Salvadoran Black Bean and Oaxaca Cheese Pupusas

Salvadoran Black Bean and Oaxaca Cheese Pupusas Healthy Recipe

2 Servings 20 min Cook

Macros/Serving: 711 Calories
Tags:vegan |


1 1/2 Cup Black Beans
2 1/2 Cup, chopped Cabbage
1/2 Cup slices Radishes
1 Fruit (2" dia) Limes
1 Medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
1/3 Sprigs Fresh Cilantro
2 Oz Oaxaca Cheese
2 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Dash Salt
1 Dash Pepper
2 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 Cup Tortilla Mix Masa Harina De Maiz
3/4 Cup Water


Prepare the ingredients: Wash and dry the fresh produce.

Drain and rinse the beans; transfer to a medium bowl and mash with a fork.

Remove and discard the cabbage core; thinly slice the leaves.

Cut the radishes into matchsticks.

Quarter the lime.

Peel and halve the onion; thinly slice one half and small dice the other.

Pick the cilantro leaves off the stems; mince the stems and keep the leaves whole.

Grate the Oaxaca cheese.

Cook the beans: In a medium pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot.

Add the diced onion, cilantro stems and spice blend; season with salt and pepper.

Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until softened.

Add the mashed beans and ¼ cup of water; season with salt and pepper.

Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until thickened.

Set aside to cool.

Make the radish curtido: While the beans cook, in a large bowl, combine the cabbage, radishes, sugar, as much of the sliced onion as you’d like and the juice of all 4 lime wedges.

Drizzle with olive oil and stir to thoroughly combine.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Set aside.

Make the pupusas: In a large bowl, combine the masa harina and ¾ cup of water; season with salt and pepper.

(The dough should be slightly damp and easy to shape.

If it seems too dry, add up to an additional ¼ cup of water.

) Using wet hands, divide the mixture into 4 equal-sized balls; carefully flatten into rounds, each about 5 inches in diameter.

Divide the cooked beans between the centers of 2 of the rounds; spread into an even layer, leaving a small border around the edge of each (you may have extra beans).

Top with the Oaxaca cheese and remaining dough rounds.

Using your hands, carefully press down to seal the edges of the pupusas around the filling.

Cook the pupusas: In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a thin layer of olive oil on medium-high until hot.

Carefully add the pupusas.

Cook, gently pressing down to ensure even browning, 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Transfer to a clean, dry work surface.

Plate your dish: Carefully slice the pupusas in half.

Divide the sliced pupusas and radish curtido between 2 dishes.

Garnish with the cilantro leaves.

Serve with any remaining cooked beans on the side.