For the dough for the Tlacoyos
1/2 kilo of Blue Corn Flour (nixtamalized)
Warm water - 1 cup
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Lard - 2 tablespoons
1 can black refried beans*
1 jar of nopales (cactus) in strips
1 white onion, sliced
Fresh cheese for sprinkling
Put the flour in a bowl, add the lard, salt and hot water. Knead very well until the dough does not stick to your hands.
With the dough form several balls in the size of a small orange.
Take a ball and roll it out a little, add a spoonful of beans and close the ball. Then extend it a little bit.
Place the dough ball between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and with the help of a tortilla press or a rolling pin, press the dough to obtain an oval tortilla about 1/2 centimeter thick.
Once this is done, cook the tortilla filled with beans on the griddle for 2 minutes on each side, remove and set aside.
Repeat the last 3 steps until all the dough is finished.
In a frying pan, sauté the onion in oil and add the drained and well rinsed nopales and salt to taste. Fry them for a few minutes until they are well seasoned.
To serve, add the cooked nopales and the salsa verde on top. Sprinkle with cheese and enjoy!
* The refried beans can be seasoned by sautéing them with onion and adding salt to taste.