Get cooking with this kid-friendly recipe. Serve with shredded carrots, cabbage, zucchini or radishes for an extra crunchy boost of fiber and nutrients!

Pupusas, a Classic Salvadoran Dish

Pupusas are a classic Salvadoran dish that, with the help of an adult, kids can prepare, pack for school lunch and enjoy.

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(Handmade, Filled Tortillas)
Serves 8

1 pound corn dough
1 pound melting cheese
1/2 pound ground pork meat
1/2 pound fried beans
Cooking oil

You can buy already made corn dough and just add a little bit of water to the dough to form its consistency. Sort of like the dough you use for cookies.

Heat a flat pan and pour a little of cooking oil while the mixture is prepared. Put a palm size amount of dough in one hand and shape into a hollow pot. Put the cheese, pork and fried beans inside the pot. Start shaping the dough with the ingredients inside so it becomes a round ball which you will then shape with your hands to make it flat. Once it is flat, put it in the hot oil in the pan and let it cook until the corn is golden brown.

Once the pupusas are cooked you can serve them with salsa (tomatoes cooked in water and salt) or curtido: a relish made with cabbage, onions and carrots.


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