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Belizean Garnaches

Belizean Garnaches

One of the most popular foods in Belize is the Garnaches, which is a street food. This version is so very delicious and simple to make!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Belizean, central american
Servings 2 people


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 15.2 oz refried beans canned or in a pouch
  • few tbsp Belizean hot pepper onion sauce Visit https://explorecookeat.com/belizean-hot-pepper-onion-sauce/ for the recipe
  • cooked shredded chicken optional but nice!
  • few tbsp Edam or Gouda cheese shredded


  • Shred your cheese, and set aside.
    Zyliss cheese grater and shredded Edam cheese in a bowl
  • Warm the vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium high. Once the oil is hot, fry the corn tortillas on both sides until crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Remove once crispy and place on paper towels to drain and absorb the oil.
    corn tortillas frying in oil in a pan
  • Warm your refried beans. If using a pouch, follow the directions for warming, and if using canned, place the beans in a small saucepan and warm for a few minutes.
  • Assemble your garnaches by layering the fried tortillas with these ingredients in the following order: refried beans, shredded cooked chicken (if using), Belizean hot pepper onion sauce, and shredded Gouda or Edam cheese!
  • Enjoy!!!
    Belizean garnaches on a plate


Enjoy this taste of Belize in your home!  Served either as a main meal or a snack, these Belizean Garnaches will become a family favorite!!  
Keyword garnaches