A popular street snack is given a time saving revamp with the help of Tillamook Farmstyle Cut Shredded Cheese. I’m excited to partner with Tillamook to bring you a good, cheesy recipe that is sure to be a hit at your next fiesta.
A Tlayuda is a popular street snack in Oaxaca. Six corn tortillas are cooked over a steaming comal until lightly golden. Topped with a thin layer of asiento (pork fat), piping hot refried beans, freshly made chorizo and plenty of queso. Tlayudas are the ultimate on-the-go snack.
Toppings usually include shredded cabbage, chorizo, thin slices of pre-cooked pork, onions, rajas, cheese, cilantro, avocado and salsa.
Whenever I visit Mexico I’m always on the hunt for a Tlayuda and an icy cold glass of agua de Jamaica. Messy, tasty Tlayudas can be eaten opened face or folded in half, which is my preferred way. A few napkins, a folded Tlayuda and I’m all set to enjoy walking around the Mercado.
When I’m not in Mexico I enjoy making Tlayudas at home. They are perfect for game days, fiestas and are best served with margaritas.
I often make my Tlayudas using masa harina to make fresh corn tortillas, but today I want to share a short-cut version that yields the most delicious results.
Instead of making of homemade tortillas I use store brought corn tortillas to make my Tlayudas. I lightly bake them in the oven until they’re slightly crisp, then I go crazy with the toppings and return them to the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.
For my Tlayudas I use Tillamook Farmstyle Cut Mexican 4 Shredded Cheese because the shreds are bigger than any other shredded cheese and deliver a smoother, more even melt and robust flavor in my recipes.
Tillamook Farmstyle Cut Mexican 4 Shredded Cheese, which I quickly became addicted to, includes Tillamook Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero. All made with the highest quality milk that comes from cows not treated with artificial hormones, which this mami appreciates. Plug in your zip code here to find out where you can get Tillamook dairy products near you.
Once the corn tortillas are lightly baked, assembling the Tlayudas is a breeze. I like to set out bowls of toppings, so everyone is free to create their own with flavors they enjoy.
I usually put out shredded roasted chicken, refried beans, salsa, sliced onions, diced tomatoes, cilantro and plenty of Tillamook Farmstyle Cut Mexican 4 Shredded Cheese. Once assembled, the Tlayudas go back into the oven until all that glorious cheese melts.
My Tlayudas are easy, delicious and great for a crowd. Serve them warm with an icy cold beer or margarita!
Tlayuda de Pollo
Yield 6 Makes
A short-cut version of the popular Mexican street food the Tlayuda that yields delicious results.
6 corn tortillas
2 cups refried beans
4 cups shredded chicken
2 cups Tillamook Farmstyle Cut Mexican 4 Shredded Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place corn tortillas on baking sheet. Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
Evenly spread refried beans on each baked corn tortilla.
Top with shredded chicken and Tillamook Farmstyle Cut Mexican 4 Shredded Cheese.
Add additional toppings as desired.
Bake until cheese has melted, serve warm.
Courses Dinner, Lunch
Daphne D Adams says
Any food of hispanic background is a yes for me. The recipe seems easy enough to make at home too!
Liza Perry says
I’ve seen your pic on instagram and now I can’t wait to try this myself!
Helen at Casa Costello says
This is one of our family favourite meals. I used to argue with myself about buying shredded cheese but now couldn’t live without it! We go through packets and packets.
Oh, I am badly craving for this! This is so good, this will be a huge hit! This would disappear in no time at our house!
Jasmine Hewitt says
this gives me dinner ideas! i should make this tomorrow night and try it myself
Tiffany La Forge-Grau says
This is such a fun and interactive recipe. My family would get a big kick out of making this one!
Tiffany La Forge-Grau says
This looks like a pretty yummy recipe! I really like the ingredients you chose to use.
I have never heard of tlayudas until now, but they sound and look so very delicious!
Sue-Tanya Mchorgh says
This Tlayuda de Pollo recipe looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it out.
Emily Leary says
My family and I love tortillas and this recipe would go down a treat especially with those delicious refried beans! Your recipe has made me really hungry!
Catherine Santiago Jose says
This is similar to Taco’s recipe. It looks so delicious and looks so easy to prepare will definitely try to make this with my family.
Love all the tips you mentioned. Putting this recipe on my to do list for this weekend!
Catherine shane says
Those stuff are really look so good and a delicious recipe that i want to try now i know the recipe of some of it.. I think its okey too for a business.
I love that these can be made in bunches. So it makes a great brunch dish.
Oh yum, that looks like a super tasty meal! I will definitely be trying this out during the holidays. Thanks for sharing.
I adore Mexican food, but I have not tried this before. Looks delicious, and I will be making it soon!
Explore The 6 says
I love Mexican food but I’ve never had Tlayudas, I tent to stick to enchiladas which is soooo delicious. Thanks for this recipe I will be giving this a try because it looks so good.
These look simple enough the kids could help. I hadn’t thought of making them like this.
I want this now!!! Thank you so so so much for the awesome recipe, can’t wait to try it, i am thinking tomorrow! Will let you know how it goes.