“Similar to sopes or huaraches, memlas are grilled thin masa cakes topped with beans, salsa, cabbage, guacamole and cheese. The toppings vary from recipe to recipe and its a good recipe to improvise using your favorites.”
16 memelas

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare Sauce: Broil the tomatoes and green chile(s) about 2-3" from the coils, on both sides. Peel tomatoes and chiles, core tomatoes, puree with onion in food processor with a little salt.
  2. Heat oil in frying pan over medium high heat, pour in sauce, a little first, then the rest, heat bubbling until it thickens 2-5 minutes. Add coriander
  3. Memelas: Mix 1/2 tsp salt, 2 cups masa harina and 1 1/3 cups of water with a wooden spoon Turn into a nice dough.
  4. Divide into 16 pieces
  5. Heat frying pan over medium high heat
  6. Roll out memelas to about 3" x 4" between sheets or parchment, wax paper or plastic.
  7. Fry 3-4 at a time until lightly golden on each side
  8. If possible, shape them into little dishes with raised edges
  9. Sprinkle cheese on each memela, spoon on sauce, heat them in a 350F oven for 2-3 minutes.

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