In El Salvador there are pupusas. In Mexico there are tacos. In Honduras there are Baleadas. The simple version consists of a thick flour – though sometimes corn – tortilla that has been put on a charcoal grill. It’s slathered in refried black beans and a bit of white farmers cheese then folded over like an American-style soft taco.
Mix flour, water, vegetable oil, egg, and salt in a large bowl; knead until dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
Form the dough into 8 golf ball-sized balls. Cover and let rest, about 20 minutes.
Stretch each ball of dough into a thick tortilla.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla until browned and lightly puffed, about 1 minute per side.
Layer refried beans, avocado, and queso fresco over tortillas. Drizzle crema on top; fold tortillas in half over filling.
Per Serving: 390 calories; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 36.9g; fat 23.1g; cholesterol 43.5mg; sodium 368.5mg.