Garlicky Mushroom & Chipotle Refried Bean Tortas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Take a bite of these amazing Mushroom and Refried Bean Tortas ... they're packed with flavor and simple to make!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bean tortas, mushroom tortas, tortas, vegetarian tortas
Servings: 6 tortas
Author: Ginnie
For Mushrooms:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (1-pound) package sliced mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
For Refried Beans:
  • 1 (7-ounce) can La Morena Chipotle Peppers
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can La Morena Refried Bayo Beans with Chipotle and Adobo
For Tortas:
  • 1 large baguette (or 6 crusty rolls)
  • 1/2 pound Oaxaca cheese
  • 1/3 cup Mexican crema
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 (7-ounce) can La Morena Sliced Green Jalapeño Peppers
  • 2 cups arugula
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Prepare mushrooms:
  1. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Add mushrooms and cook until they begin to brown, stirring frequently.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and allow pan to cool for a few minutes, continuing to stir often.
  4. Add garlic to mushrooms and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (about 30 seconds to 1 minute).
  5. Remove pan from heat. Season to taste with salt and stir in cilantro. Set aside.

Prepare refried beans:
  1. Remove 1 chipotle pepper from the can (reserve the rest for another use). Chop pepper and set aside.
  2. While mushrooms are cooking, heat 1 teaspoon olive in a small frying pan over medium heat.

  3. Add garlic to pan and cook until fragrant, stirring constantly (about 30 seconds to 1 minute).
  4. Stir refried beans, chopped chipotle pepper, and 2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from chipotle pepper can) into the garlic.

  5. Cook refried beans until just heated through. Remove pan from heat.
Assemble tortas:
  1. Cut baguette into 6 equal pieces, if using. Slice baguette or rolls in half and remove a little bread from inside each piece.

  2. Cover the bottom of each baguette/roll with refried beans.
  3. Top beans with mushrooms. Then cover mushrooms and the top half of each roll with Oaxaca cheese.

  4. Put sandwiches on a large baking sheet, keeping tops and bottoms separate. Bake until cheese is melted and bread begins to crisp (about 5 minutes).

  5. While sandwiches are baking, combine crema with 2 tsp. adobo sauce (from canned chipotles). Set aside.
  6. Remove sandwiches from oven, top the mushroom side of the sandwich with red onions, jalapeños, and arugula to taste.

  7. Drizzle sandwich with crema and top with the other sandwich half.
  8. Serve sandwiches hot. Enjoy!


Oaxaca cheese has a texture similar to string cheese. If you can't find it, substitute Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese.

Crema is similar to sour cream or crème fraîche, both of which make great substitutes.

La Morena's Refried Bayo Beans with Chipotle and Adobo contain a whole chipotle. Mash this into your beans while warming them or remove it for a milder heat level.