Tlayuda Real de Oaxaca

 

 

 

Tlayuda is considered a representative iconic dish of Oaxaca. The Tlayuda is a giant crunchy tortilla smeared with asiento paste, and black bean paste, topped grilled meats and Oaxaca string cheese.

The dinner plate-sized tortilla is either seared usually on a comal or grill.  Once the tortilla has been cooked, black beans paste are applied on its surface, along with lard, to serve as a base on top of which the main ingredients will be placed. The rules for topping a tlayuda are not strict, and restaurants and street vendors often offer a variety of different toppings, including tasajo (cuts of meat typical of Central Valley of Oaxaca), chorizo, and cecina enchilada. They may be prepared open-faced or folded in half.

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