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Cheesy Pupusas


  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 40 mins (20m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving


local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large bowl, combine the masa harina and warm water. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  2. 2.Divide the dough into golf ball-sized portions.
  3. 3.Flatten each portion into a disc and place a spoonful of refried beans and a sprinkle of cheese in the center.
  4. 4.Fold the dough over the filling and seal the edges to form a stuffed tortilla.
  5. 5.Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  6. 6.Cook the pupusas for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  7. 7.Serve hot with salsa or sour cream, if desired.
  8. 8.Enjoy your cheesy pupusas!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightIf the dough is too dry, add a little more warm water. If it's too sticky, add a bit more masa harina.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to get creative with the fillings! Add cooked meat, veggies, or even some spicy jalapenos.
  • chevron_rightMake a big batch of pupusas and freeze the extras for later. Just reheat them in a skillet or microwave when you're ready to enjoy.