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Chipotle Pork Tortas

Tortas are the classic Mexican sandwich and this juicy shredded pork version is healthy, easy to make and delicious! 
Course Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 tortas
Calories 234kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 1 pound boneless pork shoulder roast fat removed, cut into 2 inch chunks.
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce*
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 12 ounce can cola
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 6 bolillos or sandwich rolls split
  • Toppings:
  • Sliced avocado
  • These Pickled onions
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Season meat generously with salt and pepper. Place meat in slow cooker.
  • In a food processor or a blender, add the onion, chipotle peppers, lime juice, garlic, cumin and half of the cola. Cover and process until smooth. Add the remaining cola and stir until combined well.
  • Pour cola mixture over pork.
  • Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or low-heat for 7 to 8 hours.
  • Transfer a few pieces of meat to a small bowl and shred it using two forks. Return meat to the slow cooker and repeat process until all of the meat is shredded.
  • Toast the buns (optional) and spread chipotle mayonnaise on cut sides. Add the shredded pork, and top it with cebollas curtidas and sliced avocado.
  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and puree. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.


Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used. The calorie count does not include the torta bread or any other topping. However, Mayonnaise has been counted for. 


Serving: 1torta | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 300mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g