Gorditas are a delicious Mexican dish that translates to “little fat ones.” Here’s a recipe for Steak Gorditas:
Ingredients: For the Gorditas: 2 cups masa harina (corn flour) 1 1/4 cups warm water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil (for frying) For the Steak Filling: 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil For Toppings: Shredded lettuce Diced tomatoes Sliced avocado Sour cream Salsa
Instructions: Prepare the Gordita Dough: In a large bowl, combine masa harina, warm water, and salt. Mix well until a soft dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add a little more water, one tablespoon at a time. Divide the dough into golf ball-sized portions and roll each into a ball. Shape and Cook the Gorditas: Preheat a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Place a ball of dough between two pieces of plastic wrap and press down to flatten into a thick disc (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick). Carefully peel off the plastic wrap and cook the gorditas on the griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they puff up and are lightly golden. Set aside. Prepare the Steak Filling: In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced flank steak and cook until browned on all sides. Add sliced onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet.
Cook until the vegetables are softened and the steak is cooked to your liking. Season the mixture with ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine. Assemble the Steak Gorditas: Slice the cooked gorditas in half to create a pocket. Fill each gordita pocket with the steak and vegetable mixture. Add Toppings: Top the filled gorditas with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, sour cream, and salsa. Serve: Serve the steak gorditas warm, and enjoy! These steak gorditas are customizable, so feel free to add your favorite toppings or adjust the seasonings to suit your taste.
They make for a satisfying and flavorful meal.