle Turkey Tortas uses leftover holiday turkey or rotisserie chicken and is ready in 30 minutes. With refried black beans, Oaxaca cheese, and a fresh sprinkle of arugula and radishes this Mexican-style sandwich is the prefect weeknight meal. #tortas #tortasmexicanas #tortasmexicanasrecipe

Easy as can be, this recipe for Smoky Chipotle Turkey Tortas uses leftover holiday turkey or rotisserie chicken and is ready in 30 minutes. With refried black beans, Oaxaca cheese, and a fresh sprinkle of arugula and radishes this Mexican-style sandwich is the prefect weeknight meal.

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 chipotles en adobo, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 ½ pounds cooked turkey or rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chicken broth or leftover turkey stock
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 bolillos or French rolls
  • 1 (15-ounce) can refried black beans, warmed
  • 1 (10-ounce) package Oaxaca cheese, grated
  • ½ cup Crema Mexicana
  • ½ bunch radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat broiler to high and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and chipotles and season with salt. Let cook 1 minute then add turkey, broth, and paprika. Cook until combined and warmed through.
  3. Stir in lime juice and taste. Add more salt if needed.
  4. Slice bolillos in half, horizontally and place them cut side up on the prepared baking sheet (you may have to broil tortas in two batches depending on the size of the bread).
  5. Divide beans between the pieces of bread and spread to cover. Top one side of each torta with turkey then divided cheese between each piece of bread.
  6. Broil tortas until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
  7. Top each torta with a tablespoon or so of crema, radishes, arugula, and onions. Close each torta, slice in half and serve.

Notes

Makes these tortas any time with shredded rotisserie chicken instead of turkey or broil a few turkey breasts for 8-10 minutes, then shred. You can even use leftover ham or roast beef.