Pupusa With Scrambled Eggs and Black Beans

Pupusa With Scrambled Eggs and Black Beans (El Salvador)

Recipe: | Abreo | Rockford, IL

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/4 c. black beans, cooked
  • 3 tbsp. onion, chopped
  • Grapeseed oil (for sautéing, frying) as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 oz. queso fresco, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. jalapeno, diced
  • 1 1/2 c. masa (Maseca brand)
  • 1 1/2 c. warm water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 c. Curtido (recipe follows)
  • 1 c. Salsa Roja (recipe follows)


  1. In a frying pan, heat oil and sauté onion, jalapeno, about 3 minutes. Then add eggs, scramble softly, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Then in a separate bowl combine masa and water; combine until dough forms.
  3. Divide dough into four egg-sized balls and flatten slightly with hands.
  4. Add about one tablespoon of cheese, one tablespoon of egg mix and one teaspoon of beans to flattened dough. Then carefully fold edge of dough in all around to close cheese, eggs and beans inside, forming into a ½-inch thick disc.
  5. To cook place in nonstick sauté pan with oil and fry about 3 minutes each side, remove from heat and plate immediately.
  6. Serve Pupusa with Curtido, Salsa Roja and lime wedge on the side.

Curtido (Spicy Salvadoran Slaw)

  • 1/8 head red cabbage, finely shredded or sliced
  • 1/8 head green cabbage, finely shredded or sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, finely shredded or sliced
  • 1 scallion, finely sliced
  • 1/4 c. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. dry oregano
  • Salt to taste


  1. Whisk together vinegar, honey, oregano and red pepper in large bowl. Add cabbage, scallion and carrots, toss to coat evenly, season with salt.

Salsa Roja

  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 c. white onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. water


  1. Mix together all ingredients except water in a blender. Then add water and blend until smooth.
  2. Simmer mixture in a medium saucepan over medium heat 7 to 10 minutes until slightly thickened. Adjust seasonings as needed.

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