Tlayuda {Giveaway} with @IMUSAUSA



A Tlayuda is a popular street snack in Oaxaca. This street snack consists of an over sized thin corn tortilla grilled over hot coals until crunchy. A thin layer of asiento (pork fat) and refried beans serve as the base. Toppings can include shredded cabbage, chorizo, thin slices of precooked meat or pork, onions, rajas, cheese, cilantro, avocado and salsa


The tlayuda may be eaten opened faced or folded in half.  Often compared to a Mexican pizza they are an ideal party food.  I thought they would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo.  Imagine a complete table laced with bowls of endless toppings.  Each guest can customize their own tlayuda with the flavors they enjoy. My girls loved the crispy crust and my hubby had a blast over loading his to the max.



Recipes for Toppings:

Creamy Black Beans 

Frijoles Adobados

Pickled Red Onions

Rajas de Poblano

Salsa Verde

Salsa Roja


Typically tlayudas are baked over hot coals or in the oven.  I thought I would take the opportunity to use new my panini press for quicker bake time.  They came out great!  And guess what? IMUSA USA is giving you the chance to WIN your own panini press!  Sweet Life is proud to partner with IMUSA in this great giveaway, Good Luck!







Yield: makes 4


  • 2 Cups fresh masa or corn masa flour (maseca)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 Cups water


  1. In a large bowl combine masa, water and salt.
  2. Mix with hands until dough is smooth and all the flour has been incorporated.
  3. Divide dough into 4 palm size balls.
  4. Place each ball between two sheets of plastic wrap.
  5. With rolling pin roll the tlayuda to about the size of a dinner plate.
  6. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees or Panini maker.
  7. Bake the tlayuda until crispy on baking sheet or place your tlayuda on the Panini maker.
  8. Bake until crisp. About 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Assemble~ Spread a layer of beans for base and add your favorite toppings.
  10. Options included - shredded cabbage, pre-cooked pork or meat, pickled red onion, cheese, avocado or salsa.
  11. Serve



Giveaway!!  Enter to win a IMUSA Panini Maker



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Open only to US residents

Giveaway ends May 8, 2012 winner will be chosen via and contacted via email

Good Luck!!


Sweet Life disclourse: This is a sponsored post with IMUSA USA. My  thoughts, love and passion remain my  own.






  1. Christina P. says

    I love your margarita recipes! I’m now following on twitter, subscribed via email and I have liked your FB page.

    Needless to say, I’ll be checking in daily.

  2. Brian says

    The recipe seems to be easy to prepare. I would love to try it at home sometime. On another note, I would love to win this giveaway.

  3. Carolsue says

    I’d love one of these!
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  4. Debbie C says

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  5. tamar says

    @IMUSAUSA has a new follower – @tamarsw.

    thanks for the recipe and giveaway. I have never heard of a Tlayuda before but my stomach is growling now and it’s not even lunchtime yet. :)

  6. Jeline says

    I want to give this a try! Thank you for sharing this chance to us here.. I just hope I will win..

  7. says

    Never heard of tlayuda before, sounds and looks very interesting and very flavorful with the crispy thin corn tortilla.
    Great pictures as always Vianney…and hope you are having a great week :)

  8. says

    Beautiful photographs! I agree, sounds like great party food. Always love the build it yourself theme. I’d love to win this panini press. All I have is a brick wrapped in foil and a pan. :)

    I subscribe to your blog in email.


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