We have been thinking about making pupusas… We like having snacks that we can easily make when the kids or my husband are hungry. For years we have been making burritos. It is a task but in the end we have about 30 to 40 burritos that go in the freezer and if hungry it only takes 2 and a half minutes in the microwave… I will show you how we do this as well (we ground our own chicken and beef).
Pupusas were a good idea because they were smaller and we could do it vegan as the feeling is less and the intention is not so much a mini-meal (like the burritos), but a meatless snack we could eat if hungry.
So I went to YouTube and search and saw tons of videos (some very good) and decided we should give it try. The intention was to do it healthy so we did organic and vegan. The corn masa I found was from Bob’s Mill (the only organic one). We did no use cheese although all the videos I saw had it but wanted to stay as vegan as it was possible. So I choose the filling based on my experience and my family taste buds.
I use the entire Bob’s Mill packed and got 26 pupusas (22 went to the freezer and 4 were eaten during the trial and error process.
Tips I learned:
I hope you get inspiration to do this or other dishes you think is just not possible for you to make. It is really good when you realized to CAN cook at home what you like. I bought pupusas (frozen) from the Market it was almost 5 bucks for 4 small pupusas. I spend around 12 dollars with a turn out of 26. I cannot say they are authentic pupusas but I can say I will continue to improve it until they are close to the real thing.
Try something challenging… it may just pay off