Foodie Friday: Tlayuda

Tried out this tasty Oaxacan dish recently…

Tlayuda: giant toasted tortilla with lots of fixings


This was not your average tortilla. A large crisp circle, it spanned the size of a personal pizza. I loved the different colors offered up by the black beans, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, and avocados.

The winning culinary flavors, though, belonged to the meats: cecina, tasajo, and chorizo. Cecina tasted a bit too dry, but after all, it’s a partially dried meat (typically beef or pork). Tasajo turned out to be a nice grilled but bland beef. The chorizo, though, took center stage by winning over my taste buds with a juicy center and loads of spices.

Fun fact: People also call it Mexican pizza!

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  1. Wow! That’s impressive, Jennifer. I’m not too much of a meat person, but I love everything else on the giant tortilla, including the tortilla itself.

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