Beef sopes topped with avocado and green salsa

>> Friday, July 24, 2009

Beef sopes topped with green salsa, served with refried beans, grilled banana peppers and small green onions. Mexican Sopes may not be as common as a taco but if you have a chance to try them you definitely should. They are antojitos or small snacks/meals sometimes eaten as an appetizer , my Mom and now I in my house served them as a main meal. These is a quick, delicious meal that doesn't have to be too fattening. Please look at an older post here for the sopes recipe to start.
homemade sopesYour ingredients:
ready made sopes (I'm using 6 for 2 adults)

300 grams / .660 lbs of beef chopped into bite sizes
1 tsp /5 ml (of each) cumin,garlic powder
1/2 tsp/ 2 ml (of each) salt and black pepper
1 tbsp /15 ml of vegetable or olive oil
1 cup /225 grams refried beans

green salsa (or salsa of your choice)
sour cream (optional)
shredded lettuce (optional)
avocado slices (optional)
grated fresh Mexican cheese / feta as a substitute

Ingredients to serve on the side for a complete meal:
refried beans and or Mexican rice
grilled banana peppers
grilled small green onions

1. The first thing is to make the sopes, I've made the sopes the day before and kept them in the refrigerator, if you've done the same warm them up a few minutes over a hot skillet before you used them. Either way have the sopes ready to go. In a pan add the oil, meat and spices and cook until soft. The spices are simple because the taste will come from the salsa and other garnishes.
2.While the meat is cooking start preparing or cutting the garnishes and slice the banana peppers in half and remove seeds to grill them. Add a little oil to a skillet/griddle / grill and cook the peppers and green onions until tender.
3. While the meat and sides are cooking you can prepare the sopes. Now some people, will deep fry the sopes then start topping them. I prefer not to because I'm not a fan of fried food and it adds a lot of calories. Have the meat and the 1 cup/225 grams of refried beans ready.
4. Take one sope and smear a thin layer of beans on top, then add a little meat, next you can start piling on the garnishes. This particular day I only wanted salsa and avocados, but you top them with the garnishes of your choice. Add your side dishes to the plate and they're ready to server. Simple and delicious!

beef sopes
*you can find the recipes for beans,salsa and sopes in the archives or click the highlighted linked words.*


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