Pupusas Recipe

Looking for an easy Pupusas recipe? Learn how to make Pupusas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by michelangela

Makes 5 servings



Pupusas are similar to corn tortillas, only thicker and stuffed with cheese, beans or meat.

Recipe Ingredients for Pupusas

2 cups masa harina
1 cup water
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup beans

Recipe Directions for Pupusas

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the masa harina and water and knead well. Knead in more water, one tablespoonful at a time, if needed to make a moist, yet firm dough. (It should not crack at the edges when you press down on it.) Cover and set aside to rest 5-10 minutes.

  2. Roll dough into a log and cut into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball.

  3. Press a hole in each ball with your thumb.

  4. Put about a tablespoon of desired filling into each ball and fold the dough over to completely enclose it. Press the ball out with your palms to form a disc, taking care that that the filling doesn't spill out.

  5. Line a tortilla press with plastic and press out each ball to about 5-6 inches wide and about 1/4-inch thick. If you don't have a tortilla press, place the dough between two pieces of plastic wrap and roll it out with a rolling pin.

  6. Heat an ungreased skillet over medium-high flame.

  7. Cook each pupusa for about 1-2 minutes on each side, until lightly browned and blistered. Remove to a plate and hold warm until all pupusas are done.

  8. Serve with curtido and salsa roja.

Categories

Appetizers, Central/South American, Advance, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 144.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
235
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.7g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
247mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
37.6g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
7.8g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 16% Iron 20%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
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