Easy Mexican Sopes Recipe

Easy Mexican Sopes is the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and served with a variety of toppings such as beans, cheese, and meat, literally anything you like!

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Sopes are a traditional Mexican dish originating in the central and southern parts of MexicoDelicious circles of fried masa with pinched sides, that can be topped with refried beans, meats, crumbled cheese, lettuce, onions, and red or green sauce. 

Sopes are considered an antojito (literally means "little cravings"). Antojitos are appetizers you can buy from the street vendors of Mexican towns. They’re also often eaten late at night after a few drinks or a meal out.

Have you ever tried Mexican Sopes? What are your favorite sope fillings?

The sky is the limit for what you can fill your Sope with, they are easy to make, and you can use leftovers for your Sope.

You just need 2 ingredients + water for this recipe
  • Masa Harina or Maseca - Corn flour (NOT cornmeal) is available at most grocery stores in the flour aisle or ethnic aisle.
  • Salt

How to make Mexican Sopes:

  • Place the Masa Harina in a large bowl, pour in the salt, and warm water, and get in there with your hands, kneading until you have a uniform dough. 
  • It should take only a minute or two, if it's dry, add a little more water. If it's sticky, work in a little more Masa Harina.
  • Make 8 round balls, make 2- to 3-inch balls of dough, and place them one at a time in a resealable bag.

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  •  Flatten with a rolling pin or your hands, make a circle, and pinch side edges to make a lip on the masa circle. Sopes are about 3 to 4 inches round.

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  • Fry dough in the hot oil until Sopes are just lightly browned, about 30 seconds per side. 
  • Top with your favorite filling like beans, cheese, ground beef..etc.

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How to serve Mexican Sopes

  • Top with these salsas and sauces

Storing Sopes

  • Sopes dough can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • Cooked Sopes are good for up to seven days in the fridge in an airtight container or storage bag.


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