Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Latin American Street Food's Bean Stuffed Masa Cakes

This is an easy, fun finger food that has a really good flavor.  I served this with salsa and a slaw that was suggested by the author of Latin American Street Food, and it was really delicious.  We all gave this a 9, and each cake, or pupusa was 163 calories.

3 c masa harina
3 1/4-3 1/2 c warm water
1 1/2 c refried beans (I used canned)

Mix the masa harina and the water together.  Let rest for 10 minutes.  Heat a griddle to about 375 degrees, then wet your hands and divide the masa into 12 portions.  Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the beans in to the center of each masa portion, then form a circle around the beans.  Flatten the cake with your wet hands, being careful to not expose the beans.  Cook the cakes on the griddle, about 5 minutes per side.  Serve with the slaw and salsa, or whatever toppings you desire.


  1. This looks like you do not fold the masa over? IS that right? Love mom

    1. I'm not sure what you mean, you do need to cover all the beans up before cooking them, and you cook the cakes on both sides. Hope that answers your question.