We also used some shredded lettuce and chopped red onion. A tip for mellowing red onion (or any onion) and adding some extra, addictive flavor...just squeeze lime juice over it and toss. Seriously, you won't believe the difference it makes. The onion still has that delicious bite...but the lime juice adds this tang that changes the flavor profile. I also used queso fresco, as usual...because I love the saltiness it adds.
Hold open your gordita, add your "meatier" filling. Throw on some extra flavor. Top with crumbled queso & another drizzle of salsa and... RICOS!
So...earthy beans, heat from the salsa, fresh crisp lettuce, tangy & savory onion & salty queso fresco- that was an awesome combo! Like I said....the filling possibilities are endless. These are some that we made when we were using up pantry staples & leftovers from the fridge. Black beans w/ a little bit of reconstituted chiles & some basic shredded cheese. Easy, but tasty.