Authentic Mexican Gorditas
Gorditas are pastries made with masa and stuffed with cheese, meat, or other fillings. Gordita means “chubby” in Spanish. There are two main variations of this dish, one which is typically fried in a deep wok-shaped comal, consumed mostly on center and south Mexico, and another one baked on a regular comal. Gorditas are often eaten as a lunch meal and accompanied by several types of salsas.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Place the beef, potatoes, and 1 teaspoon salt in the skillet and cover and cook for about 10 minutes, until meat is cooked and potatoes are tender.
But, what is a gordita, you might ask? A gordita is a small, thick tortilla. There’s not just one type of gordita, depending on what region of the country you are, a gordita could be just something made of corn dough or wheat dough, with an easy simple dough mix or...
Combine onion and jalapeños in medium bowl. Bring vinegar, lime juice, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt to boil in small saucepan. Pour vinegar mixture over onion mixture and let sit for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for up to 2 days. Transfer 1/4 cup pickling...
To make the gorditas, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until evenly moist. You may need to knead the mixture with your hands to make sure there are no dry spots.
Mix dry ingredients in bowl.
Place potatoes in a pan with cold salted water, bring to a boil and immediately turn heat down to a simmer. Cook potatoes until fork tender, about 15 min. Drain potatoes and set aside.
Sift flour and baking powder together. Using an electric mixer, or a whisk, mix nata and condensed milk together until well-blended.
Make this vegan Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch recipe at home!
You definitely need to start the chicken first. I put all the ingredients in my slow cooker (love that thing!) and let sit on the high setting for a few hours. As the chicken cooks, start to shred it and let it simmer in the juices. WARNING: it's going to make your...
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Add butter and knead with hands until all ingredients are combined. Add milk and water and continue to knead until dough consistency has formed.
In a large bowl put the natas, whisk until they fluff up a bit. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Once well incorporated, add sugar and mix.
These savory gorditas, stuffed with chile-spiced scrambled eggs, make a great breakfast meal or afternoon snack.
Gorditas are a crucial part of any Taco Bell copycat recipe. Learn how to make them at home!