Torta Azteca or Pastel De Pobres

Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

It is a dish made from tortillas, salsa, cheese, cream and whatever you have in your fridge.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 day old tortillas
  • 2 cups prepared salsa (red or green)
  • 2 -3 poblano chiles, roasted peeled, seeded and deveined, sliced in 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 cups refried beans (optional)
  • 1 12 cups cream or 1 12 cups sour cream
  • 1 12 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 12 cups ham, 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 12 cups chicken, shredded
  • 1 12 cups chorizo sausages
  • 1 12 cups shredded pork
  • 1 12 cups shredded beef
  • 1 12 cups fish
  • avocado
  • cilantro
  • green onion (to garnish)

Directions

  1. Quick fry tortillas in oil for 2 to 3 seconds on each side; drain.
  2. Line the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan with 3 tortillas, then start layering sauce, creme cheese, and all of the ingredients. The top will only have sauce, cream and cheese.
  3. The ingredients from the refried beans down are all suggestions. You can put in any combination you like of the meats, depending on what you have on hand.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350°.
  5. Garnish with onions, cilantro and avocado.

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