Recipe: Pupusa

I’ve never actually had a pupusa so I wasn’t really sure how to make these or what they should be like but it did take me two or three tries to figure out how wet the dough should be, how they should be filled, and so on so don’t get too discouraged if your first batch comes out a little interesting – they should still be delicious. This is just a great and quick way to deliver flavor to your mouth and it pairs really well with all types of salsas/sauces and you can fill with almost anything making it really versatile as a starting point recipe.

Pupusa

AuthorMabDifficultyIntermediate

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins

Ingredients
Dough
 240 g masa harina
 3 g salt
 340 g warm water
 25 g oil
Filling
 180 g cooked spiced black beans, mashed or blended
 65 g cheese

Directions
1

In a large bowl mix together masa harina, salt, warm water, and oil by hand to make a smooth ball of dough. It should be soft but not sticky. Cover and let rest for at least 15 minutes.

2

Divide the dough into 6 portions. Working one portion at a time, roll into a ball, flatten into a large circle and add 1 tablespoon of black beans and some cheese into the center. Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, flatten into a pancake shape once again and set aside.

3

To cook: Heat an extremely small amount of oil on a griddle of frying pan and allow to fry at medium heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side until browning occurs.

Adapted from The Curious Chickpea

Ingredients

Ingredients
Dough
 240 g masa harina
 3 g salt
 340 g warm water
 25 g oil
Filling
 180 g cooked spiced black beans, mashed or blended
 65 g cheese

Directions

Directions
1

In a large bowl mix together masa harina, salt, warm water, and oil by hand to make a smooth ball of dough. It should be soft but not sticky. Cover and let rest for at least 15 minutes.

2

Divide the dough into 6 portions. Working one portion at a time, roll into a ball, flatten into a large circle and add 1 tablespoon of black beans and some cheese into the center. Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, flatten into a pancake shape once again and set aside.

3

To cook: Heat an extremely small amount of oil on a griddle of frying pan and allow to fry at medium heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side until browning occurs.

Pupusa

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