Mexican Tlacoyos

What Are Tlacoyos?

Tlacoyos are typically found in Mexican street markets.  They’re thick, oval-shaped pockets made with masa. The dough encloses a variety of fillings like cheese, mushrooms, potatoes, shredded beef. In other words, super tasty!

What You'll Need

You'll need blue masa and a few other simple ingredients to make this tlacoyos recipe.

Make the Masa Dough

Mix the masa harina, salt and water together to make a simple dough.

Shape the Dough

Divide the dough into 12 pieces and then roll into balls.

Make the Bean Filling

Make the black bean filling. Cook onions, chile de arbol and black beans together. 

Mash the Beans

Briefly mash the beans. Cook until creamy and liquid has evaporated.

Make the Tlacoyos

Roll each ball into a circle.

Add Bean Filling

Place some of the beans in the center.


Fold the sides over the filling.

Close the Ends

Pinch the ends closed.


Cook in a bit of oil until each side until the masa is cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.

Dig In

Add your fav fixings and dig in!