Dunked Tortas - La Voz Latina Central

In this edition, we are emphasizing the theme of real estate, houses and homes. I would like to begin with the thought surrounding the importance that the concept of home has in the act of eating. When we say that we ate something homemade, it means that it is generally delicious and comforting, it gives us a feeling of wellbeing and peace. Homemade food is what we take with us when we move to another country, which we remember and miss and that we try to duplicate when we want to recreate the flavor of the food that our mother or father prepared.

Homemade cooking smells and delicious tastes, and it has a special flavor that is particular to the person who prepared it. Every house has its specialty, and every country has dishes that are easily duplicated at home.

If you interview a group of immigrants from any country and ask them what is it that you miss most from your country, I

There is something very powerful about the union of the country and home with food. Food is the aspect of culture that really is part of our body and remains marked in our sensory memory, not only on taste, smell or visual level, but also on an affective level because the lovely moments that you lived at the time while

There is a dish that is typical in the state of Jalisco, Mexico that you often hear about on the streets and in the houses, which if you went to Jalisco and did not eat the "chopped cake," it would be as if you never went.

The birote is spread with mashed refried beans and filled with pork, and then dunked in Chile from arbol sauce, which is flavored with vinegar, cumin and garlic all in a tomato sauce, garnished with onion slices soaked in lime. This sandwich combines Spanish ingredients, such as bread and pork with foods from Mexico, such as the chile de arbol and tomato. The birote, the bread that is used to prepare these cakes, is not prepared in any other part of the world due to the conditions of altitude, temperature and climate in Guadalajara.

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  • 12 tomatoes
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 pinches of dried oregano
  • salt to taste
  • hot sauce
  • 3 oz. chile
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp. of cumin
  • 1 tsp. of white vinegar
  • 1 lb.
  • of shredded pork or chicken
  • 2 sliced ​​onions marinated in lime juice

Boil the tomatoes in a pot, and add the cloves. Once it has boiled, take off the flame, and blend it with the garlic, oregano and salt. Strain and set aside.

Boil the chilies and blend with salt, garlic and cumin. Strain and set aside. Cut open the bobbins on one side without cutting it open completely. Spread the beans on the bread, add the shredded pork or chicken, dip it in the tomato sauce and add the hot sauce to taste. If you want the cake completely drowned with the sauce, then put it all the way in the chili sauce. Add the marinated onion slices marinated in lime sauce.

Homemade food smells and tastes rich, it has a unique and particular seasoning of the person who prepares it. Every house has its own specialty and every country has dishes that are easily recreated at home.

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If you interview a group of immigrants from any country and ask them what is the strangest thing about their country, I assure you 9 of the 10 if not all, they will answer the food of my house, or the food of my land, my country.

There is something very powerful between the union of the land ) and the house with the food ... is the aspect of the culture that can really be introduced to our body and is etched in our sensory memory not only at the gustatory, olfactory and visual level but also at the affective level because the pleasant moments that were lived when eating foods are what make and make our memories are so important.

There is a dish that is typical of Jalisco Mexico that is so common in the streets and in the houses that are said that if you went to Jalisco and did not eat "a cake choked" it is as if you had not gone.

cake in Mexico is not sweet unlike other Latin American countries. In Mexico the sweet cake is called cake. The cake is a kind of sandwich made from a salty loaf called a bun. The chopped cake is made with a bread called birote, which is hard on the outside and masudo on the inside, which is characteristic of the region, its consistency is crunchy on the outside and less permeable than a normal bolillo and its interior firmer, with a flavor slightly sour due to a slightly longer fermentation, which allows to immerse it in different sauces without losing its consistency.

The Birote is anointed with beans and filled with carnitas and after immersing in the Chilean sauce of tree flavored with vinegar, cumin and garlic and in tomato sauce, and slices of onion submerged in lemon.

Tomato Sauce

Boil the tomatoes in a pot and add the cloves. Once boiled, remove and blend with garlic, oregano and salt. Paste and reserve.

Boil the chilies and blend with the salt, garlic and cumin.Cook and reserve.

Open the bobbons in half on one side without cutting completely. Grease the beans, add the meat or chicken, dip in the tomato sauce and add the hot sauce to taste. If you want the completely choked cake you can dip it completely in the chile sauce. Add marinated onions in lemon.

  • Adam Floyd