Salvadorean Pupusas with Pickled Cabbage

Add these bean filled pupusas that are topped with pickled cabbage to your meal – a delicious Salvadorean side dish.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 9

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

  • 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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Pupusa
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.