Masa harina recipes

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Are you looking for some recipes that you can make with leftover masa harina? Well then you are in luck! In this article we go over all of our favorite recipes that are made with masa harina. From our simple cheese pupusas to our decadent gorditas de rajas con crema, all of these recipes are guaranteed to please.

Choosing the best masa harina recipe for you

For each recipe that we talk about in this article, we provide a few additional data points to help you evaluate which masa harina recipe is best for you. Specifically, we provide the following information about each of our masa harina recipes.

  • Ingredients. For each of the masa harina recipes we list here, we provide information on the main ingredients and flavors that are used in the recipe. This information will help you select the recipe that best suits your taste.
  • Level of effort. The next datapoint we provide on each of our masa harina recipes is the level of effort. Recipes that are made with masa harina tend to require some work, but some require more work than others. For each recipe, we provide details on whether that recipe is more or less difficult to make than the average masa harina recipe.
  • Dietary restrictions. We also provide information on the allergies and dietary restrictions that each recipe is appropriate for. This will help people with food allergies such as dairy allergies identify the recipes that are most appropriate for them.
  • Freezer friendly. Finally, we provide information on whether each of the recipes is freezer friendly. This information will be useful for those who like to cook in large batches and freeze leftovers for later.

Pupusas made with masa harina

Cheese pupusas

This recipe for cheese pupusas is about as easy as it gets when it comes to masa harina recipes. All you need to make these tasty pupusas is cheese, masa dough, and a neutral oil to cook the pupusas in.

Cheese pupusas with sour cream, hot sauce, and curtido.

Main ingredients: Monterey jack cheese
Level of effort: Low
Dietary restrictions: Gluten free, vegetarian, egg free, nut free
Freezer friendly: Yes

Bean and cheese pupusas

This tutorial on how to cook pupusas provides instructions for making simple bean and cheese pupusas. These bean and cheese pupusas are a great option if you are looking for a relatively simple masa harina recipe that is a little more filling than our simple cheese pupusas.

Gluten free and vegetarian bean and cheese pupusas with avocado, lime, and jalapeños.

Main ingredients: Monterey jack cheese, kidney beans
Level of effort: Low
Dietary restrictions: Gluten free, vegetarian, egg free, nut free
Freezer friendly: Yes

Sopes made with masa harina

Black bean sopes

From the creamy refried black beans to the charred fajita-style vegetables, these vegan-friendly black bean sopes are loaded with bold flavors. This recipe is a great option for vegans who love bold, in-your-face flavors.

Vegan black bean sopes

Main ingredients: Refried black beans, mashed avocado, fajita style vegetables
Level of effort: High
Dietary restrictions: Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, egg free, dairy free, nut free
Freezer friendly: No

Pinto bean sopes

These pinto beans sopes are a great option for vegetarians who like dishes that balance simple, fresh flavors and bold, flavorful elements.

homemade vegetarian sopes

Main ingredients: Refried pinto beans, crema, queso fresco, white onion, green onion
Level of effort: Medium high
Dietary restrictions: Gluten free, vegetarian, egg free, nut free
Freezer friendly: No

Potato sopes

These potato sopes are another great option for people who are looking for vegan-friendly sopes. These potato sopes are more filling than our vegan black bean sopes, so they are perfect for nights when you are extra hungry.

There potato sopes with refried beans, spiced potatoes, and guacamole on a gray plate.

Main ingredients: Spiced potatoes, refried pinto beans, guacamole
Level of effort: High
Dietary restrictions: Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, egg free, dairy free, nut free
Freezer friendly: No

Gorditas made with masa harina

Bean and cheese gorditas

These simple bean and cheese gorditas are filled with beans, cheese, guacamole, and lime sour cream. If it is your first time making gorditas from masa harina, you can also keep things simple and just use beans and cheese.

Main ingredients: Beans, cheddar cheese, guacamole, lime sour cream
Level of effort: Medium
Dietary restrictions: Gluten free, vegetarian, egg free, nut free
Freezer friendly: No

Rajas con crema gorditas

These gorditas de rajas con crema are a little more work than our bean and cheese gorditas, but man are they delicious. These are a great option for people who have made simple gorditas from masa harina before and are looking for something a little more decadent.

Gorditas stuffed with rajas con crema and queso fresco

Main ingredients: Poblano peppers, onions, crema, monterey jack cheese
Level of effort: High
Dietary restrictions: Gluten free, vegetarian, egg free, nut free
Freezer friendly: No

Chalupas made with masa harina

Vegan chalupas

These vegan chalupas are a great option for vegans who have made other masa harina dishes and are looking for a little more of a challenge.

Vegan and gluten free chalupas. Three vegan, gluten free, and dairy free chalupas with pinto beans, guacamole, and grilled veggies.

Main ingredients: Spiced pinto beans, guacamole, roasted veggie
Level of effort: High
Dietary restrictions: Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, egg free, dairy free, nut free
Freezer friendly: No

Vegetarian chalupas

These vegetarian chalupas are a great option for vegetarians who are looking for a little bit of a challenge.

vegetarian chalupa (taco bell style)

Main ingredients: Black beans, salsa verde, crema, white onion, green onion
Level of effort: High
Dietary restrictions: Gluten free, vegetarian, egg free, nut free
Freezer friendly: No


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