Honduran Baleadas

Honduran Baleadas In El Salvador there are pupusas. In Mexico there are tacos. In Honduras there are Baleadas. The simple version consists of a thick flour – though sometimes corn – tortilla that has been put on a charcoal grill. It’s slathered in refried black beans and a bit of white farmers cheese then folded over like an American-style soft taco.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Time Details

    PREP : 25 mins

    COOK : 2 mins

    TOTAL : 20 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Mix flour, water, vegetable oil, egg, and salt in a large bowl; knead until dough is smooth and no longer sticky.

  • Form the dough into 8 golf ball-sized balls. Cover and let rest, about 20 minutes.

  • Stretch each ball of dough into a thick tortilla.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla until browned and lightly puffed, about 1 minute per side.

  • Layer refried beans, avocado, and queso fresco over tortillas. Drizzle crema on top; fold tortillas in half over filling.

Per Serving: 390 calories; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 36.9g; fat 23.1g; cholesterol 43.5mg; sodium 368.5mg. Substitute lukewarm milk for the water if desired.