Lupita's Tlayudas

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 0

Tlayuda is like a Mexican version of the pizza or calzone. It’s smothered in refried beans, with additional toppings such as chorizo, tasajo (beef), shredded chicken, cecina (pork), asiento (Pork lard), chicharron (fried pork rinds), lettuce, avocado, tomato, Oaxaca cheese (the Mexican version of string cheese), and salsa. However, there are no hard-and-fast rules about the toppings. And you can eat your tlayuda open faced or folded in half, almost like an empanada or Italian calzone.

Oaxaca cheese is very similar to mozzarella. It has a mild, buttery flavour. You can substitute with mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese.

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Directions for: Lupita's Tlayudas


Grilled Pork Chops

4 pork chops

About 20 dried arbol chiles

1 Tbsp (15 mL) olive oil



4 oversized flat tortillas

2 Tbsp (30 mL) lard or duck fat (optional)

½ cup (125 mL) refried black beans, puréed

1 avocado, sliced

hot sauce, to taste

1 cup (250 mL) Oaxaca cheese, grated

Garnishes (Optional)

shredded lettuce

chopped onions

diced tomatoes

chopped cilantro

salsa, to taste


Grilled Pork Chops

1. Preheat oven to 230 °C (450 °F).

2. For the grilled pork chops, in a food processor, reduce the chiles to powder. In a small bowl, mix the spices with olive oil. Rub the meat and grill on the barbecue until the desired doneness. Keep warm.


1. For the Tlayudas, place one tortilla on a baking sheet or pizza stone and spread lard or duck fat then some of the refried bean puree. Add avocado, some hot sauce and top with cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the pork chops.

Garnishes (Optional)

1. Remove the tortillas from the oven and garnish with lettuce, onions, diced tomatoes, cilantro and salsa. Fold in half if desired and top with thinly sliced grilled pork chops.

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