Panuchos, pronounced pan-OO-choss, is a Yucatan dish served as an ‘Antojitos’ . Antojitos in Mexico are similar to Spanish tapas.
Panuchos are special to us and we love, love, love a good panucho. Some people like to put them in the same category as salbutes, and tostados, but we believe panuchos belong in a glass all on their own. What we love about them is the flexibility of ingredients. The base of a panucho is what defines it; a tortilla stuffed with refried black beans and slightly fried on a hot grilll. What you put on top of the panucho is up to the cook. It is a great way to get rid of leftovers. If you are a vegetarian, you too can enjoy this great Yucatecan snack. It is this diversity of flavors and culinary freedom that makes exploring panuchos throughout the Yucatan Peninsula an adventure.
15 handmade corn tortillas
1 cup refried black beans
Chopped lettuce or cabbage, thinly sliced
Shredded turkey, fish, chicken, sautéed vegetables or cheese
Pickled Red Onion (get recipe here)
2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 avocado, thinly sliced
Salsa of your choice (habanero, pico do gallo, serrano)
Serve immediately as Panuchos are best served hot!
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