Black Beans Tlacoyos with Red & Green Salsa

Tlacoyos are one of the most popular antojitos that Mexico has brought to the world. The origin of the Tlacoyos go back to prehispanic times. These little patties are made with corn dough and filled with refried beans or cheese or any other delicious filling that you can think of. They are not difficult to make and the result is wonderful!

My tlacoyos are filled with refried black beans and then topped with green and red salsa, grated Cotija cheese & sour cream.

Tlacoyos

Makes 8

Ingredientes

For the Tlacoyos

  • 2 cups of maseca
  • 3 cups of lukewarm water
  • 1 tin of black beans in water
  • 3 tbsp white onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 mince garlic
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt

For the Red Salsa

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 fresh jalapeño
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tiny clove garlic
  • Salt to taste

For the Green Salsa

  • 2 tomatillos (green husk tomatoes)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chilli
  • 1 tiny clove garlic
  • Salt to taste

Method

To make the refried beans

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and then add the onion and garlic. Fry for 2 min. Drain all the liquid from the beans and add them to the onion. Fry for 5 min and then mashed with a potato masher. Add salt to taste and cook for 5 more min and set aside.

To make the salsas

  1. Heat a frying pan at hight heat and put the tomatoes, tomatillos, onion, jalapeños and garlic cloves with skin on directly onto the very hot pan, no need to use oil or anything.
  2. Turn them around until they are all charred. Set aside.

To make the red salsa

  1. In a blender put the charred red tomatoes, half an onion, one jalapeño and one peeled garlic.
  2. Add salt and blend until smooth. Set aside.

To make the green salsa

  1. In a blender add the charred tomatillos, onion, jalapeño and one peeled garlic clove.
  2. Add salt and blend until smooth. Set aside.

To make the Tlacoyos

  1. Place the maseca on a large bowl and add salt to taste and one cup of water and mix, then add the rest of the water little by little. Mix until you get a dough. The dough has to be moist but not too moist to the point that sticks on your hands (watch video)
  2. Once the dough is ready, heat a large frying pan and start making the tlacoyos. Get a ball of dough, the size of a golf ball. Working the dough between your hands, form a thick circle and then add a table spoon of refried beans.
  3. Fold the dough circle in half, keeping the beans inside and press until forming a diamond shape.
  4. Place the tlacoyo on the heated frying pan and cook at low heat for 5 min approx on each side.
  5. Then just top them with the salsa of your choice (red or green) scatter some grated cotija cheese, some sour cream and enjoy!

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Provecho!