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Gorditas Recipe


Gorditas          

Ingredients:
Filling:
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Shell:
2 cups masa harina
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup water
2 pieces bacon, fried and crumbled
2 tablespoons Longhorn cheese

Topping:
Shredded lettuce
Sliced or diced tomatoes
Shredded cheese

Method:
Fry beef and onion together. Season with salt, pepper, garlic salt and chili powder. While meat is cooking, mix with hands all ingredients for shells. Pinch off small portion of dough and roll into 2-inch ball. With quick patting motion, flatten out to 1/2 inch thickness and about 3 inches in diameter. Fry in hot grease until golden brown, turning once. Drain. Make a slit through the middle; open slightly like a taco shell and stuff with meat mixture, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Serve with favorite chili or taco sauce.

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