- 2 cups masa harina (available in Latin American grocery stores)
- 1/2 cup finely-diced onion
- 1 cup lard or vegetable shortening
- Chili powder
- Salt and pepper
- In a bowl beat 2 cups warm water into masa harina to make a stiff, smooth dough. In a large bowl, beat lard with electric mixer or wooden spoon until light and fluffy. Begin adding masa, a handful at a time, beating constantly. When all masa is incorporated, beat in onions and season to taste with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.