Pupusas Revueltas (Salvadoran-style stuffed masa cakes)


Pupusas Revueltas

Pupusas Revueltas (Salvadoran-style stuffed masa cakes)

Try these cakes stuffed with chicken, vegetables, and low-fat cheese for a yummy and exciting dinner or lunch.


1 pound ground chicken breast 
1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
½ small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced 
1 medium green pepper, seeded and minced 
1 small tomato, chopped 
½ teaspoon salt 
5 cups instant corn flour (masa harina) 
6 cups water 
½ pound low-fat mozzarella cheese, grated


  1. In a nonstick skillet over low heat, cook chicken in oil until chicken turns white. Keep stirring the chicken to make sure it is evenly cooked. 
  2. Add onion, garlic, green pepper, tomato, and salt, and mix well. Cook until chicken is cooked (inside should be 165 °F). Remove the skillet from the stove. Put the mixture in a bowl and cool in the refrigerator. 
  3. While the chicken mixture is cooling, place the corn flour in a large bowl and slowly stir in enough water to make a stiff tortilla-like dough. 
  4. When the chicken mixture has cooled, add cheese. 
  5. Divide the dough into 24 pieces. With your hands, roll the dough into balls. Press a hole in each ball with your thumb. 
  6. Put about a tablespoon of the chicken mixture into the hole in each ball. Fold the dough over to close hole. Press the ball out with your palms to form a circle. 
  7. In a very hot iron skillet, cook the pupusas on each side until golden brown. 


Yield: 12 servings. Serving size: 2 pupusas

Prep and cook time: 

Prep time: 20 mins. Cook time: 5 mins.

Nutritional Information: 

Each serving provides: calories: 290, total fat: 7 g, saturated fat: 3g, cholesterol: 33mg, sodium: 223mg, total fiber: 5g, protein: 14g, carbohydrates: 38g, potassium: 272mg