Chik'n
Chik'n

Vegan Mexican Chik'n Sopes

Vegan Mexican Chik'n Sopes
Level
Intermediate
Prep 
15 min
Cook 
45 min
Servings
Makes 12 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package (8 ounces) SWEET EARTH Enlightened Foods Seasoned Chik'n™ Marinated Plant Based Shreds
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 head of lettuce (iceberg or romaine), shredded
  • Vegan crema or vegan sour cream
  • Refried beans
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Avocado, sliced (optional)
  • Salsa of choice (I used store bought)
  • 1-2 limes
  • 3 cups instant corn masa flour (I used Maseca Instant Corn Masa)
  • 2 3/4 cups room temperature water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup cashews (soaked in hot water for 20 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup filtered water or plant milk
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) pinto beans
  • 1/4 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic

MAKE IT

Step 1
Prep lettuce, cut limes, avocado, squeeze lime over avocado slices.
Step 2
In a large pan over medium heat add about 1 tbsp oil then add in Sweet Earth Shredded Seasoned Chik’n, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and sauté for 6-10 minutes until cooked and slightly charred.
Step 3
In a bowl combine the corn masa flour and salt. Mix then add in water in thirds, mixing with a wooden spoon in between. Then once all the water is in, get in there with your hands and form dough. Take a golf ball size and roll in between hands then flatten to make a disk about 1/4 inch thick.
Step 4
Heat a large pan over medium high heat. Cook it quickly for about 1 min on each side. Remove from heat, let cook for a couple seconds then using your fingers create the sopes by creating edges. Then continue with the remaining masa.
Step 5
Once they're all made add enough oil to the pan to cover the bottom and pan fry your sopes on both sides for about 1 minute until golden.
Step 6
Method for the cashew crema: Discard water from cashews. In a blender combine all ingredients & blend. Add a bit more liquid if the cream is too thick. Taste & adjust seasonings to your liking.
Step 7
Method for the beans: Open the cans of beans and add to a small pot and add 1/4 onion, 1/2 cup water and 3 cloves garlic. Let it simmer for 15 minutes or until garlic and onion is cooked and softened. Mash beans then Season with a good pinch of salt then add in 2-3 heaping tbsp of the cashew crema. Mix in then set aside.
Step 8
Smother beans on each sopé, then add Sweet Earth Shredded Seasoned Chik’n then lettuce, crema, salsa, avocado, cilantro, squeeze of lime.