Have you ever eaten Sopes? Sopes are a cousin to tortillas, but can be more versatile for fillings that have more liquid. They are thicker than tortillas and have sides so they can hold fillings. They don’t encase the fillings like a burrito or pupusas. Usually you cook sopes by frying them on both sides in oil. I didn’t want to make a mess and had really liked the way Carol Kicinski’s Sopes looked in her Simply Gluten Free blog post on Oven Baked Sopes. So I used the basic recipe I use for tortillas, pupusas and sopes but put them into a muffin pan to bake.
These were a big hit! So much so that we’re still coming up with things to fill the leftover sopes. Also the nutritional yeast gives it a nice cheesy taste but with no dairy. Love it!
Cheesy Sopes Ingredients:
3 cups Masa
2 1/4 cups water
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
Mix the masa, salt, nutritional yeast, and water. You want a consistency that stays together but is not wet. Make these into balls and place one in each cup of the greased muffin pan. I have this fun little tool that I use to press a depression in the center of each ball. I found that if I kept this wet it made the work easier. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes. After 10 minutes brush with oil and sprinkle with salt.
Chicken filling ingredients:
1-2 chicken breasts
8 oz cremini mushrooms sliced
1 large onion sliced
2 small or 1 large zucchini diced
Virgin Coconut Oil
1-2 cups chicken stock
Saute the onions until brown, add in the zucchini. Next add in the mushrooms. Now I used cooked chicken breasts but you can also use raw and cook it up in the pan. Sprinkle in the Shallot Pepper once these are all cooked. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Once boils add in the arrowroot slurry. Take off the heat and stir constantly. The sauce will thicken fast. Make sure you bring in all of the stock around the pan and other ingredients so it is combined. You want a nice gravy or sauce.
To serve I put two of the sopes on the plate and spooned in the chicken mixture with some spilling over the sides.
You can also check out What Can I Eat That’s Gluten Free on The Gluten Free Homemaker.