Homemade fresh sopapillas stuffed with carne adovada and topped with red chile and melted cheese
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add melted butter and water then mix the dough until it is smooth.
Return dough to the bowl and cover with a towel for 20 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a clean surface and use a rolling pin (or sturdy cup) to roll into 1/4" thickness. Use a knife or pizza roller to cut into 3" squares.
Heat 4" of oil in a sturdy pot over medium-high heat, until temperature reaches 375 degrees. Add sopapillas, one at a time, and fry until puffy and golden brown, about 15 seconds per side.
Remove from pot and transfer to a paper-towel lined bowl.
In a slow cooker, season pork with salt and oregano. Pour in red chile and stir until coated.
If possible, marinate for 12 - 24 hours.
Cook on slow for 9 hours, until cooked through and fork-tender.
On an oven-safe plate, split sopapilla in half. Spoon on a generous serving of carne adovada.
Top carne adovada with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Top cheese with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes.
Fold over the top of the sopapilla to seal it. Spoon over a couple tablespoons of the red chile from the carne adovada. Top with cheese.
Turn your oven on to broil, then place in oven for 1 - 2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Repeat for remaining sopapillas.