Baleadas

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Author Notes: Baleadas (pronounced bal-e-a-das) are the quintessential cheap, street food in Honduras. This recipe is very traditional, simple and crazy delicious. You can dress it up with scrambled eggs, avocado and/or chiles. Vegetarianized.com

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Serves 8 (2 tortillas each)

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 cups refried beans
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema
  • 4 ounces cotija cheese
  • 1-2 splashes thin hot sauce
  1. Combine the flour, water, egg, salt and oil in a large bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until it’s completely mixed and not sticky.
  2. Form into 16 balls, cover and let rest 20 minutes. Then with each ball, stretch or roll into 6-8" tortilla.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, coat with cooking spray and cook each tortilla until browned on both sides, about one minute total. Stack the tortillas on a plate to keep them warm and soft.
  4. To assemble, smear 2 Tbsp beans over the tortilla. Add 1 Tbsp crema, 1/2 oz cheese and a dash or two of hot sauce

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