Papadzules Recipe | What are Mexican Papadzules?

These papadzules are made with eggs, chicken, chilies, and more, and this creamy Mexican dish is both flavorful and very satisfying. Try this once and you will really love it.


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 8 chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 2 onions (1 peeled and chopped, the other halved)
  • 6 chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2 roasted, seeded, peeled serrano chilies
  • 3 cups (300g) raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 7 peeled garlic cloves
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lard or oil
  • 2 sprigs epazote


  1. Grind the pumpkin seeds into a paste, adding water to the mixture.
  2. Bring the chicken broth to a boil and add the onion halves, half the garlic, the jalapeno, and a sprig of epazote.
  3. Simmer for 20 minutes then strain the broth and discard the herbs and vegetables.
  4. Fry the tomatoes, remaining garlic, chopped onion, oregano, roasted serrano chilies and salt in the lard or oil until sauce gets reddish pink.
  5. Warm the tortillas and dip them into the sauce with tongs.
  6. Arrange them on a warmed plate and put a couple of tablespoons of chopped egg down the middle of each.
  7. Roll them up and arrange seam side down in the dish.
  8. Repeat with three stuffed tortillas on each plate.
  9. Pour the rest of the sauce over the top then pour the tomato salsa over the middle of the tortillas.
  10. Finish off with more chopped egg.


  • At first glance people will be very curious about this dish, since it does not resemble any other Mexican dish, but anyone familiar with papadzules will recognize this exciting meal at once.
  • Based on corn tortillas, vegetables and eggs, the pumpkin seeds and Mexican herbs and spices give this the typical look and flavor.
  • The wonderful sauce poured over the rolled up tortillas looks really good and this is a great dish to make if you want to impress a group of people, or treat yourself to some authentic Mexican cooking.

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