Mexican Tortas with Black Beans and Chorizo
Tortas are like Mexican hoagies. In this easy recipe, Rick Bayless spices black beans with crumbly Mexican chorizo, then spreads the mixture on soft Mexican bolillo rolls. Kaiser rolls also work well. More Quick Mexican Recipes
The chorizo-and-black-bean filling can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat gently before using.
Bolillo and telera rolls, the two classic breads for Mexican tortas, are 6-inch-long oval rolls that are similar to hoagies or soft baguettes; telera rolls are slightly flat. Both types of rolls are available at Latin supermarkets.
Foods as rich and earthy as black beans and chorizo might work well with a lighter-style Bergundy Pinot Noir, but these tortas are probably best with a cool, malty Mexican beer like Negra Modelo or Dos Equis Amber.