A #Mexicanfood classic!
Sopes are a common street food made with masa. The shape is small and round with pinched edges and have a variety of different fillings and toppings.
Depending on the place that you are in Mexico, they can also be called pellizcadas o picadas.
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- 2 cups Masa Harina
- 1 1/3 cups of water
- 2 TBS pork lard or vegetable shortening or cooking oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup Refried Bayo Beans
- 1 cup Salsa Verde
- 1.5 cups Mexican Chorizo
- 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
- Prepare the masa by mixing the Maseca with water and salt.
If dough feels dry, add water in teaspoon increments until you get a soft and smooth dough. Cover with a cloth to avoid drying.
- Take a portion of the masa and make a small ball. Press each ball of dough with your hands to form small thick patties. Cook on a skillet on both sides.
- Immediately after cooking, press around the edges with your fingertips to form a small plate.
- Spread beans and add salsa, chorizo and garnish with the cheese. (Click here for the recipe for the Mexican Chorizo)
- You can also top with pork cracklings, green chillie strips, chicken, mince or your favorite dish!
- Serve warm.