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Gorditas

Yield: 12 appetizers
Prep 30 mins Cook 2 mins  per batch
Gorditas
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  masa harina
  • 1/2  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1 1/3  cups  hot water
  • 1/2  cup  finely shredded Cotija or Asiago cheese (1 ounce)
  •  Vegetable oil
  • 1 15  ounce can  black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  canned chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  cup  finely shredded cabbage
  •  Purchased salsa
  •  Lime wedges
Directions

1. In a large bowl combine masa harina, flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the hot water, stirring until mixture forms a soft dough. Stir in cheese.

2. Divide masa mixture into 12 portions. On a lightly floured surface use your hands to pat each portion into a 2-1/2-inch round. As you work, keep dough and formed gorditas covered with clean kitchen towels or plastic wrap to keep them from drying out.

3. Pour oil into a heavy medium saucepan to a depth of 1-1/2 inches. Heat oil over medium heat until its temperature reaches 350 degrees F. Fry gorditas, three or four at a time, in hot oil about 2 minutes each or until crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Using a serrated knife, split hot gorditas horizontally to partly open.

4. In a medium bowl combine black beans, chile pepper, and garlic; use a fork to slightly mash bean mixture. Spoon bean mixture into gorditas; spoon in cabbage and salsa. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (Gorditas)
  • cal. (kcal) 264,
  • Fat, total (g) 16,
  • chol. (mg) 6,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 27,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 9,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 475,
  • Potassium (mg) 210,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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