Milanesa Torta

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Jun. 30, 2015

Milanesa is thin cutlet, breaded and fried, similar to a schnitzel or chicken-fried steak. Milanesa torta is a sandwich filled with milanesa plus avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, and crema. This is an delicious, fast, and inexpensive meal.


Sirloin/Round steak 1 1/2 Pound , thin
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , minced
Lime 1 , divided
Eggs 2 , beaten
Panko breadcrumbs 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (for deep frying)
For tortas
Bolillo rolls/French bread 6 (4
Butter 3 Tablespoon , divided
Avocado 2 , sliced and divided
Tomato 2 , sliced and divided
Lettuce 1 , sliced and divided
Onion 1 , sliced and divided
Mexican crema 3 Tablespoon , divided
Refried beans 3 Tablespoon , divided



Season steaks with salt, pepper, garlic, and half the lime.

Tenderize with a mallet, until the steaks are between ⅛ and ¼ inch thick.

Cut into 4-6 serving pieces, approximately the size of your bread rolls.




Coat each piece of the steak in beaten egg and allow excess to drip off.

Coat generously in breadcrumbs on both sides.

In a pan, heat oil over medium-high heat until sizzling hot.

Fry milanesa for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and the steaks are cooked medium-well.

Allow to drain on a rack briefly.

Butter insides of rolls and toast lightly on a griddle.

Spread with crema and/or refried beans and top with milanesa and any other vegetables you like.



Serve with a lime wedge and hot sauce or salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 6 Minutes
Ready In: 6 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 691Calories from Fat 330

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.5%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 671 mg27.96%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 35 g70%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet