El Salvador Roasted Corn and Black Bean Pupusas

El Salvador Roasted Corn and Black Bean Pupusas

Friday, October 27, 2023 at 3:47 PM

This recipe can be found at El Restaurante

Recipe and photo courtesy of J.R. Simplot Company

Makes 10 servings

The Pupusas

12 oz. masa harina

¾ t. kosher salt

12 fl. oz. warm water

3 oz. cut leaf spinach

2 oz. queso fresco, crumbled

4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded

The Toppings

8 each avocado halves

20 oz. blend of flame-roasted corn and black beans (such as Simplot Flame-Roasted Corn and Black Bean Fiesta Blend)

10 oz. queso fresco, crumbled

5 oz. sour cream, thinned with small amount of water

10 lime wedges

Preparation Instructions:

     Thaw avocado halves according to package instructions. Cut each avocado half into slices, about 6 slices per half. In a large bowl, combine masa, salt and water. Mix until well incorporated. Add in spinach, queso fresco and mozzarella cheese. Mix until well incorporated. Rest for 5 minutes. Stir mixture again. The batter should have a very thick consistency. More water may be needed. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Drop ¼-cup scoops into pan making separate cakes. Light pressure may be needed to gently flatten mixture. Cook about 2 minutes on each side. Reserve warm.

     Prepare black bean and corn blend according to package instructions. Reserve warm.

To Serve: Place 2 pupusas per plate. Top with 2 oz. Fiesta blend, 2 oz. sliced avocado and 1 oz. queso fresco. Drizzle with 1/2 oz. sour cream and garnish with lime wedge. Serve.

Let Simplot simplify your pupusa prep:

Cut Leaf Spinach: simplotfoods.com/products/cut-leaf-spinach-iqf/10071179913337

Avocado Halves: simplotfoods.com/products/avocado-halves-frozen/10071179026938

Flame-Roasted Corn and Black Bean Fiesta Blend: simplotfoods.com/products/flame-roasted-corn-and-black-bean-fiesta-blend/10071179777762