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Have you ever had a Pupusa? It's pretty amazing. Probably my new favorite thing. I am already getting ideas of what to stuff it with in the future. They are essentially Masa dough stuffed with yumminess. I happened to find Chorizo refried beans so, I had to use them.
Spiced Bean and Cheese Pupusas
by Bran Appetit
3 cups masa harina
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp salt
Filling and Topping:
15 oz. fat free refried beans
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Pour the masa harina into a large bowl and stir in the water and salt until a soft dough forms. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes. The dough will have thickened into a soft texture. If it seems sticky, add a little more masa
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
While the dough is resting, mix the beans with the chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Take one piece of dough, roll it into a ball, use your fingers to make a well in the center dough and work it until you form a cup that has sides that are about 1/4-inch thick.
Scoop about 2 Tbsp of the bean mixture into the well of the masa, pull the sides of the dough over the bean filling and seal the edges carefully.
Place the pupusa on a cutting board or flat surface and gently roll or pat it out (using your hands or a rolling pin) until the pupusa is about 1/2-inch thick, being careful to not burst it open and let the filling come out. Repeat this until all your pupusas are filled and rolled out.
Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1-2 pupusas at a time and let them brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes.
Flip the pupusas onto a baking sheet, top with the shredded cheese, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the pupusas are hot and the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.