Tuesday, March 23, 2010


The messiest food there is. This is the food that everything just falls all over your hands and you are forced to link your fingers. I love sopes. My Nana use to make these for us in the summer after making Caldo de Res (which we will make as well). They are little fried pieces of heaven layered with goodness. I use to love getting all messy while eating these, my brother to this day will eat them with a fork and knife, the way my Tata use to eat them. It is funny to think that people would eat these with utensils. They are meant to be eaten with your hands. My Nana use to buy the masa and roll the dough up and make the little saucers, then she would cook them on the comal and then fry them. I encourage you to do that if you have a Mexican market that sells good masa or if you know how to make it yourself. I have a market that sells them already cooked and they are great. So here is how we do it.

Meat (you can use beef or chicken, I use roast beef)
Lettuce (shred)
Monterrey Jack Cheese (grate)

  1. Make sure to have your meat and beans cooked ahead of time.
  2. If you get the Sopes ready made you will need to fry them until they are golden brown. it will take about 3-4 minutes in hot oil.
  3. Once the Sopes are fried you then layer with: beans, meat, cheese, lettuce, cilantro
  4. Serve with Guacamole, Salsa and rice and beans.
Tonight we had some great friends come over to enjoy dinner with us. Sam & Ashley. Sam helped in the kitchen as we also made Rolled Tacos! Dinner was awesome!

Sam rolling Tacos!
Here's to some good food!

Helpful Hint:
This is how you eat a Sope!

Our Table:


  1. Cristina!

    You're so on the ball with this.

    I love it, thanks so much for having me. Know that my stomach is still satisfied.

    Yummy food...:)

  2. Sam!

  3. So jealous!!! Wish I was sitting at that table!