Salvadorian White Corn Cakes with Pork, Beans, and Cheese: Pupusas

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 pound corn flour, ground for tortillas
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 1 onion, cut into small dice
  • 8 ounces roasted pork, diced
  • 8 ounces queso blanco, grated
  • Salt
  • Serving suggestion: Refried beans
Directions
  • In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine corn flour, water, and butter. Mix until incorporated into dough. Let dough rest for 1/2 hour.

  • In a medium saute pan melt lard. Add onion and pork and cook until translucent, set aside and cool.

  • Portion the dough in small balls, approximately 1 ounce, and flatten with hands. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the pork stuffing on top of each flattened dough and sprinkle with cheese. Cover with another flattened disk of dough and seal edges by pinching them together.

  • Cook in electric flat top or cast iron griddle for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with refried beans.


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