- 4 poblano peppers
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium white onion thinly sliced
- 1 20-ounce can pineapple slices
- 8 1/2-inch thick boneless smoked pork chops
- 8 hamburger buns
- Classic yellow mustard
- 8 1/4-inch slices Manchego or chihuahua cheese
- Sliced tomato
- Sliced red onion
- Sliced avocado
- pickled jalapeño peppers
A Torta Hawaiana is a delicious Mexican sandwich with an irresistible combination of sweet grilled pineapple, salty smoked pork chops or thinly-sliced deli ham, and spicy roasted poblano peppers topped with melted manchego, Chihuahua, or asadero cheese. Like most Mexican tortas, this Hawaiian-inspired sandwich can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Traditionally, Mexican tortas (sandwiches) are served on bolillo or telera rolls, but many torta stands also serve tortas on hamburger buns. If desired, you can also top your tortas hawaianas with lettuce, sliced tomato, onion, and pickled jalapeño peppers.
For a non-spicy version of this sandwich, substitute 4 thinly sliced green bell peppers for the roasted poblano peppers.