How to make it

  • Combine dry ingredients, cut shortening into dry ingredients with pastry blender; add warm water a few drops at a time and work dough with hands until manageable.
  • Knead dough 15-20 times then allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  • Form dough into balls the size of an egg or golf ball; roll out one at a time until they are 6 inches in diameter.
  • Add some of the cheese top center then put another layer of the tortilla and pat or roll flat to seal
  • Some recipes, put filling in center and stretch out pupusa to enclose filling and then patted and rolled out again instead of adding a top layer.
  • You can try either way
  • Then place on a hot ungreased skillet (one at a time).
  • Cook 2 minutes on each side until done.
  • Serve with El Salvodran coleslaw ( see separate recipe post ) or plain shredded cabbage and shredded carrots , chopped parsley on top.

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  • guerrero 4 years ago
    I'm goin t try to make these today!!! Thank you.. I thought it was harder...cheese ,bean and chicharon!!
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    " It was excellent "
    pollymotzko ate it and said...
    Hello there!
    I made these years ago from a recipe I found that was in the paper-from a local El Salvadorian restaurant. Mine were filled with homemade vegetarian refried beans, cheddar cheese and I garnished them with fresh homemade guacamole. My ex really liked them. I am always looking for inventive things to do with Masa Harina.

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Paulette Le Pore Motzko
    Polly Motzko
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  • turtle66 8 years ago
    I love Pupusas! I think i'll go grub on some today....GR8T post.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Awsome luv this post high5thanks
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  • chalgal 8 years ago
    Sounds good. Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    tablescape ate it and said...
    Thanks for this recipe. I am always eager to try something new. Hope your holidays went well.
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    " It was excellent "
    jolielives ate it and said...
    Don't know about finding Mesa Harina on the mountain top, but will try it with polenta as our only other choice is to show up at your casa & share some with you dear friend ;0)
    YUM, Bookmarked & 5ved.
    Jo & Lee
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