Salvadoran Stuffed Masa Cakes Recipe

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  1. Toss together cheese, beans, pork rind, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl with your hands, then press mixture firmly into 16 (1 1/2-inch) balls (for filling).
  2. Combine tortilla flour, water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and knead with your hands until a uniform dough forms, about 1 minute. (Dough should be moist but not sticky. If necessary, knead a little more tortilla flour or water into dough.)
  3. Flatten 1/4 cup dough between moistened palms into a 4-inch disk. Wrap disk around a ball of filling, enclosing it, and form into a smooth ball. Reflatten between your palms into a 4-inch disk (1/2 inch thick; filling should remain hidden). Put on a tray lined with plastic wrap and cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying. Make 15 more pupusas.
  4. Heat a comal or large (2-burner) griddle over medium-low heat until hot, at least 2 minutes. Brush lightly with oil, then cook pupusas in batches, turning and pressing lightly with a metal spatula every 2 to 3 minutes, until crusty and browned in spots (some cheese may ooze out), 10 to 12 minutes total per batch. Serve immediately.
  5. Cooks' notes:
  6. · Pupusas can be formed (but not cooked) 2 hours ahead and chilled, covered with plastic wrap.
  7. · Pupusas are best eaten right away but can be kept warm in a 250°F oven while cooking remaining batches. Recrisp on comal 1 minute per side before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 189.55 Kcal (794 kJ)
Calories from fat 121.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.52g 21%
Cholesterol 13.94mg 5%
Sodium 953.78mg 40%
Potassium 90.66mg 2%
Total Carbs 13.81g 5%
Sugars 0.14g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.21g 5%
Protein 10.76g 22%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 146.7mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 131.99 Kcal (553 kJ)
Calories from fat 84.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.41g 21%
Cholesterol 9.71mg 5%
Sodium 664.15mg 40%
Potassium 63.13mg 2%
Total Carbs 9.61g 5%
Sugars 0.1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.84g 5%
Protein 7.49g 22%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 2%
Calcium 102.1mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.7
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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