How to make a cheesy gordita crunch?

Ingredients for a Cheesy Gordita Crunch

To make a delicious cheesy gordita crunch, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 cup of lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of masa harina
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Make sure to have all the ingredients on hand before beginning to make the cheesy gordita crunch.

Preparing the Taco Seasoning

To prepare the taco seasoning, follow the instructions on the packet. Generally, you will need to mix the seasoning with water and add it to the cooked ground beef. Be sure to cook the beef thoroughly before adding the seasoning.

Making the Classic Gordita Shell

To make the classic gordita shell, mix masa harina, warm water, and salt in a bowl until it forms a dough. Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them into disks about the size of a tortilla. Cook the disks on a hot griddle until they are slightly browned and cooked through.

Preparing the Cheesy Filling

To prepare the cheesy filling, mix shredded cheese with the cooked ground beef and stir until the cheese is melted and the filling is well combined.

Assembling the Cheesy Gordita Crunch

To assemble the cheesy gordita crunch, take a cooked gordita shell and layer the cheesy filling on top. Add a layer of lettuce and a dollop of sour cream.

Frying the Gordita in Oil

To fry the gordita in oil, heat vegetable oil in a frying pan until it is hot. Gently place the gordita in the oil and fry until it is golden brown on both sides.

Adding the Taco Seasoning to the Meat

To add the taco seasoning to the meat, sprinkle the seasoning over the cooked ground beef and stir until it is well combined.

Layering the Cheese onto the Gordita

To layer the cheese onto the gordita, sprinkle shredded cheese over the cheesy filling and lettuce.

Adding Lettuce and Sour Cream

To add lettuce and sour cream, place a layer of finely chopped lettuce on top of the cheesy filling and add a dollop of sour cream.

Folding the Gordita and Securing it

To fold the gordita and secure it, fold the gordita shell in half over the filling, pressing down gently to seal the edges.

Baking the Gordita for Extra Crunch

To bake the gordita for extra crunch, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place the folded gordita on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until the gordita is crispy and golden brown.

Serving and Enjoying the Cheesy Gordita Crunch

To serve and enjoy the cheesy gordita crunch, cut it in half and serve it hot with your favorite salsa or hot sauce. This delicious snack is perfect for any occasion and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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