Pupusas

Pupusa Recipe

Yields6 Servings

 2 cups masa harina
 Pinch of salt
 1.50 cups warm water
 1 cup grated cheese: quesillo, queso fresco, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella

1

Combine the masa harina, salt, and water in a mixing bowl. Knead to form a smooth, moist dough with a playdough-like consistency. If the mixture is too dry, add more water, one teaspoon at a time. If the mixture is too sticky, add more masa harina, one teaspoon at a time. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let stand for 10 minutes.

2

Form the dough into 8 balls about 2 inches in diameter. Using your thumb, make an indentation into one of the balls, forming a small cup. Fill the opening with beans, cheese, or pork or some combination of all three. Pinch the dough back together to cover the filling. Roll the dough into a ball and press with a tortilla press or a small plate. The Pupusa should be roughly 1/4in thick. Repeat with the remaining balls.

3

Heat a shallow oiled skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pupusas for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

Ingredients

 2 cups masa harina
 Pinch of salt
 1.50 cups warm water
 1 cup grated cheese: quesillo, queso fresco, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella

Directions

1

Combine the masa harina, salt, and water in a mixing bowl. Knead to form a smooth, moist dough with a playdough-like consistency. If the mixture is too dry, add more water, one teaspoon at a time. If the mixture is too sticky, add more masa harina, one teaspoon at a time. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let stand for 10 minutes.

2

Form the dough into 8 balls about 2 inches in diameter. Using your thumb, make an indentation into one of the balls, forming a small cup. Fill the opening with beans, cheese, or pork or some combination of all three. Pinch the dough back together to cover the filling. Roll the dough into a ball and press with a tortilla press or a small plate. The Pupusa should be roughly 1/4in thick. Repeat with the remaining balls.

3

Heat a shallow oiled skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pupusas for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

Pupusas

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