Pupusas originated in El Salvador and are delicious savory round corn cakes stuffed with refried beans and cooked on a hot griddle. They are hearty little flatbreads that you can top with your favorite garnishes such as salsa, avocados or coleslaw.
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
- medium bowl
- baking sheet
- silicone mat or parchment paper
- mixing spoons
- Arepas meal starter pouch
- 2 ¼ cups warm water
- 1 cup vegan fat-free refried beans
- Optional Toppings: Avocados, Salsa, or Coleslaw
- In a bowl, add the warm water and slowly add the Arepas meal starter pouch contents and mix well. The consistency of the dough should be like play-dough.
- Let the mix sit for 5 mins.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- To assemble the pupusas, form the dough into 8-10 'golf ball' sized balls.
- Using wet fingers, place the ball in the palm of your hand and pinch the sides of the dough to form a bowl shape. Drop 1-2 tablespoons of the refried beans into the center of the dough bowl, then fold the edges over to enclose the filling completely. Gently flatten the dough to 4-5-inch disks. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
- Heat a large nonstick griddle over medium heat. Cook the pupusas for 3-4 minutes on each side until the center puffs up slightly and each side of the pupusas has brown spots.
- Place the pupusas onto a prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Serve warm with your favorite salsa, avocados, or coleslaw.