Cemita-Style Pork Sandwich Cemita-Style Pork Sandwich

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This popular Latin-style street food is traditionally served on a bun called a cemita, which is a sesame-topped egg bread. Luckily, you don't have to travel to try this tasty concoction: Here we use challah, which is similar to cemita and more readily available. Marinating in spices and lime juice gives the meat a spicy kick, which is offset by a cool guacamole spread.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2012



In bowl, combine half of the lime juice, the chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, oregano, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Add pork, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Peel, pit and chop avocado. In bowl, mash avocado with fork; mix in cilantro and remaining lime juice. Set aside.

Weave pork slices onto 4 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning occasionally, until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from skewers.

Layer bottom half of each bun with lettuce, tomatoes, pork and onion. Spread avocado mixture on cut side of top of each bun; sandwich layers with tops.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 620 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 453.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Potassium 868 mg
  • Cholesterol 101 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g


  • Iron 31.0
  • Folate 56.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Vitamin A 15.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
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Cemita-Style Pork Sandwich