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How to Make Sopes and Memelas and Pile On the Delicious Toppings

How to Make Sopes and Memelas and Pile On the Delicious Toppings

There was always soup, rice, black beans, a salad, two salsas, and at least one main dish. In Veracruz, you can find picadas, which are similar to sopes but usually fried with a little bit of vegetable oil or lard. In Oaxaca, you find memelas, another antojito that’s similar to sopes. Black beans in Oaxaca are often cooked with avocado leaf, which gives them a beautiful and distinctive anise-like herbal flavor. More minimal versions may just have aciento, salsa, and crumbled cheese, or aciento and a mole topping.

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