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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."
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47 m servings 390 cals
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 g fat; 36.9 g carbohydrates; 10.1 g protein; 43 mg cholesterol; 368 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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