I have no idea how I have hitherto fore neglected to put this, my favorite Nicaraguan food, on the blog! It boggles the imagination!
You will need:
12 corn tortillas - it's not as good with flour tortillas, they turn out too sweet
2 cups cooked red beans with cooking liquid - canned is ok
Chunk of onion
Chunk of green pepper
Queso fresco, shredded - I found it at Walmart
One med tomato, chopped
1/4 cabbage, shredded
Hot sauce (optional)
For the beans:
Fry the onion and green pepper in a little bit of oil. Add beans and cook down until the liquid has thickened. If desired, add some hot sauce. In a blender, liquify the beans until they form a thick, spreadable paste. More water can be added as necessary.
For the tortillas:
Fry flat in oil until crispy, drain on paper towel.
For the salad:
Mix shredded cabbage and tomatoes with a little bit of salt and lime juice, to taste.
To assemble the repochetas:
Once you have all your components assembled, spread beans over tortillas, sprinkle with cheese, add salad, a dollop of sour cream and a dash or five of hot sauce. Be prepared with many napkins to wipe the beans and/or sour cream off your nose.