Fusion Sopes

fusion sopas

Tonight’s dinner was a mish-mash of things we had in the fridge that we wanted to use up, but still have a tasty meal.  This week was a crazy one in that there were work events two nights and a pre-Mother’s Day/Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, so we haven’t really cooked anything exciting.  Phil had made some awesome lentils, caramelized onions and brown rice the other night and also a pot of black-eyed peas earlier in the week.  I had also prepped some mung beans sprouts, so we had food in the house, we just weren’t eating much of it! 

Anyways, we made sopes with some of the Maseca flour tonight and piled on some black eyed peas mixed with chipotles, the rice/lentil combo (the curry was surprisingly good in this context – think FUSION!), some avocado, salsa, sprouts and a bit of cheese.  It was delicious.  I am in love with the tortilla press, which I used to press down the sopes (a kind of thicker tortilla).  I used the same recipe from our corn tortillas, only made less of it, formed a much larger ball and didn’t press down as much so it made a thicker round.

For those who are amused at the tiny bit of cheese bought at the Coop earlier this week, it made me laugh too, so I bought it.  I figured it would be good in an omelet or something.  It really is a small piece of cheese.  I could cram it in my mouth very easily.

I bought some eggs from Trader Joe’s for $2.19.  So we have $1.69 left.  Whooo!


6 Comments on “Fusion Sopes”

  1. Silke says:

    That actually sounds (and looks) delicious to me! It also reminds me that we haven’t made Sopes in a long time. Might have to get the old tortilla press out… 🙂 Silke

  2. Those look delicious.

    I love using curry with southwestern flavors. At my last job, I made this amazing southwestern curried gazpacho and a corn/black bean/veggie cold salad with those flavors. So good.

    What kind of tortilla press do you use? I have had really bad luck with the two I’ve bought (one was the traditional press, but I think there was something wrong with it).. I also bought a GREAT electric tortilla press that worked great, but the nonstick coating came off after two uses. Totally bummer.

  3. Daniel says:

    Congrats on yet another successful week. You have a real gift for making saving money into really fun challenge. Keep it up!

    Casual Kitchen

  4. Penny says:

    Lovely photo, Tina! Your meal sounds SO YUMMY. It’s great making those mash-up meals, isn’t it? Even though things don’t always turn out, you almost always discover something new – and feel great about using up all of your ingredients.

  5. This sounds is just wonderful…tiny cheese and all!
    Adore your blog.

  6. […] making things news, we made some homemade sopes with black beans, diced avocado, zucchini and red onion for dinner the other night.  I am still […]

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