Baleadas are a popular Honduran street food consisting of a soft wheat flour tortilla filled with a variety of delicious ingredients. They are typically folded in half and served as a quick and satisfying meal. Here's a basic recipe for making baleadas at home:


For the Tortillas:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup warm water

For the Filling:

2 cups cooked and refried beans (black or red beans work well)

1 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese

1 cup sour cream or crema

1 ripe avocado, sliced

1 cup diced Honduran-style pickled cabbage (cabbage, carrots, and onions marinated in vinegar and spices)

Optional toppings: sliced tomatoes, grated cheese, hot sauce, and sliced green onions


Prepare the Tortillas:

a. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.

b. Add the vegetable oil and warm water to the dry ingredients. Mix well until a dough forms.

c. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes until it's smooth and elastic.

d. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each into a ball.

e. Roll out each ball into a thin, round tortilla, about 6-8 inches in diameter.

Cook the Tortillas:

a. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.

b. Place a tortilla in the hot skillet and cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side or until it puffs up and has some brown spots. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

c. Keep the cooked tortillas warm by covering them with a clean kitchen towel or placing them in a tortilla warmer.

Assemble the Baleadas:

a. To assemble each baleada, place a warm tortilla on a clean surface.

b. Spread a generous spoonful of refried beans over one-half of the tortilla.

c. Sprinkle crumbled cheese over the beans.

d. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the filling to create a half-moon shape.


a. Top the baleadas with a dollop of sour cream.

b. Add slices of ripe avocado.

c. Spoon the pickled cabbage over the avocado.

d. Add any optional toppings you like, such as sliced tomatoes, grated cheese, hot sauce, or green onions.

Serve your baleadas immediately while they are still warm and enjoy!

Baleadas are highly customizable, so feel free to adjust the filling ingredients to your liking. Some people also add grilled meats like chorizo or shredded chicken to their baleadas for extra protein.

Here are the approximate nutritional values for the ingredients in your recipe. Keep in mind that these values can vary based on specific brands and preparation methods:

Nutritional Values for the Tortillas (per serving, assuming 8 servings):

Calories: 180

Total Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 150mg

Total Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 0g

Protein: 3g

Nutritional Values for the Filling (per serving, assuming 8 servings):

Calories: 250

Total Fat: 13g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 330mg

Total Carbohydrates: 28g

Dietary Fiber: 6g

Sugars: 2g

Protein: 7g

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on the specific brands and amounts of ingredients used. Additionally, the optional toppings you choose to add will contribute to the overall nutritional content of the dish.


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