Mayte Rueda

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Salvadoran pupusas are a typical dish of this country, which are also native to other Central American countries, adapting different ingredients to their recipes. Pupusas are made from corn dough, although they can also be made with rice and are usually stuffed with cheese and various stews. Try these delicious pupusas, you will love their flavor.
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10 portions
  • 4 tomatoes, for the sauce
  • 1 cuaresmeño or jalapeño pepper, for the sauce
  • 1/4 red onions, for the sauce
  • 4 chile de árbol peppers, clean without seeds, for the sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, for the sauce
  • to taste salt, for the sauce
  • 1/4 cabbages, filleted, for pickling
  • 1 cup red onion, filleted, for pickling
  • 1/2 cups cuaresmeño or jalapeño pepper, sliced, for pickling
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot, grated, for pickling
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, for the pickle
  • to taste salt, for the pickle
  • 1/2 cups apple vinegar, for the pickle
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1/2 kilos corn dough, prepared with salt and water.


In a pot with boiling water, cook the tomatoes, the Cuaresmeño chili piece, the purple onion and the arbol chili for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
Grind the ingredients that you boiled together with the teaspoon of oregano, season with a little salt.
In a skillet, fry the sauce over medium heat for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, mix the cabbage, red onion, cuaresmeño pepper, carrot, oregano, salt, apple cider vinegar, and warm water. Rest for 10 min.
Mix the grated cheese with the refried beans.
For the pupusas, take a portion of dough and form a ball, hollow out in the middle and flatten the sides a little; fill with beans and cheese, close and flatten in a circular shape.
On a hot griddle over medium heat, cook the pupusas for 10 minutes.
Serve the pupusas with sauce and pickled vegetables.


They are presented with red sauce and pickled vegetables.


Smear a little oil on your hands before forming the pupusas, to prevent the dough from sticking.

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