20 Minutes 4 people
By Doreen Colondres
Tell me that they don’t look super yummy and fun in the picture??? I had about three of them during the photo shooting preparation. I won’t say more… here is how to make them!
What you need to have:
- 2 cups of dough of tortilla flour
- 1 ½ cups of warm water
- 1-2 pounds of roasting beef (you can also use chicken)
- 4 pear tomatoes
- 2 white onions
- 1 cup of olive oil
- 5-6 cloves of garlic
- Mexican Cheese
- Canola or Corn oil (to fry the Sopes)
- 1 Lettuce
- Mexicana cream (to taste)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 carrot and 1 radish finely chopped (for decoration)
- Fresh Cilantro
- 1 Avocado
- Beans (optional)
What you need to do:
- Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste. Then pour a little bit of the oil in a skillet and brown the meat a few minutes each side and then add 1 cup of chicken broth with the onions, tomatoes, some sprigs of cilantro and the garlic and leave it there at low temperature for at least 30 minutes or until the meat is cooked and tender.
- Take off the meat from the cooking liquid and shred it in fine chunks; set aside. Put all the liquid and the rest of the ingredients into the blender to make like “salsa” sort of puree that later on you will drizzle over the Sopes. Season the sauce with salt and pepper at the end.
- To make the Sopes, put the dough in a deep bowl and start adding some warm water little by little while kneading the dough with your hands until it gets soft and smooth and won’t stick to your hands. (Similar to the process of making tacos)
- Then divide the dough in even size balls and press one by one using wax paper or plastic to avoid sticking… the idea is to form circles of 3-4 inches diameter (you can use a cookie cutter to obtain perfect ones!) Then fold the edges upward to shape the borders of the Sopes.
- Heat the oil very well and start frying each sope until golden. Let them dry over paper towel and then stuff them following this order: beans, beef, lettuce, avocado, cheese and sauce... decorate with carrots and radish.