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Torta de Milanesa

Torta de Milanesa

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Torta de Milanesa, is a popular day-round snack, that can be best described as a beef schnitzel roll that also includes refried beans, avocado, tomato, lettuce, and salsa!
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings4 serves


  • 4 sirloin steaks of about 150 grams each pounded to 1 to 2 cms thickness
  • 4 crunchy torta rolls referred to as 'bolillos' good substitutes are banh-mi rolls or single-serve size french baguettes
  • 1 cup refried beans recipe coming soon
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 4 iceberg lettuce large green leaves
  • 3 tbsp cotija cheese substitute with crumbly feta cheese
  • ½ onion sliced in thin rings
  • ½ cup Mexican crema substitute half and half
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pickled chilies and veggies recipe coming soon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Season the pounded steak with salt and pepper. Place the whisked eggs in a bowl and the breadcrumbs on a tray or large plate.  Dip in each steak in the eggs and then coat with breadcrumbs.
    Torta de Milanesa
  • Meanwhile, heat a large castiron skillet over low heat with enough oil to the frying pan. Fry steaks until golden brown and set aside on a paper towel to drain.
    Torta de Milanesa
  • To assemble each roll, start with beans on the bottom of the bread, followed by the steak, cheese, tomatoes, avocados, lettuce, and pickled chillis.
    Torta de Milanesa: the add-ons
  • Spread the top half of the torta bun with crema. Top the roll, cut in half, and enjoy.
    Milanesa Tortas


  • If you want to try something heartier, add a fried egg and ham.
  • You can also replace it with bacon and egg for a brekkie torta.
  • You can also replace the cheese for Oaxaca cheese or a melty cheese on top.  If you add ham you have a parma style torta :).
  • Add salsa if you want some heat with it. 
  • Try toasting the bread roll with butter or even using some of the oil left on the frying pan from the crumbled beef ;)