Get out the masa harina, flour, baking powder and salt and get ready to make delicious, from-scratch Cheese-Filled Gorditas.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 7 servings
2 cups masa harina
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. shortening
1-1/2 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable or corn oil
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses
1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
2 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 cups shredded lettuce
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Let's Make It
Mix masa, flour, baking powder and salt. Add shortening; mix with hands until well blended. Gradually add water, mixing after each addition until ingredients are well blended and mixture forms a ball. Divide dough into 14 equal-sized smaller balls; cover until ready to use.
Flatten each ball into 5-inch round. Heat oil in heavy 12-inch skillet on medium-high heat to between 350°F and 365°F. Add gorditas; fry 3 min. or until crisp and golden brown on both sides; drain. Cool slightly.
Cut a small slit in top of each gordita. Gently pull apart. Fill with remaining ingredients.
You can't help saying "Viva Mexico!" when you enjoy a portion of this food on occasion.
Have leftover cooked beans or leftover cooked shredded pork, beef or chicken? Use as a filling for the cooled gorditas.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 7 servings, 2 gorditas each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.