Cheese-Filled Gorditas


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Cheese-Filled Gorditas

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 7


  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or corn oil
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses
  • 1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce


  • 1.Mix masa, flour, baking powder and salt. Add shortening; mix with hands until well blended. Gradually add water, mixing after each addition until ingredients are well blended and mixture forms a ball. Divide dough into 14 equal-sized smaller balls; cover until ready to use.
  • 2.Flatten each ball into 5-inch round. Heat oil in heavy 12-inch skillet on medium-high heat to between 350°F and 365°F. Add gorditas; fry 3 min. or until crisp and golden brown on both sides; drain. Cool slightly.
  • 3.Cut a small slit in top of each gordita. Gently pull apart. Fill with remaining ingredients.


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