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Cheesy Gorditos

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<p>These Cheesy Gorditas are a delicious Mexican dish that consists of a crispy cornmeal shell stuffed with Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican Natural Cheese, chorizo and beans.&nbsp;</p>

  1. Add pinto beans to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid on medium heat for 4 hours; check regularly and add salt, as needed.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and lard (or vegetable shortening) in a mixing bowl and crumble into the flour until the texture resembles sand. Next, add hot water to the bowl and knead it for 10 minutes. Let dough rest for 1 hour.
  3. After 1 hour, grab a palm-sized ball of dough and shape it into thick circle patties.
  4. Cook on medium-low heat for a few minutes on each side until they have cooked through. Make a slit right through the middle of the gordita, creating a pouch, and set it to the side.
  5. Cook the chorizo on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the chorizo from the pan, add the drained pinto beans, and mash up with the residual chorizo oil.
  7. Assemble the hot beans into the gordito and stuff them with Sargento® 4 Cheese Mexican Shreds along with your cooked chorizo meat.

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