How To Make Sopes
Sopes are seriously my favorite food! Well, Mexican food is my favorite over all, however sopes rain supreme. My husband had taken me to a meat market in town, and they had a nice little lunch counter. So I decided to try something different, and I ordered sopes.
Friends, it is seriously all of my favorites on one plate! A corn cake, delicious beans and meat, topped with lettuce, cheese, and avocado and sauces! Yum yum yum!
Anyways, I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do. These corn cakes are crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. After eating one, I realized these would also be good dipped in cinnamon/sugar as a dessert. Enjoy!
For the refried beans recipe, check out that post below.
INSTANT POT REFRIED BEANS RECIPE – click link here
- 2 ½ cups instant corn masa flour
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- oil for cooking
- In a mixing bowl, add salt and chili powder.
- Heat up water in the microwave for a few minutes, then add to salt and chili powder. Stir until salt dissolves.
- Slowly add in the masa flour. First, start off by whisking it in, then as it gets thicker, switch to a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Once the flour is totally combined, use a ¼ measuring cup to scoop out the dough. Have a little bowl of water sitting off to the side, and wet your hands to make forming the dough easier.
- Form the dough into a hockey puck shape (½ inch thick) and lay on a piece of waxed paper. You will be able to form 12 total.
- Lightly cover the sopes with a towel or more wax paper, and let them sit for 30 minutes to rest.
- Heat a skillet on medium heat, add enough oil to cover the pan, about ½ cup of oil.
- Once oil is hot, add 4 sopes at a time to cook. Cook for 4 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook an additional 3 minutes. Do not cover the pan, this will steam the sopes, and we don't want that.
- Once they are done cooking, lay them on a paper towel to get off any access oil. Now just top with some refried beans, meat, lettuce, and your favorite toppings.
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