Tasty Gorditas Recipe: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Perfect Gorditas

Discover the secret to making the perfect Gorditas with this step-by-step guide. Satisfy your cravings with these delicious Mexican treats.

Gorditas are a traditional Mexican dish that are a cross between a tortilla and a pita bread. They can be filled with a variety of ingredients such as cheese, meat, beans, or vegetables, making them a versatile and delicious option for a quick snack or a family dinner. In this recipe, you will learn how to make authentic Gorditas from scratch, using simple ingredients and techniques.


  • 2 cups of masa harina
  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Your choice of fillings (cheese, meat, beans, vegetables, etc.)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the masa harina, salt, and warm water. Mix until a dough forms.
  2. Divide the dough into 8-10 equal parts and shape into balls.
  3. Flatten each ball of dough into a disk shape.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Fry each disk of dough for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  6. Use a knife to cut a pocket into the center of each fried Gordita, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  7. Fill each Gordita with your desired fillings.

Tips and Tricks

  • For a crispy texture, try adding a little bit of baking powder to the dough mixture.
  • You can also try grilling the Gorditas on a hot griddle for a smoky flavor.
  • Experiment with different fillings to find your favorite combination.


  • For a sweet variation, try filling the Gorditas with cinnamon and sugar or fresh fruit.
  • For a vegetarian option, try filling the Gorditas with beans, cheese, and vegetables.

Gorditas are a delicious and versatile dish that are easy to make at home. With this step-by-step recipe, you can enjoy the authentic taste of Mexican Gorditas anytime. Whether you prefer savory or sweet, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. So, give it a try and let us know how it turns out in the comments below!

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