Mexican Chorizo Pizza (Tlayuda)

Total Time:
1 hr
35 min
25 min

10 to 12 appetizer servings

  • Chorizo and Bean Topping:
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 ounces raw pork chorizo
  • One 16-ounce canned refried black beans
  • Tortillas:
  • 2 cups instant corn masa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Assembly:
  • 1/2 cup Oaxaca cheese
  • Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Crumbled queso fresco
  • Mexican crema
  • For the chorizo and bean topping: In a large heavy saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil on medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook until crisp, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and reserve.

  • In a large heavy saute pan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil on medium-high heat. Add the beans and cook until warm, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and reserve.

  • For the tortillas: Combine the corn masa, 1 1/4 cups water and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly by hand to form a soft dough, about 2 minutes. If the dough feels dry, add more water (one tablespoon at a time).

  • Preheat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Place a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface. Put half of the dough onto the parchment paper and place another piece of parchment paper on top. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it is 1/4-inch thick and 10 inches in diameter.

  • Drizzle the oil into the hot skillet and place the rolled out masa dough into the skillet to cook for about 2 minutes. Turn over to cook on the other side.

  • To assemble the pizza: Spread 1/2 cup of the warm refried beans onto the cooked side of dough. Add 1/4 cup Oaxaca cheese and 1/2 cup cooked chorizo. Continue to cook for until the cheese is melted, another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the pizza from the pan onto a round serving platter. Top with the iceberg lettuce. Season with salt and pepper. Then sprinkle with crumbled queso fresco and a drizzle of Mexican crema. Cut into 4-inch squares and serve immediately. Repeat with the remaining half of dough and toppings.

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