Cook's Note: Oaxaca cheese is very similar to mozzarella. It has a mild, buttery flavor. You can substitute with mozzarella
or Monterey Jack cheese
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
For the grilled pork chops: In a food processor
, reduce the chiles to a powder. In a small bowl, mix the chile powder
with the olive oil
and season with salt. Rub the meat with the chile oil and grill
until desired doneness, about 5 minutes depending on the size of the pork chop. Keep warm.
For the tlayudas: Place 1 tortilla
on a baking sheet or pizza stone
and spread with 1/2 tablespoon lard
if using, and then a quarter of the refried bean puree. Add a quarter of the avocado
, sprinkle with hot sauce
to taste and top with a quarter of the cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Meanwhile, thinly slice the pork chops.
each tortilla with lettuce
, diced tomatoes, cilantro
. Eat open-faced
or fold in half if desired and top with the thinly sliced grilled pork chops