A tlayuda is like a Mexican pizza or calzone.
Recipe courtesy of Chuck's Week Off: Mexico
Episode: Oaxaca
Print
Lupita's Tlayudas
Total:
40 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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

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. 

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.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cilantro Rice

Recipe courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

Mexican Crullers (Churros)

Recipe courtesy of Daisy Martinez

Spicy Black Beans and Yellow Rice

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

On TV

Donut Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Donut Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Sugar Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cake Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here