Sopaipillas Recipe

Searching for the perfect blend of pastry, a variety of spices, and meat on this day? Try the delicious flavors of sopaipillas, a traditional Mexican dish that’s been passed down from generations to generations.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes


  • 1 cup dried pinto beans
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) corn chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped fresh tomatoes
  • Salsa


  1. Using a medium-large saucepan, place beans in enough water. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and discard liquid.
  2. Using a medium-large saucepan, combine the three and half cups of water, garlic, onion, chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt and oregano. Add beans and roast to the mixture, cook on high for 2 hours. Reduce the heat and cook for 6 more hours until the pork is tender.
  3. Now, remove and shred the roast with a fork. Drain the beans, and leave the liquid in the saucepan. Mix the meat and beans. Boil the liquid in the saucepan uncovered for 15 - 20 minutes. Add bean and meat mixture when the water level is low.
  4. spoon meat mixture over corn chips and top with your favorite side dish.

Nutrient Information

1 cup: 393 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 18g protein.