Mexican Gorditas Caseras



For the Gorditas

Prepare the Dough: In a large bowl, mix the Maseca corn flour and salt. Gradually add the warm water, mixing with your hands until a dough forms. The dough should be moist but not sticky. Add more water if needed.

Form the Gorditas: Divide the dough into 10-12 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball, then flatten into a disk about 1/2 inch thick.

Cook the Gorditas: Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook the gorditas for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until they develop a slight crust and are cooked through. You can press down gently on them with a spatula to ensure even cooking.

Split the Gorditas: Once cooked, let the gorditas cool slightly. Use a knife to carefully split them open, creating a pocket for the filling.

For Papas con Chorizo

Cook the Potatoes: Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced potatoes and cook until they start to soften, about 10-12 minutes. Season with pepper and garlic salt.

Add the Chorizo and Onion: Push the potatoes to one side of the skillet and add the chorizo. Cook the chorizo, breaking it up with a spoon, until it starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the diced onion and cook until the onion is translucent and the chorizo is fully cooked, about another 5-7 minutes.

Combine: Mix the potatoes with the chorizo and onion mixture until well combined. Continue to cook until the potatoes are fully tender and have absorbed some of the chorizo flavor, about 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

For Frijoles Refritos (Refried Beans)

Prepare the Beans: If using whole cooked beans, mash them lightly with a fork. If using canned refried beans, skip to the next step.

Cook the Onion and Garlic: In a skillet, heat the oil or lard over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until it is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Cook the Beans: Add the beans to the skillet. If using whole beans, mash them further as they cook. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are heated through and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

Serve: Remove from heat and set aside.

To Assemble

Fill the Gorditas: Fill each gordita with your choice of papas con chorizo or refried beans.

Add Toppings: Top with avocado jalapeño crema, Mexican crema, salsa, and grated queso fresco.

Serve: Serve the gorditas warm and enjoy!