- 1 1/2 cups masa harina
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 1/3 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- Cooking spray
- 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup salsa verde (green salsa)
- 1/4 cup diced peeled avocado
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1 cup Pork Carnitas
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Cilantro sprigs (optional)
- calories 359
- caloriesfromfat 31 %
- fat 12.6 g
- satfat 4.9 g
- monofat 5.2 g
- polyfat 1.6 g
- protein 15.3 g
- carbohydrate 46.6 g
- fiber 6.3 g
- cholesterol 41 mg
- iron 3.1 mg
- sodium 782 mg
- calcium 109 mg
How to Make It
Lightly spoon masa harina and flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine masa harina, flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add broth; stir just until moist. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 5 or 6 times.
Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Press each ball into a 6-inch circle on a lightly floured surface (cover remaining balls to prevent drying). Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place 1 gordita in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove gordita from pan; cover and keep warm. Repeat the procedure with cooking spray and remaining gorditas.
Place beans in a bowl; mash with a fork to desired consistency. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beans; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in salsa verde; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently.
Combine avocado and lime juice; toss gently to coat. Spread about 1/4 cup bean mixture on each gordita; top with about 2 1/2 tablespoons Pork Carnitas and 2 teaspoons avocado mixture. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon onion and 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro over each serving. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.