Tortilla Cups Filled with Beans and Meat


Preparation info
  • Makes

    12 to 15

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

  • About

Literally translated, Gorditas means ‘little fat ones’. They consist of little bowls made from tortilla dough, then deep-fried and filled with mashed beans, shredded meat and fresh garnishes. Gorditas are only one of Mexico’s snack foods called antojitos or ‘little whims’. Tacos, tostadas and burritos are familiar antojitos, but there is an unlimited variety of these snacks all with differing sizes, shapes, fillings and so on. Chalupas are little boats of fried tortilla