Torta Recipe (Mexican Steak Sandwich)
This torta recipe is a Mexican Style Steak Sandwich packed with a punch of flavor! A simple Mexican favorite dish with broiled flank steak, diced tomatoes, lime juice and cilantro. This is a family favorite hearty sandwich!
Just the meal to have ready for my sports fanatics as we roll into the big basketball tournaments!
What I like about this recipe is that the marinade is made from a base of RO*TEL diced tomatoes, which is super convenient since RO*TEL offers flavors that enhance a Mexican dish. I used the diced tomatoes Mexican blend of lime, jalapeño peppers with cilantro and put it right in the marinade. The combination adds a delicious flavor to the steak with just the right amount of spice!
Steak is filling and when sliced for sandwiches, and it can go a long way if you’re feeding a crowd! I know, pizza usually comes to mind when you have several bellies to satisfy because it’s quick to order or make if you use an Easy No rise Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe, but that meal is predictable!
This Mexican Style Steak Sandwiches is easy to make and if you are in warm weather break out the grill!
Grill not prepped for the season like mine? Broil the meat for a quick sear like I did here. Two minutes on one side and three minutes on the other. Let it rest for a couple of minutes and then slice it up!
I recommend toasting the sandwich rolls before assembling the sandwich. The crusty layer gives the steak a thin barrier so that the juice from the meat doesn’t soak through the bread too quickly.
RO*TEL brand has a variety of diced tomatoes, including a mild flavor if you can’t handle the heat in your foods, but I think you’ll be pleased with the flavor of RO*TEL Mexican Lime & Cilantro Diced Tomatoes. I found a half dozen varieties to choose from at Walmart!
This recipe was more than enough for 6 filling Sandwiches. I fed six (glad to include my parents in the crowd) with it, and getting ready to marinade more steak! Leftover steak can be added for filling salads as well as put in quesadillas or fajitas!
How about serving this Mexican Style Steak Sandwich with a side of Pico de Gallo Fresh Salsa!
Torta Recipe (Mexican Steak Sandwich)
- 2 pounds flank steak or skirt steak
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 limes juiced
- 1 10 ounce can RO*TEL Mexican Lime & Cilantro diced tomatoes
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro divided
- 6-8 rolls for sandwiches
- Steak Marinade
- In a small bowl mix together olive oil, cumin, salt and juice of two limes.
- Place marinade in a plastic bag with the steak. Close bag and massage marinade all over the meat.
- Add RO*TEL diced tomatoes and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro and coat the meat again.
- Put in the refrigerator to marinade for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
- Bolillo Mexican Bread
- Split sandwich bread in half. Lightly coat each side of the center of the bread with olive oil or butter and broil to lightly toast (watch closely).
- Flank Steak
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
- To cook steak remove from the refrigerator and let sit for thirty minutes at room temperature.
- Place steak on prepared baking sheet and place six inches below the broiler and broil for 2 minutes. Flip and broil the other side for 3 minutes.
- Remove steak from heat and place on a cutting board. Cover lightly with foil and let sit for for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain.
- Assemble sandwiches with sliced steak, and fresh cilantro if desired.
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That sandwich looks so good. I am definitely going to try out this recipe. Bookmarked!
Thanks! Hope you get a chance to make it soon 🙂
Um this looks like the best sandwich I have ever scene!! I need to make this asap!!
Great idea to marinade the meat in the Rotel tomatoes! My boys would love your sammies. I would love your marinaded skirt steak over a salad. You know what I find so amusing about this post is looking at the size of supermarkets back in the States. Wow, look at the size of the isles and the selection of food… so very different here in HK. I think I might be overwhelmed by the selection of items when I ever move back home. Sharing, of course!
My boyfriend is going to be so excited when I make these Sunday!! Great recipe!
I love tortas and including RO*TEL in the mix likes makes things amazing! Love that this is a recipe with “stretch” like you say 🙂
It could be that its almost lunch time, or that I LOVE Rotel, but this looks absolutely delicious!
Love Rotel!! And these Mexican Style Steak Sandwiches look amazing!!
Oh my goodness that looks so so good! I want it on my dinner menu right away!
I’m excited to try the Lime & Cilantro canned tomatoes, I didn’t know about that flavor! Delicious-looking sandwiches, I could eat 3 or 4. 🙂
Hubby and the teen like Mexican. They also like Steak sammys. Therefore, I deduct they would love your recipe…sleuth that I am. 🙂 🙂 It looks great!
Oh. Wow. Your photos are amazing- I can see how good this tastes- I will be adding this to my menu plan for next week! The perfectly cooked meat with perfectly toasted bread will make the hubby very happy after a long day at work!
I love, love, love the spiciness of Rotel, so I can’t wait to try your sandwich!
Outstanding looking sammie!! Love Rotel!
I just love Ro-tel! And this marinade sounds so flavorful- my kind of sandwich for sure! 🙂
This looks so good and hearty and I really like the addition of the Rotel.
This is the kind of sandwich my husband and I would love! You know, I buy Rotel all the time, but I’ve only ever used in dips and things like that. Never thought about this kind of use. Thanks!
What an easy to make and tasty sandwich! I’m sure the flavor must be wonderful with the addition of Ro*tel Mexican!
Thanks so much, Joanne! This steak sandwich is quite tasty!
You are so right! I never have issue with using products that makes my life easier 🙂
What a fun use of Rotel! I wouldn’t have thought to put it in a sandwich.
It came out very good with the Mexican variety of ROTEL. So convenient that so much flavor was packed in the diced tomatoes!
Every one of these pictures made my mouth water! I love steak and this sandwich sounds perfect!
That’s an awesome compliment! Thanks, Rachael!
That looks delicious! And we love RO*TEL!
I’ve been a fan of ROTEL for a long time. It was fun to branch out from their original diced tomatoes!
This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I’m glad you stopped by! Thanks you for sharing this recipe on Facebook!!
Oh that is so tasty looking. Gotta have it.
🙂 You’ll love every bite of this steak sandwich, Debbie!
This is totally something my husband would love! And, I love how easy it is. Thanks for the recipe!
This was a fun recipe to create, Debi and you are so right, VERY easy!
That looks so good. i love steak sandwiches and love your twist on them.
Thank you, Michelle! Lots of delicious protein in this sandwich 🙂
Wow! This sandwich sounds totally delicious! What a fantastic idea 🙂
We ate EVERY bit and a request to make again!
I love Mexican foods! This Mexican style steak sandwich sounds super tasty!
Thanks, Stacy! It’s very easy to make too, which is always a bonus 🙂
I love steak and steak sandwiches are so satisfying and good. I never thought to add Ro-Tel Mexican to it-but will now!
Yes, give the Mexican Lime and Cilantro variety a try. I know you’ll love it!
That sounds like an awesome lunch idea. I love sandwiches like this 🙂
That’s exactly when we ate these, for lunch! They really are a delicious combination with the RO*TEL tomatoes!