Easy Chipotle Black Bean Tortas

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These easy chipotle black bean tortas filled my home with the aromatic fragrance of baking bread and chipotle spice. A breeze for spring parties, these great meatless appetizers prepare quickly and require very little cooking time. Curious? Keep reading.

chipotle black bean torta with lettuce, tomato and avocado on a dark background

Thanks to the NFRA for making these easy chipotle black bean tortas possible. My comments, opinions and love for tasty, convenient snacks are my own.

We have so many celebrations in May, Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo to start, but they are just the beginning of a season full of celebrations continuing throughout Spring and Summer. At this time of year, when I think of celebrations, I always think finger foods, made in a breeze, yummy, easy, and fun to eat.

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Tortas

Tortas, traditional Mexican sandwiches, come to mind first when I think of tasty, easy meals to offer guests at parties and family gatherings.

Their versatility is a big plus in my book as each layer can be used to create a new bonanza of flavor. Generally, our Mexican tortas include lettuce, tomato, avocado, spices, and a protein (meat, beans, eggs, fish), but that’s really just the beginning of the possibilities.

Lettuce, tomatos and avocado

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These easy chipotle black bean tortas are no exception, they are so easy to assemble using just a few ingredients I already have in my freezer and fridge.

The Bread

For these tortas, I wanted a fresh-baked experience, but didn’t want the trouble of starting from scratch, so I took my convenient bag of Parkerhouse Style Rolls from Bridgford right out of my freezer and counted out the number I needed to thaw.

I’ve baked Bridgford products before. Their convenience and flavor make my life easier when I want to prepare something with fresh baked bread, but don’t have time to spend making the dough. Have you seen my ham, cheese and chipotle bread balls?

Fresh baked rolls

This was my first time baking their Parkerhouse style rolls, and I was surprised to read on the package that I can also make pull-apart rolls or monkey bread with them, too. I will try those for sure another time with the ones I have leftover.

That is one of the things I like about them, in fact, nothing goes to waste. I just use what I need, and the rest can stay in the freezer until I need them for another yummy recipe or meal.

The Chipotle Black Bean Burger

I’ve noticed Gardein products in the supermarket freezer for quite some time, so one day I picked up the Gardein Black Bean Sliders to try. I have always been a fan of bean burgers and so looked forward to trying these.

Wow! I like them a lot. They add just the right amount of flavor and spice to these tortas. Also, they pop in the oven and are ready in 14 minutes. You can see they are made with real ingredients, too. When I cut into them, I can see beans, rice, peppers and corn.

Bread roll, black bean patties and tomato on a white plate

Ready to make your own tortas? Just one thing, please don’t get scared by the hours of prep time, almost all of that time is just allowing the dough to rise before baking.

If you make these easy chipotle black bean tortas, be sure to snap a photo and share it with us on social media using the #mamalatinatips hashtag. I’d love to see it and have a chance to share it as well.

Black bean slidder with tomato, lettuce, pickle and avocado

Easy Chipotle Black Bean Tortas

Prep time: (almost all of which is dough rising time) – Quicker Thaw and Rise Method: 2.5 hours – Start to finish 3 hours – Regular Thaw and Rise Method: 3.5 hours – Start to finish 4 hours

Makes 8 tortas

Ingredients

A bag of Parkerhouse style rolls dough, a bag of Chipotle black bean burger patties by gardein, avocado, tomato, lettuce and condiments.

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Utensils

Place 8 frozen Parkerhouse style rolls on a lightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Brush tops of rolls with melted butter.

Four frozen pieces of bread roll

Follow the thaw and rise instructions on the package.

Bread rolls, risen

I used the quick-thaw & rise method and it took 2.5 hours for them to be ready to bake.

When the rolls are doubled in size, preheat oven to 350 °F and bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and from pan to cool on a wire rack. Spread some melted butter on them.

Spreading butter on fresh baked rolls

Place frozen black bean patties on a baking sheet and bake for approx 8-10 minutes at 375 °F, turning once halfway through the cooking time, until browned and hot throughout.

Cut each patty into four pieces. Each torta will include two pieces.

chipotle black bean pattie

Assemble the tortas spreading the mustard and mayonnaise on the bread and then layering lettuce, two pieces of chipotle black bean patty, tomatoes, pickles, avocado and jalapeños.

Serve warm and enjoy your spring celebration.

black bean sliders with lettuce, tomato, pickle and avocado

Making Spring Entertaining a Breeze

I invite you to check out both your freezer and fridge. You might be surprised by how many yummy appetizers you can prepare with the products you already have handy. Be sure to come back and share your creations with us. And don’t forget to tag them with the #mamalatinatips hashtag, so we all can see and share your amazing snacks, too.

For even more inspiration, be sure to check out the delicious ideas from NFRA at Easy Home Meals, our “Cool Food Panel” board on Pinterest, and follow the #EasyHomeMeals hashtag on social media.

Provecho!

Print the Chipotle Black Bean Tortas Recipe Below

chipotle black bean torta with lettuce, tomato and avocado on a dark background
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Easy Chipotle Black Bean Tortas

Bake, assemble and enjoy. These Chipotle Black Bean Tortas require very little cooking prep and deliver big flavor with their layers of avocado, lettuce, pickles, and chipotle black bean patties. 
Thaw & rise dough2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Servings: 8 tortas

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 1 bag Bridgford Parkerhouse Style Rolls Dough
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 bag 4 patties Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burger patties
  • Mayonnaise
  • Yellow mustard
  • 4 lettuce leaves of your choice cut in half
  • 4 tomato slices cut in halves
  • Pickles of your choice optional
  • 1-2 avocados
  • Jalapeño peppers in vinegar optional but very tasty

Utensils

  • Cookie baking sheets
  • Kitchen brush
  • Glass bowls

Instructions

  • Place 8 frozen Parkerhouse style rolls on a lightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Brush tops of rolls with melted butter.
  • Follow the thaw and rise instructions on the package.
  • I used the quick-thaw & rise method and it took 2.5 hours for them to be ready to bake.
  • When the rolls are doubled in size, preheat oven to 350 °F and bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and from pan to cool on a wire rack. Spread some melted butter on them.
  • Place frozen black bean patties on a baking sheet and bake for approx 8-10 minutes at 375 °F, turning once halfway through the cooking time, until browned and hot throughout.
  • Cut each patty into four pieces. Each torta will include two pieces.
  • Assemble the tortas spreading the mustard and mayonnaise on the bread and then layering lettuce, two pieces of chipotle black bean patty, tomatoes, pickles, avocado and jalapeños.
  • Serve warm and enjoy your spring celebration.
Course: Snacks & Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy black bean sandwiches, Easy snacks
Author: Silvia

Notes

Please notice, almost all of the prep time is dough rising time, you have two options, choose the best one for you:
  • Quicker Thaw and Rise Method: 2.5 hours – Start to finish 3 hours.
  • Regular Thaw and Rise Method: 3.5 hours (or leave dough in fridge overnight to thaw fist) – Start to finish 4 hours
Chipotle black bean tortas with lettuce, pickle, tomato and avocado

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Jessica Joachim
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Jessica Joachim

I love being able to find meatless alternatives for some of my favorite meals! I may not be a vegetarian, but I am eating less meat and these chipotle black bean tortas are a perfect alternative!

Tara Pittman
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Tara Pittman

I love meatless options for meals. These are veggie burgers that I want to try.

Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland
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Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland

OMG this sounds soo freaking good! I’m gutted the patties aren’t gluten-free but I’m sure I could make a similar recipe without the gluten

Rosey
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Rosey

It looks pretty tasty. I don’t mind the time it takes to let the dough rise. That’s half the fun!

Hannah Marie
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Hannah Marie

My mouth is quickly watering already. The meals are going to ruin my diet because I know I’ll eat a lot. I love this post.

Blanca D
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Blanca D

Aw how much I love tortas! And I think it’s so cool that you bake your own bread, nothing beats fresh out of the oven bread.

Enriqueta E Lemoine
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Enriqueta E Lemoine

I need to make this, specially bake those rolls!

Kate
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Kate

I just love having these burgers on hand for easy lunches or entertaining. Such a good idea!

Ale
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Ale

So excited to see these vegan burgers. The look so good.

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