MEATLESS MAIN DISHES THAT EVERYONE LIKES
8 Recipes Created by MANTARAE2
Once a week I try to have a "meatless" dinner to let the body not have to work so hard at digestion plus save on the grocery bill. My husband of 31 years loves these recipes. I just haven't told him the recipes are Vegetarian! :)
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adapted from the Kitchn.com - the original recipe called for umebochi vinegar I didn't have any - if you do, please use it gives a tart and sea like flavour. Also you could add some dulse flakes or crumbled nori as well if you want more "sea" flavour.Submitted by MADEMCHE
I am not Latin American and I apologize for screwing up a traditional recipe. I made this with what I had on hand to make a great healthy pupusa filling. Traditionally a re-fried bean recipe is just black beans and salt. Perhaps some onion and jalapenos. I didn't have enough black beans on hand and wanted to use up some Chilean Pebre (cilantro, garlic and chili paste) I had made earlier in the week. So really this is just a combination of alot of things, apologies for those who wanted something more traditional!Submitted by MADEMCHE
The filling can be almost anything. Traditionally:
Pupusas de Queso: With a cheese filling. Use grated quesillo, queso fresco, farmer's cheese, mozzarella, Swiss cheese or a combination. Add some minced green chile if you like.
Pupusas de Chicharrones: With a filling of fried chopped pork and a little tomato sauce. A reasonable facsimile can be made by pulsing 1 cup of cooked bacon with a little bit of tomato sauce in a food processor.
Pupusas de Frijoles Refritos: With a refried bean filling.
Pupusas Revueltas: Use a mixture of chicharrones, cheese and refried beans.
Pupusas de Queso y Loroco: With a cheese and tropical vine flower filling. Loroco can be found in jars at many Latin markets.
Pupusas de Arroz: A variety of pupusa that uses rice flour instead of corn masa.
Cooked potatoes or finely minced, sautéed jalapeño peppers are also tasty fillings.
I used the filling Gringo Re-Fried Beans as that is what I had on hand, it is in SP.
Try a mixture of different fillings.
The recipe uses masa harina, a special dried cornmeal flour used in making tortillas, tamales, etc. If you are able to get fresh masa, definitely use it instead. The flavor will be much fresher. Just substitute the masa harina and water with fresh masa. One pound will make about 4-6 pupusas depending on size.Submitted by MADEMCHE