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vegan mexican torta

Mexican Torta

  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegan


This authentic Mexican Torta recipe takes me back to summers in Michoacan Mexico. It is hearty, flavorful, and delicious! The combination of jackfruit carnitas, refried beans, avocado, jalapenos, and crunchy lettuce will leave you wanting more. Make sure to give this Mexican Sandwich a try!


  • 1 can of Jackfruit
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
Torta ingredients:
  • 4 bolillos, burger buns or bread of choice
  • 1-1 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 1-2 avocados
  • 4 pickled jalapeños
  • 1/2 head of lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp vegan mayo (optional)


Carnitas Instructions:
  1. Drain and rinse jackfruit well to get rid of the brine flavor. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Heat a pan on medium heat and add neutral oil. Add diced onions and cooked for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add jackfruit, garlic powder, chili powder and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add soy sauce/tamari and maple syrup, mix well and cook for another 7-8 minutes until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  5. Taste and add seasonings as desired. Set aside.
Torta assembly instructions:
  1. Turn a griddle on medium heat. Spread a small amount of vegan mayo on the bread and grill for 2 minutes on each side.
  2. Start by spreading about 1/4 cup refried beans to the bottom half of the roll/bread.
  3. Next, add jackfruit carnitas, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeños and the top half of the bun.
  4. Enjoy as is or add Tapatio like a true Mexican 🙂
  • Category: Mexican
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 torta

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