First step: Slice stale tortillas into strips fry and drain.
Meanwhile: Cook tomatoes in a little water and puree.
Now: Saute 2 pans of onions and slice a fire- roasted
Next: Shred some Oaxaca cheese.
Then: Start layering in a big pan or cazuela until full.
(Tortillas, onions, chilis, cheese, and repeat.)
Add: Sauteed chopped onions and crumble some
Now: Spoon tomato puree over layers, cover,
and cook on low until cheese is melted and flavors
Manuela also made us Chiapan black beans,
fresh blackberry agua fresca,
and a huge crispy salad with avocados and fresh beets
in a nice vinaigrette.
Manuela cooks at Bela's Bed and Breakfast and the 3 of us
are cookin' up an idea of a cookbook of Manuela's recipes.
Sound like a good idea? Let us know what you think!
Bela and Manuela will be hosting cooking classes at
Bela's Bed and Breakfast.