This recipe is actually just a combination of two others, this cochinita pibil recipe and a pickled onion recipe for garnish (added in this post).

Cochinita Pibil Tortas


  • Cochinita Pibil from recipe in description
  • french bread or bolillo
  • 1 avocado

For the pickled red onions

  • 1 Red Onion sliced thin
  • 2 Serrano Peppers sliced thin longways
  • 1 c white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar depending on how sweet you want
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt


For the onions

  • In a pot on low heat combine the water, vinegar, salt and sugar and stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Add the onions and peppers, stir and remove from heat.
  • Place everything in a bowl to cool and cover.
  • Leave out overnight then refrigerate.
  • This should keep for about a week.

Assembling the Torta

  • For the bottom layer place a good amount of cochinita pibil.
  • Slice up some avocado and spread on the top bread.
  • Put some of the pickled onions on top of the cochinita pibil.
  • Place the torta in a pan on medium heat.
  • Cook on both sides until crisp.
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