Papusa from Food for the Soul (Father Leo)

Posted on September 24, 2008. Filed under: Hispanic |


Ingredients (Serves 2-4 )

5 cups masa harina flour
4 cups water
24 ounce can refried beans
3 cups soft white cheese
light vegetable or olive oil

Using a large mixing bowl, gradually stir water into masa harina until dough forms ball that can be handled.  Empty refried beans into separate bowl.  Place grated cheese into another bowl.  Divide dough into about 25 pieces.  Roll each into a ball and flatten between palms of hands to about 1/2-inch thick.  Put a spoonful of beans and a small handful of cheese into center of each pupusa.  Flatten again with filling inside.  Brush hot skillet with oil and cook pupusas on each side 4-5 minutes until golden-brown.  Outside should be firm.


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