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Honduran Baleadas

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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47 m servings 390
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Mix flour, water, vegetable oil, egg, and salt in a large bowl; knead until dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
  2. Form the dough into 8 golf ball-sized balls. Cover and let rest, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stretch each ball of dough into a thick tortilla.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla until browned and lightly puffed, about 1 minute per side.
  5. Layer refried beans, avocado, and queso fresco over tortillas. Drizzle crema on top; fold tortillas in half over filling.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute lukewarm milk for the water if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 390 calories; 23.1 36.9 10.1 43 368 Full nutrition

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Yes this is one of my favorite things to make! Everyone loves it. Only suggestion, add some scrambled eggs to the filling part of the Baleada. Perfection! Had it that way at a Honduran food truc...

It came out great, and I agree with other posters with it needing at least 2 more cups of flour for the tortillas to take form.

Agreed with previous poster. Needs more flour for the tortillas to take form. Also, to clarify the description -it can certainly be made with corn tortillas

It was great! But you need like 1 1/2 cups more of flour for the dough to have the right texture