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How to Make Gorditas

Gorditas are the perfect way to transform leftovers such as beans, chicken and much more!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 104 kcal


  • 2 cups Maseca
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup water


  1. In a large bowl combine the Maseca, salt and water. Mix together thoroughly with hands.

  2. Form the dough into about 8 or 9 equal sized balls.

  3. Flatten the balls one at a time using a tortilla press or a heavy bottomed pot and 2 squares of plastic such as a ziploc bag cut down the sides. Don't flatten too much. It should be thicker than a tortilla.

  4. Heat up enough oil for frying in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot fry the gorditas one at a time. Once the gordita puffs turn to the other side and continue to fry until it turns a nice golden color.

  5. Transfer fried gorditas to a paper towel lined sheet to drain.

  6. Let gorditas cool for about 5 minutes or so until they are cool enough to touch without burning yourself.

  7. Very carefully open the gorditas in the middle with a knife. Carefully stuff with the filling of your choosing.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
How to Make Gorditas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.