Gorditas -- crisp pan-friedcorn cakes -- are layeredwith avocado slices, shredded pork, tomato wedges,and sour cream, and thentopped with a sprig of cilantrofor flavorful Mexicanfare.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler. Combine pork, stock, half the onions, the jalapeno, cilantro, cumin, bay leaf, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pork registers 140 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Transfer pork to a rimmed baking sheet. Shred into 2-inch pieces with 2 forks. Add remaining onion. Stir in butter and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Broil pork until golden brown, 4 to 7 minutes.

  • Top each corn cake with 3 avocado slices, heaping 1/3 cup pork, 2 tomato wedges, and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Garnish with cilantro.

Reviews (3)

4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
05/06/2014
This is such a great recipe especially with the corn cakes and beans. I've made it many times over the years for company and it's always a big hit. It's great for all ages and picky eaters too!
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2013
This is fantastic, EXCEPT the pork usually dries out. I just cook a pork loin in the crock pot and then follow the recipe from there. Oh, and I also add chipotle chile to the pork. Yum!
Rating: Unrated
07/31/2011
This made the whole family happy, and I have the pickiest 14 year old anywhere. She cleaned her plate. That said it all for me.
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