Sirloin And Plantain Pupusas

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

One of El Salvador's great passions, pupusas are pancake-shaped pockets with a thinly crusted exterior that are stuffed with warm, succulent meat and cheese.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    masa
  • 2 c
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    water
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 lb
    sirloin beef, diced
  • 3 Tbsp
    ripe plantain, diced
  • 3 Tbsp
    bell pepper, diced (red or green)
  • 1/4 c
    onion, diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2
    jalapeno, seeded, diced
  • 3 Tbsp
    red wine
  • 3/4 c
    beef broth
  • 3/4 c
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil, for frying

How to Make Sirloin And Plantain Pupusas

Step-by-Step

  1. Place masa in bowl. Stir in water. Knead dough into ball.
  2. In small saute pan, cook plantain in 2 teaspoons olive oil until golden color.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in medium saucepan. Cook beef until brown.
  4. Pour off liquid. Add peppers, onions, garlic and jalapeños and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add tomato paste, wine, beef broth and cilantro.
  6. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often. Drain liquid and stir in fried plantain.
  7. Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into ball, then place between two pieces of plastic wrap. Flatten on board to 3-inch diameter. Continue until you have 16 rounds.
  8. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in center, add tablespoon of cheese and put second dough circle on top. Press down to seal.
  9. Heat pan with 1/3 cup olive oil and fry pupusas, 5 minutes per side.
  10. Place in 400 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes until golden brown and heated through.

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About Sirloin And Plantain Pupusas

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Latin American




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