- 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.