A mix between a soft taco and quesadilla, Mulitas will quickly become your favorite Mexican recipe. This Mexican street food staple is king of the LA food truck scene.
What Is A Mulita
A Mulita is like a meat and cheese panini made with corn tortillas instead of bread.
Mulitas vs Quesadillas
At first glance it looks like quesadilla, but it’s so much more. Quesadillas are made with 1 large flour tortilla, whereas a multias uses 2 soft corn tortillas.
Here are four versions of multias food to consider – we usually use leftovers to make it a bit easier to prep.
Mulitas de Birria
We tend to have a ton of leftovers when we make birria ramen or birria tacos, so we use it to make Birria Mulitas. This Mulitas de Birria recipe is a great way to use up pretty much any Mexican meat leftovers.
Mulitas de Asada
Grill up a batch of our famous San Diego-style carne asada and stuff the tender meat between two soft corn tortillas with cheese! It’s just as easy to make as our other carne asada recipes: carne asada nachos, carne asada fries, carne asada tacos and Mexican street tacos.
Mulitas de Carnitas
The Carnitas Mulita is “probably” the easiest version to make as it utilizes the Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker Carnitas) to make the meat and the ingredient list is relatively short for a Mexican recipe.
Here are some topping ideas we love using on Mulitas Taco. When you visit the food trucks, the toppings are added to the inside of the mulitas after cooking. We just throw them on top as we like cool guacamole, sour cream, etc.
Feel free to peel back the tortilla once it’s cooked and add your toppings directly to the center and re-seal.
4 Ingredient Guacamole
Mexican Cheese – Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Colby Jack, Asadero, Cotija Cheese, Queso Fresco or Oaxaca
Pickled Red Onions
Pickled Banana Peppers or Pickled Peppers
Homemade Salsa or Mango Pico de Gallo
How To Make A Mulitas
We’re going to keep it short and sweet with photos vs text. Basically you load up one corn tortilla with cheese and meat and heat on a griddle until the cheese is melted. Gently remove from the grill and garnish with your favorite toppings before grubbing down.
Mulitas are amazing on their own, however if you’re looking to amp things up, here are some ideas:
- Chips and Salsa – Cook up a batch of Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
- Beans – Refried Bean Dip, Instant Pot Refried Beans or Slow Cooker Refried Beans
- Mexican Style Sous Vide Corn on the Cob
- Mexican Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice
- Caldo de Queso
- Dice the meat into 1/4″ cubes for the best ratio per bite and texture.
- Plan on using about 2 oz of steak per taco.
Mulitas (Birria/Carne Asada/Carnitas/Pollo Asado)
Meat Filling Options (Pick One!):
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 16 Corn Tortillas
- 8 oz Cheese, Shredded
- OPTIONAL: 4-ingredient Guacamole, Salsa, Sour Cream, Onions, Lettuce.
Meat Filling Options (Pick One!):
Make The Mulitas:
- Pre-heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add one corn tortilla to the skillet and immediatley top with cheese and meat. Place the second corn tortilla over the top.
- Once the cheese starts melting gently press down on the mulitas before carefully flipping over with a flat spatula.
- Every 1-2 minutes, flip the mulitas until the cheese is fully melted and the tortilla is browned.
- Transfer to a plate and top with your preferred garnishes. You can also peel open the tortilla and add your topping inside the mulitas for easy eating. (*Note 2)