Carne Asada Pupusas

El Salvadorian Pupusas filled with low-fat refried beans and low-fat mozzarella cheese, and topped with our delicious Carne Asada, shredded lettuce, salsa, and any of your favorite toppings.


Recipe and Ingredients

1 cup
Beehive Meals Carne Asada
1/2 cupMaseca Instant Corn Masa Mix
6 TbspWater
1  1/2 tspVegetable Oil
1 dashSalt
1/4 cupRefried Beans, no-fat
1/4 cupMozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/2 cupLettuce, shredded
2 TbspPico de Gallo
2 TbspGuacamole
2 TbspSour Cream


Step 1:

Follow Slow Cooking Instructions to cook Carne Asada.

Step 2:

Add Maseca Instant Corn Masa Mix, water, vegetable oil, and salt together in a bowl. Stir and combine. Be aware that you may need to add an additional 1 Tbsp of water at a time to achieve desired texture. It should be well combined with no clumps, moist and slightly sticky, without sticking to your fingers.

Split the dough into 78g balls. In a separate bowl, combine refried beans and mozzarella cheese. Next, spray cooking oil onto your clean hands, and lightly flip the dough balls back in forth between your hands to create a flat circular shape about 1/2 inch thick. Do not press too hard, you don't want the dough to be too thin.

Next, add 1/4 cup of bean and cheese mixture to the center of each circle. Wrap edges of dough around beans and cheese and pinch edges to ensure filling doesn't spill out of dough during cooking. 

Step 3:

Add 2 Tbsp of your preferred oil to a large pan on medium to medium high, then place as many pupusas to pan as you can fit, ensuring that the pupusas are not touching. Cook until they are light brown circles, just like a tortilla, on each side. 

Top each pupusa with 1 Tbsp plain non-fat greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp guacamole, Beehive Meals Carne Asada, 1/4 cup shredded lettuce, and 1 Tbsp pico de gallo.

Serve 1 pupusa per person.

MFP: Beehive Meals - Carne Asada Pupusa - Family Style