El Salvador offers a range of delicious traditional dishes, and one popular recipe is Pupusas. Pupusas are stuffed corn tortillas that are typically filled with cheese, beans, or meat. Here’s a concise recipe for cheese and bean pupusas:


  • 2 cups masa harina (corn flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup grated cheese (such as mozzarella or quesillo)
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for cooking


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the masa harina and warm water. Stir until the dough comes together and becomes pliable. Add more water or masa harina as needed to achieve a soft and smooth consistency.
  2. Divide the dough into golf ball-sized portions and cover them with a damp cloth to prevent drying.
  3. Take one portion of the dough and flatten it into a disc shape using your hands.
  4. Place about a tablespoon of refried beans and a tablespoon of grated cheese in the center of the disc.
  5. Carefully fold the edges of the dough over the filling, shaping it into a round ball. Seal the edges well to prevent the filling from leaking out.
  6. Gently flatten the filled ball into a thick tortilla, approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Repeat the process for the remaining dough and filling.
  7. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it with vegetable oil.
  8. Cook the pupusas on the hot griddle for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they become golden brown and slightly crispy. Flip them carefully to avoid breaking.
  9. Remove the pupusas from the heat and serve them hot.
  10. Pupusas are traditionally served with curtido, a tangy cabbage slaw, and tomato salsa. Enjoy the pupusas while they’re still warm and enjoy the flavors and textures of this traditional Salvadoran dish.

Note: Pupusas can be filled with various ingredients according to personal preference, such as meat, loroco (a type of edible flower bud), or squash. Experiment with different fillings to create your favorite pupusa variations.



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