How To Make Pupasas

(Photo courtesy of Gabriel Ramos)
(Photo courtesy of Gabriel Ramos)

Prep(10 minutes) & cooking(10 minutes)

Servings: 6

Pupusas originated from El Salvador, but are eaten throughout all of Central America and each country has their different way of making them. The most popular one is “queso,”  which is cheese, but there are other ones like revuelta which is beans, cheese, and pork rinds. Pupusas can also be made with zucchini, shrimp or anything else that anyone desires.

Many restaurants serve pupusas, but we all know that everything taste better when you make it yourself, especially pupusas because you get to decide what you put in them. The best thing about pupusas  is that they are really easy to make, they are really cheap, and they are delicious.

  • 2 cups of masa
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1-2 cups of filling (cheese, meat, beans, or anything you would like to put in)
  1. Mix the water and masa until all of the water has dissolved with the masa and you have a big chunk of dough
  2. Kneed the dough mixture until you feel that the dough is sticky
  3. Get a palm full of dough and shape it to look like a ball
  4. With your thumb poke a hole into the middle a put the stuffing in
  5. Cover the hole and flatten out the ball into a tortilla shape or a circle
  6. With a medium sized pan with a SLIGHT amount of oil put the pupusas in and cook each side for 3 minutes or until golden brown
  7. Let it cool for 2 minutes and enjoy
  8. Serve with any type of hot sauce and coleslaw

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