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!

Mexican Style Steak Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

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!

Mexican Style Steak Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

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!

Mexican Style Steak Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

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.

Mexican Style Steak Sandwich - The Foodie Affair
Mexican Style Steak Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

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!

Mexican Style Steak Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

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!

Mexican Style Steak Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

Mexican Style Steak Sandwich - The Foodie Affair
Mexican Style Steak Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

Torta Recipe (Mexican Steak Sandwich)

Broiled flank steak in a simple marinade, then sliced and served on bolillo Mexican bread. Perfect for lunch dinner, or slice into smaller pieces for an appetizer.
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Course: Main – Beef
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Sandwich, Steak Torta, Torta, Torta Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 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.


Any variety of sandwich rolls can be used for this recipe.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 559mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g


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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!