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Pambazo Recipe: Stuffed and Irresistible delights


Today I present to you a traditional Pambazo recipe that will delight your senses and transport you to the streets of Mexico: the irresistible pambazos. Drenched in sauce and accompanied by vibrant ingredients, these stuffed rolls are the result of a unique culinary fusion combining indigenous and Spanish heritage.

It is a soft and spongy white bread, similar to a bolillo, but with the particularity that it is dipped in a chili sauce before being stuffed and cooked.

  • Portion for 4 people
  • 40 min
  • Authentic mexican recipe
  • Intermediate difficulty
Pambazo recipe This dish is especially popular on the streets of Mexico


For the bread:

  • 4 bolillos
  • 1 cup of guajillo chili sauce (you can find it in Mexican products stores)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
ingredients for pambazo recipe

For the filling:

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 200 g of Mexican chorizo ​​(you can choose the spicy or mild one according to your preference)
  • Salt to taste
chorizo and potatoe for pambazo recipe

For the garnish:

  • finely chopped lettuce
  • Sour cream or Mexican cream
  • shredded fresh cheese
  • Thinly sliced ​​red onion
  • Hot sauce (optional)
Chopped lettuce for the pambazo recipe

Preparation method:

For the filling:

  1. Start by preparing the filling. In a medium saucepan, boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Then, drain them and mash them slightly with a fork.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the chorizo ​​over medium-high heat, breaking it up as it cooks, until it is cooked through. Add the smashed potatoes and mix well. Cook for a few more minutes for the flavors to integrate. Remove from heat and reserve.
Smashes potatoe for the pambazo recipe

For the bolillos:

  1. Cut the bolillos in half horizontally, creating a kind of «top» and a «bottom». Dip both sides of the bolillos in the guajillo chili sauce, making sure they are well coated.
  2. Heat a little vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the bolillos dipped in the sauce with the inside side down. Fry for a few minutes until golden and crisp. Then remove them from the oil and place them on absorbent paper to remove excess fat.
Frying bollillo for pambazo recipe

For the pambazo:

  1. Open the bolillos and fill them generously with the mixture of potatoes and chorizo. Be sure to distribute the filling evenly.
  2. To serve, add the garnish of lettuce, cream, fresh cheese and purple onion in each pambazo. If you want a little more heat, you can add hot sauce to taste.
Pambazo recipe filling

Now you can enjoy some delicious homemade pambazos recipe. Serve hot and accompany with a refreshing drink such as agua fresca or a Mexican soda. Enjoy!

Final result pambazo recipe