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Recipe For Pupusas de Frijoles

Recipe For Pupusas de Frijoles

Pupusas de Frijoles

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups masa harina, commonly sold as the brand name “maseca”
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for hands


1. Combine masa harina, salt, cumin and water in a mixing bowl until smooth; knead well.

2. Cover with a towel and let stand for 10 minutes.

3. Lightly oil your hands and form 4 balls with the dough.

4. Pat each ball with your hands and form 4 disks, then with your thumb, shape each one into cups.

5. Fill each cup with ¼ cup of refried beans and seal.

6. Flatten by patting each cup to form disks again, but now with filling inside.

7. Cook each pupusa over a lightly oiled skillet over medium-high, 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.


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  1. Roma Schneider

    These look delicious. You seem to have perfected the technique. I want to try to make these!

    • Derick & Jill

      Hey Roma,
      haha I certainly don’t consider myself as having perfected making them yet…but does perfected in eating them count?! 😉 LOVE me some pupusas!!!

  2. Angel Parmley-Marshall

    I will definitely have to try these. You are such a blessing to your family.☝️❤️

  3. Karen Southam

    I’m excited to try these. I purchased the ingredients and will be making them today. What do you serve them with?

    • Derick & Jill

      Usually with a homemade tomato sauce (boiled tomatoes, oil, salt) and some homemade slaw…I need to find a recipe for that to share!


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