salvadoran pupusas

pupusas ingr pupusassss pupusas

  • 150g black beans
  • 1 chicken thigh
  • 2 or 3 cloves of garlic (o garlic cloves)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • half a carrot
  • 300 g corn flour
  • 200 g soft cheese, mozzarella or similar
  • 100 g bacon (or pork rind)
  • a small piece of cabbage
  • 1 lime
  • coriander
  • salt
  • olive oil, sunflower oil or similar

1 remojo 

First make a paste with the black beans. To do this, wash and soak them in water for 10 to 12 hours.

2 cocer 1 colar porotos

After that time, place the beans and the water in a deep pot on medium-high heat.

When the beans are soft (in an hour aprox.), add some salt. Stir it a few times, remove it from the heat and strain it.

1 picar cebolla y ajo 11 rehogar cebolla 12 rehogar porotos 13 rehogados 14 masa

Chop half an onion and two garlics, and fry them lightly in a pan with olive oil. When they start to get brown, add the beans with bit of the broth. Smash them until they turn into a creamy paste. If necessary add a little more of broth. Then strain it.

1 preparar caldo 2 preparar caldo 3 colar y reservar 

Now let’s prepare chicken broth. To do this, wash and chop a tomato, the green pepper, half carrot, 1 or 2 cloves of garlic and half onion. Place them into a deep pot and add the chicken. Cover with water and cook on high heat until it boils. Then low the heat, cover the pot and let it cook for 45 minutes or 1 hour. After this time, strain it and let it cool down.

4 preparar tortillas de maíz 5 masa tortillas de maíz

Mix the flour with a cup of chicken broth and salt until it turns into a smooth and non sticky dough. Knead it for 10 minutes. If necessary, add a bit more of flour or broth. Let it rest for half an hour.

4 rallar queso 6 picar tocino 7 freir tocino 8 tocino frito

Meanwhile, grate the cheese. Chop the bacon and fry it in its own fat.

9 mezclar 3 ingr 10 mezclar 11 mezclado

Mix the cheese with bacon and beans paste.

15 formar bolas 16 aplastar no muy fino 17 rellenar 18 cerrar 19 quitar sobrante 20 formar pupusas

Make balls with the dough and pass them from one hand to the other to shape the tortillas (it’s easier if you dip your hands in water with some oil). Spread the mix in the center of each tortilla and wrap them to shape small parcels. Remove the excess dough, seal up the balls and smash them (don´t worry if they break a little).

21 tostar 22 pupusas tostadas

Heat up the pan with the remaining oil from having fried the bacon. When it´s very hot, add the pupusas and fry them for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.

23 repollo en juliana 2 pelar y trocear tomate 7 picar cilantro 3 exprimir lima

Now let’s prepare the salad. To do this, cut the cabbage in julienne slices, chop the tomato and some coriander, and squeeze the lime. Mix it and salt it.

14 ensalada

Serve pupusas with the salad.

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