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Salvadorean Pupusas with Pickled Cabbage

Salvadorean Pupusas with Pickled Cabbage
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 9
Updated July 20, 2017

Ingredients

Pickled Red Cabbage

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • 1 small jalapeño chile, seeded, thinly sliced

Pupusa Filling

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) refried black beans (1 1/2 cups)

Pupusa Masa

  • 2 1/2 cups instant tortilla masa flour
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix first 6 ingredients of pickled red cabbage. Stir in cabbage, sliced onion and chile. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat; stir in garlic and chopped onion. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is transparent. Stir in refried beans. Cook 1 to 2 minutes to blend flavors. Set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, mix pupusa masa ingredients by hand. Stir until soft, smooth dough forms. Using wet hands, shape mixture into 1/3-cup balls, shaping each into 4-inch circle, 3/4 inch thick. Place 1 tablespoon filling mixture in center of each circle and fold in half, sealing edges. With wet hands, carefully flatten and shape back into 4-inch circle, 3/4 inch thick. Wet hands, as needed, to prevent dough from cracking and sticking to hands. Cover pupusas with waxed paper while making remainder of pupusas.
  • 4
    Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook papusas in skillet about 4 at a time 8 to 10 minutes, or until dough is golden brown and dark spots appear, turning once or twice. Keep warm.
  • 5
    To serve, top each papusa with about 1/4 cup pickled red cabbage.

Expert Tips

  • Green cabbage can be used in place of the red cabbage; however, it won't have the pretty pink color.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Pupusa
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
190
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
2g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Top each pupusas with pickled cabbage – a delicious Salvadorean-style side dish.
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