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                                   Sopes
 
 Recipe By     : Ortega Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    :
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           shortening or lard
    2      cups          masa harina
    1 1/4  cups          warm water
    1      4 oz. can     diced green chiles
    3      tablespoons   vegetable oil -- divided
    1      16 oz. can    refried beans -- warmed
    1      cup           shredded cheddar cheese OR
                         Cotija cheese, crumbled
                         mild thick & chunky salsa
                         sour cream
 
 Cut shortening into flour in large bowl with pastry blender
 or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
 Gradually add water, kneading until smooth. Add chiles; mix
 well. Divide dough into 16 small balls. Pat each ball into 3
 inch patty; place on waxed paper. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in
 large skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Cook
 patties for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown,
 adding additional oil as needed. Top with beans, cheese,
 salsa and dollop of sour cream. Makes 16 appetizers. Typed
 by Lynn Thomas dcqp82a. Source: Ortega Cookbook.
 
 
 
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