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Mexican Cup, Ecuador

Although the name of this recipe is the Mexican Cup, it really is an Ecuadorian invention that enlivens our parties and that we bring you to enjoy this Halloween with family and friends! It is scary !!

Hello everyone, today we bring a plate to share, you can serve it in a large dish or make individual molds for everyone to enjoy on Halloween.


800 gr of minced meat

2 cans of beans *

2 tablespoons refried beans *

1 onion

1 clove garlic

1/2 teaspoon of cumin

1 teaspoon oregano

Avocado and Cheese Sauce

3 ripe avocados

200 gr fresh cheese

1 large can of heavy cream

1 cup of mayonnaise

Tostitos or fresh corn tortillas for frying

This recipe is designed to make a medium mold, so if you want to make more or less, don't worry, multiply or divide the quantities and everything will be fine.


Start by cutting the onion and garlic very small and sauté them in a skillet over medium high heat with a drizzle of oil, until the onion is a little transparent. Add oregano, cumin and then add the minced meat. Cook the meat until it is almost all brown in color and now add the previously washed and drained beans.

If you have stew or beans prepared by yourself, USE THEM, your recipe will be incredible !! If you use canned beans, add two tablespoons of refried beans, this will help the meat sauce to thicken and all the ingredients come together. Salt and pepper to taste and reserve for serving.

To prepare the cheese sauce, with the help of a food processor, blend the cheese with a splash of heavy cream. Add the cream little by little. We don't want the sauce to be too runny. Add two to three tablespoons of mayonnaise and season with enough salt and pepper.

For the avocado sauce, place the avocados in the food processor or blender, add a splash of heavy cream, season with salt and pepper, blend until they form a thick sauce, add two tablespoons of mayonnaise, and the juice of half a lemon . Reserve it.

For serving time, in a medium mold place a layer of meat and flatten it as much as possible, then place a thin layer of avocado sauce and then a thin layer of cheese sauce. Repeat the procedure until all the sauces are finished. Finish with cheese sauce and garnish with bbq sauce.

Use Corn Tostitos to eat this spooky delicacy. We use fresh corn tortillas (you can find them in Mexican food stores in your city), we cut them into triangles and fry them in hot oil until golden and crisp.

As part of the decoration we made a ghostly Pico de gallo that gave this recipe an incredible touch of freshness. Check out our small preparations section so you can do it.

* If you don't know how to make beans, look for our Bean Stew recipe in the Ecuadorian food section. Homemade beans have a lot more flavor than those that come in a can.

As we always say:

If your plate doesn't look like our image, don't worry! We spent over 40 minutes trying to find the perfect angle for the photo.

If you don't have any of the ingredients on the list or don't like something, feel free to replace it. The cheese sauce will change its flavor depending on the type of cheese you use, so experiment everything you want, for us they are all delicious !!

This recipe is only a guide and you can adapt it to your tastes. So don't stop doing it, you will be surprised how delicious it is!

Remember: "Practice makes perfect"

You can see how we did it in this video and don't forget to subscribe to our Arditos Kitchen YouTube channel:


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