Lupita's Tlayudas

A tlayuda is like a Mexican pizza or calzone.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Grilled Pork Chops: 

About 20 dried arbol chiles

1 tablespoon/15 ml olive oil

Salt

4 boneless pork chops

Tlayudas:

4 oversized flat tortillas

2 tablespoons/30 ml lard or duck fat, optional

1/2 cup/125 ml refried black beans, pureed

1 avocado, sliced

Hot sauce

1 cup/250 ml grated Oaxaca cheese

Optional Garnishes:

Shredded lettuce

Chopped onions

Diced tomatoes

Chopped fresh cilantro

Salsa

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Meanwhile, thinly slice the pork chops. 
  5. Garnish each tortilla with lettuce, onions, diced tomatoes, cilantro and salsa. Eat open-faced or fold in half if desired and top with the thinly sliced grilled pork chops.

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.

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