Vegan Gorditas Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Gorditas Recipe

Vegan Gorditas Recipe


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • Large bowl
  • Cast iron skillet or griddle
  • Tongs
  • Knife


For the gorditas:

  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water

For the filling:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime

For serving:

  • Vegan sour cream or salsa


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the masa harina and salt.
  • Gradually add the warm water, stirring until a dough forms.
  • Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes, until smooth.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  • Flatten each ball into a disk, about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the gorditas for 2-3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, red bell pepper, and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables are softened.
  • Add the cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet and stir to combine.
  • Add the black beans and corn to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the filling is heated through.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the cilantro and lime juice.
  • Use a knife to cut a slit in the side of each gordita, creating a pocket.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup of filling into each gordita pocket.
  • Serve with vegan sour cream or salsa, if desired.


Calories: 220 | Total Fat: 4g | Total Carbohydrates: 43g | Dietary Fiber: 7g | Protein: 6g

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