Stuffed Sopaipillas

The puffed pillow of fried bread called the sopaipilla was thought to be “invented” in Albuquerque over 200 years ago. A good thing made even better when stuffed with a wonderful bean and green chile sauce mixture.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Comfort Food, New Mexican, Traditional Family Favorites
Servings 8 sopapillas
Calories 553 kcal


  • 1- 10 oz. box BUENO® Sopaipilla Mix
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 6 cups cooked pinto beans drained
  • 2- 16oz. jars BUENO® Hatch Green Chile Sauce
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 4 cups shortening
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese shredded (about 3 oz.)


  • Mix sopaipilla mix, oil and water together to make a smooth dough. Let stand for 20 minutes.
    1- 10 oz. box BUENO® Sopaipilla Mix, 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil, ¾ cup warm water
  • Meanwhile, in a non-stick skillet, warm the beans and 1 ½ cups of Green Chile Sauce over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes or until excess moisture evaporates.
    6 cups cooked pinto beans, 2- 16oz. jars BUENO® Hatch Green Chile Sauce
  • Stir in salt and garlic. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, mashing beans.
    2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • Roll out sopaipilla dough. Cut into 8 squares.
  • Heat shortening over medium heat. Place a square of dough one at a time in hot oil. Fry until golden brown on each side.
    4 cups shortening
  • Split two seams of each sopaipilla with a paring knife. Stuff with bean mixture. Garnish with remainder of heated green chile sauce, tomato and cheese.
    2 large tomatoes, 1 cup Monterey jack cheese


Calories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 13gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 1788mgPotassium: 524mgFiber: 9gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 488IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 181mgIron: 3mg
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