This delicious dish of Mexican cuisine satisfies the most demanding palates. The pork and beans recipe ‘Gorditas’ is fried and stuffed with the fillings of your choice. You can do it with whatever you have on hand. This time we recommend a winning combination of carnitas-style pork and refried beans. To make this dish vegetarian, replace the lard in the batter with vegetable oil and fill it with roasted vegetables and vegetarian refried beans. You will notice a different sensation if you use ano
ther type of meat, but in essence, it will be an equally fabulous dish.
This ration is designed for 12 PEOPLE
APPROXIMATE PREPARATION TIME: 45 MINUTES
APPROXIMATE COOKING TIME: 45 MINUTES
Pork and Beans Gorditas Ingredients:
2 cups of flour dough
2 cups of hot water, plus extra if needed
2 teaspoons of salt
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional if needed
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of lard
2 cups vegetable oil
FOR THE FILLING
2 cups of store-bought refried beans or recycled beans, warm.
2 cups of hot pork carnitas.
2/3 cup of Chihuahua cheese
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup sour cream
METHOD OF PREPARATION
- Using a large bowl is recommended to mix or combine the flour dough with the hot water and salt. Then you need to add the flour, baking powder, and lard. Once everything is ready, continue mixing until you have a homogeneous paste. If it’s still a little dry, don’t worry and add a little more water. The mixture is perfect when you see the dough quickly form into balls in the palm of your hand. If, on the other hand, it is moist, add a little more flour until you get the same result.
- Spray water on a large work surface covered with wax paper. Make 24 balls of dough on waxed paper and press into circles about 1/4 inch thick. You can use a mold to make this job more accessible.
- In a large skillet, pour and heat the oil over medium heat. When hot, fry the gorditas, pressing with a spatula, until cooked through and golden brown. Leave it for about 2 minutes on each side. Then drain it on a plate lined with kitchen paper towels and keep it warm.
- When cooked, cut off the tops and stuff them. You can make the filling with beans, pork, cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream. Or, if you wish, you can use only one class of these fillings or others of your choice. Once our gorditas are stuffed, you should serve them immediately.
For Mexicans, beans and chilies are an indispensable part of their food culture. Gorditas are a distinctive dish for them. Perhaps you have not yet tried this exotic and typical dish of the Mexican region. I invite you to try this delicious recipe. Chances are, you will surprise your friends and family with something new to them.
Surely you will not regret it!