Mexican sopes recipe topped with refried beans, shredded chicken and queso fresco.
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How to Make Mexican Sopes

These Mexican Sopes are made with only 3 ingredients and are perfect for topping with beans, cheese, carnitas, and more!  (gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 16 sopes
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • 3 cups masa harina
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, mix masa harina and salt together.
  • Pour 2 1/4 cups of the warm water and mix together to form a ball of dough. The dough should be firm and springy when touched, not dry or super sticky. Add more water in small amounts, if needed, until the dough is the right consistency.
  • Divide the dough into 16 small balls and cover them with a damp paper towel to keep them from drying out.
  • Preheat a nonstick griddle over medium-high heat.
  • To form the sopes, grab a ball of dough and flatten it in between two pieces of parchment paper or a cut plastic gallon-sized food storage bag (as seen in my video) using a tortilla press. If you don't have a tortilla press, do your best to form a circle using a regular rolling pin.
  • Gently remove the flattened dough from the parchment paper and cook on the hot griddle for about 1 minute, depending on how hot the surface of the griddle is. You want the sope to have beautiful brown marks.
  • Flip the sope over and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Remove the sope and let it cool for about 30 seconds. When the sope is cool enough to handle (it should still be hot but manageable), pinch the edges using your thumb and index finger to create a little boat.
  • Cover the sope with a towel and repeat steps 5-8 until all the sopes have been formed.
  • Top the sopes with desired toppings (think beans, cheese, ground beef, shredded chicken, veggies, salsa) and enjoy!



Nutrition Facts
How to Make Mexican Sopes
Amount Per Serving (1 sope)
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1sope | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.5mg